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March 30 - April 02, 2015 · Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa · Huntington Beach, CA
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"Good conference, great location" - Gregory Stromberg, Senior Associate Scientist, Biogen Idec
"Great week, receiving knowledge about process validation from industry leaders and experts" - Michael Lau, Process Scientist, Regeneron
"This is an excellent place to get an update on what's happening and what's new in bioprocessing" - Venkat Mangalampalli, Staff Scientist, Vaccine Production Program Lab, VPP NIH
"Great conference! Time well spent" - Laura Andronic, Process Engineer, Stem Cell Technologies
"Very useful for development of new biotech products" - Lucimara Toso Bertolini, R&D Manager, Ourofini Animal Health
"..a valuable overview of biotech" - Nazila Habibizad, Director CMC Analytical, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc (Analytical course attendee)
"It was an excellent course that put all the pieces of the puzzle together for me" - Sheetal Girase, Research Investigator, Takeda Pharmaceutical (Analytical course attendee)
"… covered the entire spectrum of the industry regarding cell culture and fermentation technologies.." - Michael D. McLean, Director of Research, Platform Corp.
BDP Week 2014 took place recently, welcoming roughly 700 attendees to San Diego. The event featured 4 days of case studies and new data presentations across 9 conference tracks. Day 1 keynote speakers Joanne Beck (Shire) and Matthew Croughan (Keck Graduate Institute) kicked off the conference with presentations on Lifecycle Management of Production Processes and Viral Contamination: Lessons Learned over 30 Years, while Day 3 keynotes Jeffrey Baker (FDA) and R. Thomas Warf (BARDA) gave provocative talks on Drug Quality and Flexible Production Technologies and Facilities. One of the highlights of the meeting was Tina Larson's (Genentech) "10 Innovations in 10 Minutes" discussion during her talk which discussed some of the key technologies driving progress in the field.
Several interactive discussions in the Process Validation, Manufacturing, Raw Materials, Viral Safety and other tracks were filled with audience Q&A (and debate - especially in the Town Hall Forum on Change Control and Change Management of Single Use Systems) which allowed for a healthy exchange of ideas. There was a lot of activity in the exhibit hall around the posters (coinciding with the launch of IBC's Virtual Poster Series which was on display) and there was excellent networking and activity in the exhibit hall, especially during the "Mardis Gras" and "Mexican Fiesta" receptions and the BDP Week Passport Prize Drawings. The BDP Week Beach Party, which took place outside overlooking beautiful San Diego Harbor, was a hit with attendees who stayed long after sunset to continue the networking.
"I thank you and the conference organizers for a great BDP week! It was a fantastic time, I learned a lot, and had some very nice exchanges.." - John Tsavalas, Ph.D., Co-Director, Nanostructured Polymers Research Center, University of New Hampshire
"Very well organized conference covering key topics across the industry. The ADC track case studies presented were valuable information" - Elena Luganovski, Manager, Daiichi Sankyo