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Biotherapeutics Analytical Summitt

Hyatt Regency Baltimore * | Baltimore, USA
From 1399 to 2899 USD
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Title: Biotherapeutics Analytical Summitt
Specialty: Radiology
Dates: From Mar, 9, 2015 to Mar, 13, 2015
Location: Baltimore, USA
Type: Summit
Registration Cost: From 1399 to 2899 USD
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  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
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SC1: Host Cell Protein Measurements: Thoughts of the USP Expert Panel and Best Practices - Detailed Agenda 


Martin Vanderlaan, Ph.D., Director, Analytical Operations, Genentech, Inc.

Maura Kibbey, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Liaison, Biologics and Biotechnology, US Pharmacopeia

Ned Mozier, Ph.D., Senior Director, Analytical R&D, Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer, Inc.

Agenda outline:

A short course presented by key participants in the USP draft monograph on HCPs that has been posted for comments and will have been finalized by the time of the conference. It will examine the key points and controversial issues with explanations of nuances and compromises that needed to be made. It will also examine and advise on critical issues in HCP analysis.

  • Role / Intent / Timing for USP Chapter
  • Key Observations from the USP Expert Committee on Host Cell proteins
  • Making suitable antibodies for HCP assays (antigen preparation and antibody purification methods)
  • Characterization of the quality of antibodies (a variety of means, including “coverage)
  • Development of Platform vs. Specific HCP assays (and lifecycle management)
  • Orthogonal methodology for HCP detection and integration with Immunoassay data
  • HCP method development, data analysis best practices– including cases where dilutional linearity is lacking
  • Co-purification of HCPs with products: signs, causes, solutions
  • Regulatory Interest and involvement
  • Validation of HCP immunoassays
  • Clinical Issues with HCPs
  • Roundtable discussion

SC2: Sub-Visible Particles, Aggregates and Impurities: Measurement, Characterization and Impact Detailed Agenda 


Patricia W. Cash, Ph.D., Senior Director, Analytical Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical Development, MedImmune, Inc.

Dean Ripple, Ph.D., Group Leader, Bioprocess Measurement Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Nadine Ritter, Ph.D., President & Senior Analytical Advisor, Global Biotech Experts LLC

Agenda outline:

Introduction to SVPs, Aggregates and Impurities

  • Current regulatory expectations
  • Mechanisms behind formation of soluble aggregates and SVPs
  • Potential biological impacts

Overview of Aggregates

  • Causes of aggregation
  • Characterization
  • Current concerns in the context of immunogenicity with examples
  • Elimination of aggregates through protein refolding and high pressure dissociation and other methods

Technologies and Tools for Identification and Characterization

  • Aggregates (Size exclusion SEC, AUC, FFF, etc.)
  • Sub-visible (Microflow imaging, light obscuration, etc.)
  • Comparisons between technologies regarding limits of detection
  • Open Discussion on which approaches can be regarded as FDA compliant

Recent Experiences and Case Studies Discussion with Q&A 

SC3: Glycobiology of Antibodies Detailed Agenda  


T. Shantha Raju, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Biologics Research, Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Agenda outline:

  • Introduction to Protein Glycosylation
  • Fc Glycan Heterogeneity
  • Methods to Analyze Fc Glycans
  • Glycoengineering Methods
  • Role of Fc Glycans on Antibody Effector Functions
  • Impact of Fc Glycans on Antibody Stability
  • Discussion with Q&A
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Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
T: 410-528-1234

Room Rate: $229 s/d (rate includes complimentary wireless internet access in guest room)
Reservation Cutoff: February 10, 2015 

Please click here or call the hotel directly to reserve your sleeping accommodations.  You will need to identify yourself as a Cambridge Healthtech conference attendee to receive the discounted room rate with the host hotel.  Reservations made after the cut-off date or after the group room block has been filled (whichever comes first) will be accepted on a space and rate-availability basis.  Rooms are limited, so please book early to take advantage of the discount we have negotiated.

Top Reasons to Stay at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore: 

  • Complimentary wireless internet in your guest room
  • No commute to conference venue
  • A quick taxi ride (10 miles) from Baltimore International Airport (BWI)
  • Only four blocks from the Metro subway system and only three blocks from the Lightrail
  • Take advantage of the discounted group rate

 We understand that you have many choices when making your travel arrangements. Please understand that reserving your room in the CHI room block at the conference hotel allows you to take full advantage of the conference sessions, events and networking opportunities, and ensures that our staff will be available to help should you have any issues with your accommodations.  

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Showcase your solutions to a guaranteed, targeted audience through a 15- or 30-minute presentation during a specific conference program, breakfast, lunch, or separate from the main agenda within a pre-conference workshop. Package includes exhibit space, on-site branding, and access to cooperative marketing efforts by CHI. For the luncheon option, lunches are delivered to attendees who are already seated in the main session room. Presentations will sell out quickly, so sign on early to secure your talk!

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