Former Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Prior President and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufactures of America.
Mr. Holmer will provide insight into how the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has created a successful drug pipeline to meet the needs of CF patients, why venture philanthropy is important and how to protect the business model of the American pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
Individual seats or tables of 10 are available.
Pick one of the following sessions to attend after lunch:
Designing your Career: From Young Professional to Emerging Leader
PROGRAM SUMMARY: Often during his career and coaching practice Ken has encountered young professionals that have:
Graduated from a good program at a noted school of higher education
Landed a position in their field with a reputable company
Applied themselves diligently doing their job in their chosen profession
And, yet, found themselves struggling with career direction, advancement issues, and generally what to do next!
During this interactive program, Ken will lead a discussion that will inspire participants to create a new perspective on how they can accelerate their learning, ramp up the trajectory of their career, and walk away with career development models to help chart their future.
Single Use & Shiny Stuff, Combine So You Can Produce Enough
PROGRAM SUMMARY: In the past ten to fifteen years biotech manufacturers have struggled with the decision to continue using stainless steel equipment or switch to single-use technologies. The decision largely depends on product volume and the amount of flexibility needed. Disposables are often the choice for rapid-turnaround, smaller batches and stainless steel is often the best choice for larger volumes or highly automated processes. However, increases in the available volumes of single use equipment and development of novel single use automation and instrumentation continually shift the landscape of available options. In addition, as the design of single use equipment becomes more specialized, challenges with secondary supply, complex set-up, and interconnectivity emerge. This talk will survey the recent developments in single use equipment and accessories and present case studies that demonstrate manufacturing challenges and the chosen path forward.
Design-Build Delivery Method of cGMP Biological Manufacturing Facility