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BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition

Conference: October 20-23, 2014 * Exhibition: October 21-23, 2014 * John B Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA

1,500+ Attendees - 160+ Speakers - 150+ Exhibitors

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THE Industry Meeting Place to Exchange Real-World Solutions to Improve Speed, Cost and Quality

Conference: October 20-23, 2014 · Exhibition: October 17-19, 2014 · John B Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center · Boston, MA

Exhibit Hall & Keynote Passes

Exhibit Hall & Keynote Passes

Now Available: Exhibit Hall & Keynote Passes

BPI Soars to New Heights: Bigger & Better than Ever Before

Take advantage of this excellent networking and learning opportunity:
· Discover New Products · Evaluate the Latest Technologies · Meet Global Industry Experts & Future Partners · Hear Compelling Keynotes · Learn & Discuss in the BPI Theater · and so much more!

"This conference is a great place to meet the technical experts in the industry. I enjoyed exchanging research ideas with global companies and sparking new collaboration." - Kelvin Lau, Senior Process Engineer, Abbott

Experience Innovation and Networking at its Best - Only Available at BPI!

  • Exchange lessons learned with 1,500+ technical and scientific professionals
  • Techniques and technologies from 150+ suppliers & collaborators (View Exhibitor List)
  • Visionary keynotes provide fresh perspectives on key issues
  • Technology workshops that provide updates on new advances
  • First to be seen - new product launches
  • BPI Theater to provide you a host of interactive and information packed programming
  • Evening receptions for you to enjoy networking and collaboration
  • Novel poster presentations now integrated within the exhibit areas for increased interaction
  • Entry to the BPI Passport Program - your chance to interact and walk away with prizes - See what you could win!

"This conference is invaluable for the quality of ideas exchanged by the participants." - David Kolwyck, Principal Scientist, Amgen

Exhibit Hall & Keynote Pass Schedule

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Exhibit Hall Hours: 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

3:15

pm

Keynote Presentations:

Biogen Idec's Strategy for Success through Innovations in R&D, Protein Development and Manufacturing
John G. Cox, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology, Biogen Idec

Keeping the Patient's and Caregiver's Experience in Mind
Robert Mattaliano, Ph.D., Group Vice President and Head of Biologics, Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center

Biologically-derived Medicines on Demand for Battlefield Medicine
Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA

4:45

pm

Opening Night Networking Reception in Poster and Exhibit Hall

International Food Festival
(Hall open until 6:00 pm)
Grab your BPI passport and take a trip around the globe as you walk the aisles of the BPI Exhibit Hall. You will savor cuisine and watch live cooking demonstrations featuring European, Middle Eastern and Asian fare. Plus, don't forget to visit the Roche booth for your oversized pretzel and custom beer glass.
Sponsored by: Roche Diagnostics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Exhibit Hall Hours: 9:45 am to 7:00 pm

7:30

am

Technology Workshop: Repligen

8:45

am

Keynote Presentations:

Biosimilars and Novel Biologics
Ganesh V. Kaundinya, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Momenta Pharmaceuticals

Delivering Innovation in Biotherapeutic Manufacturing: From Continuous Improvement to Disruptive Innovation, What Can Current Industry Trends Tell Us About the Next 10 Years?
Ralph Lambalot Ph.D., Vice President, Biologics Development, AbbVie

9:45

am

Networking Refreshment Break in Poster and Exhibit Hall

10:10

am

Meissner Filtration Products New Product Launch Showcase by Meissner Filtration
The Importance of Automation in Conjunction with Single-Use Systems: Saltus®
Max Bloomberg, Director of Operations, Meissner Filtration Products

10:30

am

Impact 2020: Massachusetts' Life Sciences Industry in 2020
MassBio's Impact 2020 report, released earlier this year, is a strategic assessment of the state of the biotechnology and life sciences cluster in Massachusetts. The extensive report issues a call to action for Massachusetts stakeholders—across industry, academia, healthcare networks, payers and government—to take steps to safeguard the Commonwealth's definitive, but fragile, leadership position in life sciences and innovation. You can download the Impact 2020 report or executive summary.
Presenters:
Sheela Hegde, Partner, Health Advances
Peter Abair, Director of Economic Development & Global Affairs, MassBio

11:00

am

Strategic Discussion and Expert Q&A: CMC Analytical and Regulatory Strategies for Biotechnology Products

  • Phase-appropriate strategies
  • Characterization and comparability
  • Recent developments with biosimilars
  • Balancing limited time and resources to achieve required studies

