WPI Symposium on Advanced Biomanufacturing Agenda

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium

Continuous Biomanufacturing – Cell & Tissue Therapies

 March 27 & 28, 2017

Registration for 2017 Symposium is now open.
More details regarding topics, keynotes, and agenda to come.

Advanced Industrial Biomanufacturing Symposium photo

Lynne Frick, Pall Life Sciences, presents at last year’s Advanced Industrial Biomanufacturing Symposium | April 2016

Check out last year’s program (April 2016) for a sample of what to expect:

Day 1, April 4, 2016, included presentations on:

  • Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing
    Lynne Frick, Director of Sales, Pall Life Sciences
  •  Acoustic Filtration Technology
    John Rozembersky, Vice President, FloDesign Sonics
  •  A New Paradigm of Bioreactors for Protein Biologics
    and Cell Therapy Manufacturing
    Brian Lee, Ph.D., President, PBS Biotech
  • Plenary Presentation: The Shrinking Footprint – Next Generation Technologies in Biomanufacturing
    Gregg Nyberg, Ph.D., Director of Process Development leading Pivotal Cell Sciences & Technology, Amgen
  • Quality Risk Management for Biomanufacturing Systems
    Jim Butler, Chief Technology Officer,  Cimetrics Inc.
  • Case Study on Successful Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, and Support
    Joseph Makowiecki, Global Technical Manager, GE Healthcare Fast Trak
  • High Volume Single Use Fermentation
    Patrick Guertin, Global Technical Manager, GE Healthcare Fast Trak
  • Targeted Therapeutics Delivery
    Glenn Gaudette, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, WPI
  •  21st Century Bioprocessing Enabled by Process Analytics
    Andrew Lenz, Manager, Global Process Analytics and Rob Guenard, Ph.D.,
    Senior Director, Global Process Analytics, Biogen
  • Keynote Presentation: The Era of Bioprocess Innovation –
    Transformations in Cost, Quality and Speed
    Parrish Galliher, Founder & CTO Xcellerex, Inc, GE Life Sciences

Day 2, April 5, 2016, included presentations on:

  • Developments in Stem Cell Technology and its
    Application in Biomanufacturing
    Tanja Dominko, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology/Biotechnology, WPI
  • Plant Metabolic Engineering
    Susan Roberts, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head of Chemical Engineering, WPI
  • Biomanufacturing Plant Cell Based Therapeutics
    Pam Weathers, Ph.D., Professor of Biology/Biotechnology and AAAS Fellow, WPI
  • Raman Analysis of Single Dose Therapeutic Proteins and Formulations
    Rajeev Ram, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT
  • The Status of Biomanufacturing Industry in the Commonwealth
    and the Outlook to the Future
    Peter Abair, Executive Director, MassBioEd Foundation
  • Plenary Presentation: Sustaining a Consistent Quality Profile Across Multiple Scales and Manufacturing Sites
    Ralph H. Lambalot, Ph.D., Vice President, Biologics Development and Manufacturing Launch, AbbVie Bioresearch Center
  • Biomanufacturing Facilities of the Future
    Jack Campion, P.E. Principal, Hart Design Group
  • Manufacturing Technologies to Enable Process Intensification
    Jim Neville, Head Biomanufacturing Sciences Network, MilliporeSigma 
  • Supply Chain Issues in Biomanufacturing Industry
    Amy Zeng, Ph.D., Professor & Associate Dean, The Business School, WPI
  • in vitro Glycoengineering: Optimizing Homogeneity of Next-Generation Therapeutic Proteins
    Stephen Grimme, Ph.D., Lead Field Applications Specialist, Roche Custom Biotech
  • On-Demand Manufacturing of Small Molecule Pharmaceutical:
    An End-to-End Approach
    Bayan Takizawa, MD, MBA, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer,
    CONTINUUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Keynote Presentation: Biomanufacturing Innovations for the 21st Century: New Platform, New Challenges and New Opportunities
    Chun Zhang, Ph.D. Vice President and Head of BioProcess Development,
    Shire Pharmaceuticals