September 2013 Supplement

Analytics and Quality

Since the concept of “well-characterized biologics” entered the biopharmaceutical industry’s vernacular late in the 20th century, increasing emphasis has been placed upon product and process characterization. Analytical laboratories have always been vital to bioprocessing, whether they were performing in-house quality assessments, preformulation and other types of product characterization, and process scale-up and optimization support, or outsourced viral safety and product testing. Recent advances in analytical technologies such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and mass spectrometry (MS), as well as other…

Upstream Processing

The “Cell Culture and Upstream Processing” track began many years ago as a conference of its own. In October 2004, IBC Life Sciences brought it together in Boston, MA, with three other events (“Recovery and Purification,” “Production and Economics,” and “Scaling Up from Bench to Clinic”) to create the first BPI Conference. Just like BPI magazine’s editors, the event producers have depended on industry advisors from the beginning. Our editorial advisory board (EAB) members give generously of their time and…

Poster Presentations

Cell Culture and Upstream Processing Gary Boch (Cevec Pharmaceuticals) Custom Chemically Defined Media for CAP-T Cells Maurizio Cattaneo (BioVolutions) DoE for Continuous BioProcessing of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies Stephanie Dubois (ATMI LifeSciences) Linear Scalability of Virus Production in Integrity®iCELLis®Single-Use, Fixed-Bed Bioreactors from Bench Scale to Industrial Scale Thomas Falkman (GE Healthcare) Assessment of Process Performance and Product Quality in High-Performing Fed-Batch Cultures Kathleen Harrison (Frieslandcampina Domo) Influence of Soy Protein Hydrolysates on Robustness of Cell Culture Experiments Clint Pepper (Bend Research)…

Manufacturing

We editors think of the “manufacturing” theme as a sort of catch-all category for technical issues that aren’t specifically protein-production or separation/purification related. For us, that has always included assay development and other analytical topics that are more product- than process-focused. For the purposes of this conference-guide supplement, however, we have developed a separate article for analytical matters. So what falls under manufacturing? In past BPI Conferences, tracks such as “Production and Economics” and “Scaling Up from Bench to Clinic”…

Downstream Processing

The “Recovery and Purification” track began many years ago as a conference of its own. In October 2004, IBC Life Sciences brought it together in Boston, MA, with three other events (“Cell Culture and Upstream Processing,” “Production and Economics,” and “Scaling Up from Bench to Clinic”) to create the program of the first BPI Conference and Exhibition. Just like BPI magazine’s editors, the event producers have depended on industry advisors since the beginning. Our editorial advisory board (EAB) members give…