Panelists:
Nadine Ritter, Ph.D., President and Analytical Advisor, Global Biotech Experts, LLC
Tracy TreDenick, Head of Regulatory and Quality, Partner, BioTechLogic

12:05

pm

Technology Workshops: Sartorius Stedim Biotech, EirGenix & Irvine Scientific

12:35

pm

Oral Poster Presentations

12:55

pm

Pall Life Sciences New Product Launch Showcase by Pall Life Sciences
Resolute Linear; The New Range of Fully Automated Chromatography Columns from Pall
The Resolute linear product line is the next generation of Pall chromatography column. With scalable multi-axis control and fully automated packing, unpacking and CIP, Resolute Linear represents a major advance in the reduction of the process risk associated with large scale column packing
David Johnson, Global Product Manager, Chromatography Hardware, Pall Life Sciences

1:15

pm

EMD Millipore New Product Launch Showcase by EMD Millipore
The Development of a More Physically Robust Single Use Fluid Management Film for Demanding Bioprocess Applications
With the proliferation of single use technology in manufacturing processes, it is imperative to ensure container integrity and process performance, especially in critical and physically demanding applications. EMD Millipore has develop a new film, PureFlex Plus, with the strength and flexibility that makes it ideal for use throughout the manufacturing process, maximizing process robustness and minimizing risk of process failure or performance impact.
Michael J. Felo, Product Manager, Single Use, Integrated Processing Systems, EMD Millpore

1:35

pm

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess New Product Launch Showcase by Asahi Kasei
How Can On-Demand Buffers Streamline Downstream Unit Operations?
Buffers are ubiquitous inputs to today's antibody processes. This presentation will discuss how the notably compact IBD™ 1K Inline Buffer Dilution System creates precise buffers just-in-time from up to 20X stock concentrates to unlock efficiencies within biopharmaceutical downstream processing. Attendees will learn how the IBD™'s patented multi-stage buffer blending technology facilitates lean manufacturing today while engendering tomorrow's continuous processing promise.
Kimo Sanderson, VP Client Services, Asahi Kasei Bioprocess, Inc

1:45

pm

IDA Ireland We're From the Government and We're Here to Help! How Ireland Supports Biopharma Companies in Their Manufacturing Strategy
It is imperative that companies minimize supply chain risk and maximize the value of key biopharmaceutical assets. Ireland is now a key location for successful commercialization of biopharmaceuticals with over $7bn in capex investment in the past ten years. The presentation will outline the supports for these investments through provision of skilled people, property solutions and support for process research.
Barry Heavey, Ph.D., EVP and Head of Life Sciences, IDA Ireland

3:15

pm

Networking Refreshment Break in Poster and Exhibit Hall

3:35

pm

Sartorius Stedim Biotech New Product Launch Showcase by Sartorius Stedim Biotech
BioStat STR2000
Jessica Martin, Field Marketing Manager, Sartorius Stedim North America

3:45

pm

Purolite Corporation New Product Launch Showcase by Purolite
Design of a Novel, Agarose Based, Chromatography Platform
In this presentation, we describe the design and properties of a new range of agarose resins. The novel agarose beads are optimized for medium sized proteins and have pressure flow properties sufficient for large scale protein purification. The result shows that it is possible to design homogeneous agarose resins with significantly improved pressure/flow properties, capacities, and resolution compared to what is commercially available today.
Hans J. Johansson, Application Manager, R&D, Purolite

4:00

pm

Re-broadcast of Select Keynote Presentations

Delivering on a Global Biopharmaceutical Portfolio: Biogen Idec's Strategy for Success through Innovations in R&D, Protein Development and Manufacturing
John G. Cox, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology, Biogen Idec

Biologically-Derived Medicines on Demand for Battlefield Medicine
Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA

5:30

pm

Sports Night Spectacular in Poster & Exhibit Hall

Networking Reception in Poster and Exhibit Hall (Hall Open until 7:00 pm)

Sports Night Spectacular
Take me out to the ball game! Grab a Wii remote and have some fun by playing interactive sports games for your chance to win a prize. As you walk through the hall, you will enjoy game time favorites including sliders, pizza, sports themed desserts and the Bio-Rad Margarita in a custom glass. And don't forget to wear your favorite sports attire – so you can head on over to the photo booth to show off pride for your favorite team and take home your souvenir BPI photo.
Co-Sponsored by:
Bio-Rad Laboratories
and
IBC Life Sciences - an Informa Business

5:45

pm

Dedicated Poster Viewing

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Exhibit Hall Hours: 9:45 am - 2:00 pm

