3rd Annual Cell Culture and Bioprocessing Congress 2014 London

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  • Build­ing on the suc­cess of last year’s event, Oxford Global Con­fer­ences are proud to the present the 3rd Annual Cell Cul­ture and Bio­pro­cess­ing Con­gress, tak­ing place on Novem­ber 17 – 18, 2014 in Lon­don, United King­dom. This Con­gress is an exec­u­tive plat­form for over 170 experts work­ing in cell line devel­op­ment, cell line engi­neer­ing, up and down­stream oper­a­tions, fer­men­ta­tion and bio­log­ics production.

    A huge increase in global demand for bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts has increased the value of the cell cul­ture indus­try sig­nif­i­cantly in the past few years; it is poised to reach a worth of over $6 bil­lion by 2018. This Con­gress brings together lead­ing experts to dis­cuss ways to sup­port this growth and over­come industry-​wide chal­lenges, and will be sup­ported by key indus­try solu­tion providers like Merck Mil­li­pore, Eppen­dorf, UPM, Solen­tim and Hamil­ton. Prob­lems to be dis­cussed include cell line sta­bil­ity, cell line authen­ti­ca­tion, scale-​up improve­ments, con­t­a­m­i­na­tion con­trol and increas­ing reli­a­bil­ity and con­sis­tency between batches.

    On Day One, our panel of experts will dis­cuss the lat­est advances in cell line and process devel­op­ment. Top­ics will include trans­fec­tion of pri­mary and hard-​to-​transfect cells, novel tools for 3D cell cul­ture, new tech­nolo­gies for media opti­miza­tion, high through­put cell cul­ture tech­niques, achiev­ing high titre cell cul­tures, dis­pos­able tech­nol­ogy and auto­mated cell line processes.

    Day Two of the event will include case stud­ies cov­er­ing the most impor­tant chal­lenges in bio­log­i­cal pro­duc­tion. Pre­sen­ta­tions will address how to develop com­mer­cially suit­able cell banks, improve man­u­fac­tur­ing flex­i­bil­ity, stan­dard­ize single-​use tech­nol­ogy, ensure suc­cess­ful tech­nol­ogy trans­fer and opti­mise cell lines for man­u­fac­tur­ing. Our panel of indus­try lead­ers will also dis­cuss key advances in cell line devel­op­ment, includ­ing the genetic char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion of cell lines using NGS, cell line authen­ti­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies, con­t­a­m­i­na­tion pre­ven­tion meth­ods and inno­v­a­tive cell cul­ture assays.


    The Event

    In keep­ing with Oxford Global’s highly suc­cess­ful life sci­ences series, an expert panel of 40 speak­ers will present a full con­fer­ence pro­gramme cov­er­ing the top­ics out­lined below.

    Day 1

    Cell Line Development

    • Trans­fec­tion of pri­mary and hard-​to-​transfect cells
    • Novel tools for 3D cell culture
    • New tech­nolo­gies for media optimization
    • Stem cell mix­ture purification
    • High-​throughput cell cul­ture techniques
    • Suc­cess­ful fer­men­ta­tion methods

    Process Development

    • Increas­ing the effi­ciency of upstream processes
    • Inte­grat­ing upstream and down­stream processing
    • Novel down­stream pro­cess­ing platforms
    • High-​titre cell cul­ture processes
    • Process devel­op­ment case studies:
      • Scale-​up improvements
      • Dis­pos­able bioreactors
      • Auto­mated cell line processes

    Day 2

    Cell Line Development

    • Cell line char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion using NGS
    • Cell line engi­neer­ing for high expres­sion levels
    • Cell line selection
    • Tech­nolo­gies for cell line authentication
    • Meth­ods for pre­vent­ing contamination
    • Tech­niques to improve the sta­bil­ity of cell lines
    • Advanced cell cul­ture assays

    Bio­log­i­cal Production

    • Bio-​manufacturing case studies:
      • Gene ther­a­pies
      • Viral vac­cines
      • Mon­o­clonal antibodies
    • Devel­op­ing com­mer­cially suit­able cell banks
    • Improv­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing flexibility
    • Stan­dard­iza­tion of single-​use technology
    • Ensur­ing suc­cess­ful tech­nol­ogy trans­fer and process validation
    • Opti­miz­ing cell lines for manufacturing

    2014 Speakers

    • Cécile Bauche – CSO, Theravectys
    • Matthew Beard – Senior Prin­ci­ple Sci­en­tist, Ipsen
    • Valentina Cic­carone – Prin­ci­ple Sci­en­tist, Macrogenics
    • Ciska Dalm – Lead Sci­en­tist, Synthon
    • David Danovi – Direc­tor, Hip­Sci Cell Phe­no­typ­ing, Cen­tre for Stem Cells and Regen­er­a­tive Med­i­cine, King’s Col­lege London
    • Patrik Froech – Head of Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy and Gene Expres­sion, UCB
    • Adam Gold­stein – Senior Man­ager, Purifi­ca­tio, Genentech
    • John Har­ring­ton – Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Chief Sci­en­tific Offi­cer, Athersys
    • Philip Hass – Senior Sci­en­tific Man­ager, Genentech
    • Chris Hewitt – Pro­fes­sor of Bio­log­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, Direc­tor of the DTC in Regen­er­a­tive Med­i­cine, Lough­bor­ough University
    • Sven Kili – Senior Direc­tor, Sanofi
    • Dave Knop – Direc­tor, Process Devel­op­ment, Applied Genet­ics Tech­nol­ogy Corporation.
    • Hans-​Peter Knopf – Senior Bio­log­ics Expert, Novartis
    • Rashmi Korke-​Kshirsagar – Asso­ciate Direc­tor, Bio­gen Idec
    • Luc Kupers – Pro­gram Man­ager Global Cell Cuture Media Strat­egy, Gen­zyme, a Sanofi company
    • Lada Lae­nen – Man­ag­ing Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, Genzyme
    • Nico­las Mer­mod – Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­sity of Lausanne
    • Alvin Nienow – Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor of Bio­chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing, Uni­ver­sity of Birmingham
    • Anne Ramne – Senior Research Sci­en­tist, AstraZeneca
    • Ulrich Rue­me­napp – Head of Biotech­nol­ogy Projects, Bayer
    • Man­fred Schus­ter – COO, Ape­iron Biologics
    • Lance Wong – Direc­tor, Process Devel­op­ment, Bavar­ian Nordic
    • Jianxin Ye – Prin­ci­pal Sci­en­tist, Merck

    Sub­mit a poster

    For atten­dees inter­ested in sub­mit­ting a poster, there are oppor­tu­ni­ties now avail­able. Your poster pre­sen­ta­tion will be located in the exhi­bi­tion room for two days along­side other posters from senior sci­en­tists work­ing in indus­try and academia.

    We will require:

    • Poster title, Abstract (200 words or less)
    • Prin­ci­pal author, Organ­i­sa­tion, Mail­ing address
    • Email, Tele­phone, Fax
    • Addi­tional authors

    In order to secure your board space a fee of £250 plus VAT will be required. The poster should be pre­sented as A0 (841mm x 1189mm) por­trait size.

    To take advan­tage of this oppor­tu­nity you need to be reg­is­tered as a paid del­e­gate over the 2 days. We have lim­ited spaces avail­able, so please reg­is­ter soon!

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