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Biotechnology Manufacturing: The Future is Now

Antonio R. Moreira, PhD
Robert Dream, PE, CPIP, PhD
Biotechnology Manufacturing: The Future is Now

The life sciences continue to represent a highly dynamic area of scientific advancements. Virtually every day, a new discovery opens up new possibilities for treating and monitoring diseases for which up to now treatment options were either limited or many times non-existent.

These discoveries, as a result of amazing developments in genetics, immunology, regenerative medicine, systems biology, data science and analytics, just to mention a few key disciplines, bring hope to patients who so desperately need new therapy options. However, this is only half of the path to success. These potentially life-saving therapies need to be further developed so they can be ultimately manufactured and commercialized for patient access.

This is where the 2019 ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference is an event that ought to be on your list of conferences to attend. Scheduled to be held next week, June 18-20, 2019, in Boston, MA, this conference brings together biopharma manufacturing industry leaders, development scientists and engineers, regulators, quality experts, and academics to share and discuss new modalities for the manufacture of biopharmaceutical products, such as cell and gene therapies and antibody-drug conjugates, as well as new approaches to well-established products such as monoclonal antibody manufacturing. The emerging area of continuous bioprocessing will be highlighted as well. Through plenary and education sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, case study presentations, and site visits, you will learn state-of-the-art information that you can immediately bring back home to your own job responsibilities. Networking opportunities will equally allow you to interact with these industry leaders and obtain additional insight through one-on-one discussions.

2019 Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference

The following are a few highlights of current hot topics that will be discussed:

  • What are the key innovations that are transforming the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry? How are automation, digital technologies, new technology platforms, and the development of personalized medicine options impacting the industry now and in the future? How do you prepare to be ready for these innovations?
  • What are the new modalities for biopharmaceutical manufacturing? How are start-up companies and large, established firms implementing these modalities? How do they impact process technology needs, the design of the future facilities, the infrastructure requirements, and the type of operations that will be ongoing?
  • How does one maximize capacity? How far can you go with process intensification? How will continuous bioprocessing change the manufacturing paradigm? How will technological, regulatory, and operational challenges be overcome?

We have attended the previous three ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing conferences and have always found them to be highly insightful and stimulating events. We are looking forward to the 2019 ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference that is just around the corner. The topics being addressed are simply mouth-watering. For complete information on the conference program, please view the conference agenda.

We hope you will join us and register now to attend. See you in Boston for an exciting event!

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