7:30

am

Networking Refreshment Break in Poster and Exhibit Hall

9:50

-

10:30

am

Oral Poster Presentations

10:30

am

BPI 2014 Industry Awards - Highlights from Wed Night Elizabeth Gormley, Managing Director, BioProcess International

10:50

pm

Re-broadcast of Keynote Presentations

Keeping the Patient's and Caregiver's Experience in Mind
Robert Mattaliano, Ph.D., Group Vice President and Head of Biologics, Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center

Delivering Innovation in Biotherapeutic Manufacturing: From Continuous Improvement to Disruptive Innovation, What Can Current Industry Trends Tell Us About the Next 10 Years?
Ralph Lambalot, Ph.D., Vice President, Biologics Development, AbbVie

12:05

pm

Technology Workshops: GE Healthcare

12:40

pm

Oral Poster Presentations

1:10

pm

BPI Best Poster Awards Presentation Anne Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief, BioProcess International

1:25

pm

BPI Passport Drawing

2:00

pm

Exhibit Hall Closes

"The networking opportunities, caliber of presentations and the vendor exhibits were simply outstanding!" - Timothy Atolagbe, Senior Development Scientist, United Therapeutics Corp

BPI Passport Program

Don't miss out on this fun and interactive experience as you tour through the BPI Exhibit Hall. Stop by these participating exhibitors and get your passport initialed and you could walk away with several prizes along with innovative ideas.

Thanks to our exhibitors for donating the following prizes:

  • Samsung WiFi Camera - Aber Instruments Ltd - Booth #102
  • Zoom External Power Bank - AbbVie - Booth #909
  • $150 Visa Gift Card - Alfa Wassermann - Booth #420
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook - Aragen Bioscience, Inc. - Booth #116
  • Pebble Smartwatch - Asahi Kasei Bioprocess, Inc. - Booth #511
  • $200 AMEX Gift Card - Avid Bioservices - Booth #916
  • JBL Flip2 Portable Wireless Speaker - Bend Research - Booth #106
  • Bottle of Single Malt Whisky - BioOutsource - Booth #832
  • GoPro Hero3+ - BioProcess Technology Consultants, Inc - Booth #810
  • Noise-canceling Headphones - BioTechLogic - Booth #509
  • $100 VISA Gift Card - Biovest International - Booth #118
  • Kindle Paper White eReader w/case - C Technologies - Booth #111
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card - Corning Incorporated - Booth #800
  • Kindle Fire HD - Cytovance Biologics, Inc. - Booth #224
  • Bose Speakers - EMD Millipore - Booth #517
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card - Enzo Life Sciences - Booth #623
  • Georg Jensen Salad Bowl - FeF Chemicals - Booth #827
  • Nike+ FuelBand - Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies - Booth #817
  • Swedish Handcrafted Glass - Genovis - Booth #733
  • iPod Nano - Gyros, Inc. - Booth #902
  • Vintage Champagne from Harrods - HEL Ltd. - Booth #726
  • $150 Ticketmaster Gift Card - Integra Companies - Booth #731
  • $200 Gift Card - Irvine Scientific - Booth #417
  • $100 VISA Gift Card - Kaneka - Booth #323
  • iPad Mini - LEWA Nikkiso America Inc. - Booth #722
  • MaxCyte promo items - Maxcyte - Booth #730
  • Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker - Meissner Filtration Products - Booth #804
  • $100 AMEX Gift Card - optek Danulat - Booth #812
  • $200 Visa Gift Card - PendoTECH - Booth #825
  • $150 Amazon Gift Card - Repligen - Booth #601
  • iPad Mini 16 GB - RheoSense, Inc. - Booth #220
  • $100 VISA Gift Card - SAFC - Booth #Lounge
  • Swarovski Crystal - Sandoz GmbH - Booth #906
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth - SGS Life Sciences - Booth #709
  • Kindle Fire HDX - Therapure Biopharma - Booth #818
  • $100 American Express Gift Card - Tosoh Bioscience LLC - Booth #607
  • Wine - Transonic - Booth #426
  • iPad - WuXi AppTec - Booth #507
  • $150 Amazon Gift Card - YSI Life Sciences - Booth #112

Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

3:15
John G. Cox Delivering on a Global Biopharmaceutical Portfolio: Biogen Idec's Strategy for Success through Innovations in R&D, Protein Development and Manufacturing
John G. Cox, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology, Biogen Idec

3:45
Robert Mattaliano, Ph.D. Keeping the Patient's and Caregiver's Experience in Mind
Robert Mattaliano, Ph.D., Group Vice President and Head of Biologics, Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center

