- May 22-23, 2017: Summit on “beyond mAbs"
- May 24-26, 2017: Advanced Bioprocessing Training
Location: UMass Club, 1 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.
Hosted by: The Biomanufacturing Science and Technology Consortium (BSTC),Massachusetts BioManufacturing Center(MBMC) and University of Massachusetts Lowell
Part I. SUMMIT
Monday, May 22, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
||Welcome and Introduction (UMass Lowell and organizer)
Mr. Travis McCready, CEO and President, Mass Life Science Center
||Session I: Cell therapeutics Dev. and Manufacturing - Advances and Challenges
Session Chair: John Pieracci, Biogen (8:40 – 8:50 a.m.)
T1: "Manufacturing Solutions for Industrializing Cellular Therapeutics", Julie Murrell, Head of Cell therapy Bioprocessing, MilliporeSigma (8:50 - 9:10 a.m.)
T2: "Biomanufacturing from a Regenerative Medicine Perspective", Caroline Dugopolski, VP, Technical Operations, Histogenics (9:10 - 9:30 a.m.)
T3: "Cell Therapy Development and Manufacturing. Regulatory / Quality Challenges", Karen Nichols, Chief Regulatory Officer, ISCT (9:30 - 9:50 am)
||Research Snapshot Presentation I (10:10 - 10:20 a.m.)
William Stuart, MarkHenry Kamga, Alessandro Mora (UMass Lowell)
T4: "Building Toward a Modern Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector: Encouraging Development and Adoption of Emerging Technology", Lucinda Buhse, Director, Office of Testing and Research, FDA, CDER, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (10:20 - 11 a.m.)
T5: "Ex vivo expanded allogeneic NK cell as new modality for cancer treatment", Yu-Kyeong Hwang, R&D Head, Green Cross LabCell (South Korea) (11-11:20 a.m.)
Panel Discussion (11:20 a.m. - Noon)
||Session II: S2. Biomanufacturing Innovation
Session Chair: Cyrus Agarabi, OBP/CDER/FDA/DBRR-II (1:25 - 1:30 p.m.)
T6: "Opportunities for Collective Advancement in the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Community", Kelvin H Lee, Professor, NIIMBL Director, Univ of Delaware (1:30 - 2 p.m.)
T7: "Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute: Challenges and opportunities in manufacturing engineered tissues", Tom Bollenbach, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (2-2:20 p.m.)
T8: "Tough Sledding: Unique Challenges Faced by Candidates with Associate Degrees in the Biomanufacturing Job Market", Mark Bruso, Manager of Labor Market Research, MassbioEd Foundation (2:20 - 2:40 p.m.)
T9: Improved expression of recombinant proteins from mammalian cells by utilizing non-coding RNAs: microRNA and siRNA, Joseph Shilolach, Director of the Biotechnology Core Laboratory, NIDDK/NIH (2:40 - 3 p.m.)
||Research Snapshot Presentation II (3:20 - 3:30 p.m.)
Hemlata Bhatia, Sha Sha, Nicholas Trunfio (UMass Lowell)
||T10: Model-based product and process development and optimization: Can the pharmaceutical industry achieve what other process manufacturing industries have?” Sean Bermingham, VP - Life Sciences and Principal Consultant, Process Systems Enterprise Ltd (PSE) (3:30 - 3:50 p.m.)
Panel Discussion (3:50 - 4:30 p.m.)
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
||Reception and Networking Poster Session 20-30 posters will be presented