BPI Theater

Advancing the MAb Therapies of Tomorrow

Thomas Page (vice president, engineering and asset development, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies USA) 1:00–1:20 pm Page introduced Fujifilm Diosynth’s Saturn monoclonal antibody (MAb) platform, which is based on the Apollo cell line. A senior team working from three facilities designed this new platform by challenging everything from previous designs, keeping the best aspects, and throwing out what did not work well — while innovating where necessary. All functional units were represented and empowered to make decisions. The team used risk-based tools…

Panel Discussion: How CMO Business Models Have Adapted to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities of Protein-Based and Emerging Therapy Markets

On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, BioProcess International presented a panel discussion from 1:20 to 2:00 pm as part of the “Emerging Therapies” session of its BPI Theater at the BIO annual convention in San Diego. Moderated by Gil Roth (president of the Pharma and Biopharma Outsourcing Association), the panel comprised John Foy (vice president of business management for biologics at Patheon), Michael A. Riley (vice president and general manager of Catalent Biologics), Victor Vinci (vice president and chief scientific officer…

Panel Discussion: Cell, Gene, and Tissue Therapies — Applying Key Lessons from the Evolution and Commercialization of Protein-Based Therapies

On Tuesday, 20 June 2017, BioProcess International presented a panel discussion from 2:20 to 3:30 pm as part of the “Emerging Therapies” session of its BPI Theater at the BIO annual convention in San Diego. Moderated by David Brindley (University of Oxford and Harvard University), the panel comprised Morrie Ruffin (managing partner of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine), David Backer (head of commercial development for gene editing and novel modalities at MilliporeSigma), Robert Preti (president and chief executive officer of…

Panel Discussion: Process and Business Considerations for Innovation — Supplier and End-User Perspectives

On Wednesday, 21 June 2017, BioProcess International presented a panel discussion from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm as part of the “Emerging Techniques and Technologies” session of its BPI Theater at the BIO annual convention in San Diego. Moderated by Tom Ransohoff (vice president of BioProcess Technology Consultants), the panel comprised Stewart McNaull (senior vice president of business development at KBI Biopharma), Bernard Huyghe (senior director at Pfizer), John Bonham-Carter (director at Repligen, not pictured), and Todd J. Menkhaus (cofounder of…

Panel Discussion: Single-Use and Process Development Technologies — Making the Right Choices for Your Process

At noon on Wednesday, 21 June 2017, BioProcess International presented a panel discussion as part of the “Emerging Techniques and Technologies” session of its BPI Theater at the BIO annual convention in San Diego. Moderated by Susan Dexter (managing director of Latham Biopharm Group), this panel comprised Deborah Harris (vice president of operations at Abzena), Magnus Schroeder (director of downstream process development at CMC Biologics), and Stephen Lam (vice president of operations at Patheon). There is no debate: Single-use technologies…

Panel Discussion: How to Differentiate Your Vaccine Platform in a Competitive Market

On Wednesday, 21 June 2017, BioProcess International presented a panel discussion from 1:20 to 2:30 pm as part of the “Emerging Techniques and Technologies” session of its BPI Theater at the BIO annual convention in San Diego. Moderated by Joshua Speidel (managing director of the commercial practice team at Latham Biopharm Group), this panel comprised Diane Retallack (senior director of upstream processing and intellectual property at Pfenex), Rachel Felberbaum (senior director of business development at Protein Sciences Corporation), and William Taylor…

Deciding Between Single-Use and Stainless Steel Strategies

A BPI Theater Roundtable at Interphex 2016 On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, Eric S. Langer (managing partner of BioPlan Associates) chaired a morning roundtable titled “Deciding on Single-Use vs. Stainless Steel Strategy: What the CMOs Know That Biopharma Needs” as a follow-up to a similar discussion held last year. Langer brought together a panel of four contract manufacturing organization (CMO) industry experts: Daniel Vellom (senior director of global technology innovation at Sanofi Pasteur) Sue Behrens (senior director of process technology…

Coordination of Single-Use System Standards and Best-Practice Efforts

A BPI Theater Roundtable at Interphex 2016 On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, James D. Vogel (founder and director of The BioProcess Institute at the University of Rhode Island) chaired a midday roundtable titled, “Single-Use Harmonization Town Hall: Coordination of SUS Standards and Best Practice Efforts.” Two industry experts joined him in a panel discussion: Mike Johnson (business development engineering manager for Entegris) Jeff Carter (strategic projects leader at GE Healthcare). All three are members of different groups interested in developing…

Single-Use Benchtop Bioreactor System for Mammalian Cell Culture and Recombinant Protein Production

Mark Arjona (product line manager, Distek) 1:00–1:20 pm The bioprocessing industry has embraced single-use technologies recognizing their benefits of safety, cost, and throughput. Based in New Jersey, Distek is a leading manufacturer of single-use equipment. The BIOne is a single-use bioreactor system consisting of a patent-pending, disposable headplate and liner that fit together into a bench-scale glass vessel. The liner molds to the contours of culture vessels (3 L or 7 L), keeping their geometry, aspect ratio, and volume all…

Qualification and Application for Single-Use In-Line Sensors in Bioprocessing

Jim Furey (general manager, PendoTECH) BPI Theater @ INTERPHEX, April 26, 2016 11:30 am–12:00 pm Located in Princeton, NJ, PendoTECH was founded in 2005. The company develops equipment for single-use systems and promotes the concept of automation. It produces sensors, monitors, transmitters, and standard process control systems with the ability to collect and store data, as well as customized solutions. PendoTECH staff have many decades of experience in product development, project management, embedded software development, graphical-interface programs, and mechanical engineering.…