4:15
Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D. Biologically-derived Medicines on Demand for Battlefield Medicine
The current medical supply paradigm is non-responsive to far-forward emergency settings, emergent in-theater threats, and bio-preparedness stockpiling, often taking weeks to months to manufacture and airlift organic pharmaceuticals and protein therapeutics while not reaching the battlefield frontlines in time where it is needed most. A new manufacturing paradigm must be created to enable fast responses to specific threats without requiring specific threat preparedness, potentially eliminating the need to medically guess the enemy's intent, thus enhancing disaster responsiveness. DARPA's Biologically-derived Medicines on Demand (Bio-MOD) effort is focused on developing novel, flexible methodologies for genetic engineering and modification of microbial strains, mammalian cell lines and cell-free systems to synthesize multiple protein-based therapeutics in single-doses and short timeframes that meet purity, efficacy, and potency standards. Success in this effort will relieve the logistics burden and enable cost effective production of small quantity medications, particularly useful in the manufacture of orphan drugs.
Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

8:45
Ganesh V. Kaundinya, Ph.D. Understanding Complexity in Biological Systems through Big Data Analytics- Applications to Biosimilars and Novel Biologics
Ganesh V. Kaundinya, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Momenta Pharmaceuticals

9:15
Ralph Lambalot, Ph.D. Delivering Innovation in Biotherapeutic Manufacturing: From Continuous Improvement to Disruptive Innovation, What Can Current Industry Trends Tell Us About the Next 10 Years?
Ralph Lambalot, Ph.D., Vice President, Biologics Development, AbbVie


Attend Cutting-Edge Technology Workshops

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11:50
New Paradigms in Bioproduction Culture Media Development
Biopharmaceutical production technologies, operations, and quality are undergoing a paradigm shift, resulting from the expiry of biologic patents, increased demand for personalized medicine, and increased global competition. This talk will review the impact of this paradigm shift on upstream production technology with a focus on optimization of cell culture media and feed formulations. In addition, the economics behind outsourcing and localized supply, for example, the relative value of powder versus bulk liquid supply and strategies based on improved shipping/packaging technologies, will be discussed. These advances in production technologies and shifts in operational strategies are driving a renewed focus on quality standards including analytic testing, formal risk analysis, and increased demands for purity, packaging, and cold chain.
William Whitford, Senior Manager - Hyclone Cell Culture, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

The Evolution of Laboratory Data Systems: Replacing Paper, Streamlining Process Execution, and Delivering Product and Process Insight
The laboratory has become an increasingly electronic environment. It's not just that the volume of data is greater than ever before, it's also being generated at ever-increasing speeds. As companies move towards a fully integrated lab environment there are benefits and pitfalls along the way. Successful projects start with a solid foundation, and keep a clear vision in mind.
Jarrod Medeiros, Senior Consultant, IDBS

12:20
Integrated Single-Use Purification Technologies Enabling Continuous MAb Processing
Michael W. Phillips, Director, Technology Development, EMD Millipore

The LabChip GXII Touch: The Next Generation of High Throughput Biomolecule Characterization
Richard P. Bunch, Director, Microfluidics Product Portfolio, PerkinElmer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:45
RepliGen Bioprocessing

12:05
Material Science & Cell Biology Approach to Guarantee Consistent Performance of New Flexsafe Bioprocessing Bags
Jessica Martin, Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Streamlining your Antibody to Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Process
Lee Cheng (LC) Liu, CEO, EirGenix
Frank Ho, VP, Process Sciences, EirGenix

Studies of Cell Culture Media effects on Therapeutic Protein Quality
Jessie H.T. Ni, Ph.D. M.O.T., Chief Scientific Officer, Irvine Scientific

Thursday, October 23, 2014

12:05
Guidelines for the Selection of Chromatography Media (Resins) and Steps to Meet Specific Purification Challenges
Jonathan Royce, Senior Product Manager, Bioprocess Product Marketing - Downstream, GE Healthcare


* Qualification: Exhibit Hall & Keynote pass purchases are only made available for qualified researchers, scientists, engineers, quality professionals and executives from biotechnology, biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical organizations.

All registrations will be reviewed and IBC reserves the right to provide this access only to those who do meet the qualified criteria. Those who do not qualify for this option must register for one of the main conference selections that provides access to the conference and exhibit hall.

If your company is exhibiting, individuals must register for a booth staff pass to have access to the exhibit hall. Contact Marina Smirnova for more information.

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