The Future in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing is Here!

ISPE 2017 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference

We are there!  Novartis was the first biotech company to successfully make it through the approval process of a CAR T-cell based gene therapy.  With the approval of Kymriah, pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia will have hope of being cured.  

The 2017 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference brings together key international thought leaders to discuss the latest developments in the biopharmaceutical sector.  Spencer Fisk, Vice President & Global Head Cell & Gene Technical Development & Manufacturing at Novartis will be featured sharing his lessons learned on Unique Aspects in Commercializing CAR T-cell Therapy.  I know I am energized to see this presentation and hear about his forward-thinking approach as an early adopter in moving the needle.

The new frontier of personalized medicines is not only here, it is going to force traditional manufacturing to change their models to have a local presence for direct access to their patient population.  Tim Tyson, CEO of Avara, will be speaking about how he is optimizing his CDMO organization to support the upcoming needs of our rapidly changing pharmaceutical industry.

As an industry, it is our responsibility to change with the innovation of technology and train our teams to work in a new type of manufacturing.  Fifty percent of quality incidents and related problems within the pharmaceutical industry are related to human performance1.  Rich Tree, Vice President at CAI will be speaking on Engineering Human Competency – A Key Factor in Operational Agility.    

At the 2017 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference this December, we will have speakers talking about:

  • Capacity challenges
  • Flexibility and agility in manufacturing
  • Supply chain challenges
  • Contamination risk
  • FDA perspectives

Is your company taking the risk to be a part of the strategic discussion for the future of manufacturing or are they sitting around waiting for the next guy to show him how they plan to achieve success in our new world of personalized medicines?

If you want to act now, please join me in San Francisco 4–6 December to hear leading industry speakers discuss their strategies to help create Operational Agility for Today’s Challenges.

Register Today

Jennifer Lauria Clark, CPIP
Executive Director, Strategic Development

Reference: Lonza Error Prevention System

Join ISPE and your colleagues from around the world in scenic San Francisco, California, 4 – 6 December for the 2017 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference! This year's event will expand the conversation beyond manufacturing capacity needs to address innovative operational and process development strategies to prepare you for launch readiness.  

Your three-day conference experience includes:

  • Comprehensive sessions offering insights from industry, regulatory, and academic experts
  • Keynote speakers from Avara, BioMarin, FDA/CBER, Gilead Sciences, and Kite Pharma
  • Three education tracks covering core, trending topics in biopharmaceutical manufacturing:
  • Launch Readiness     
  • Operational Agility
  • Advanced Therapeutics