SOURCE: IBC Life Sciences

November 27, 2006 10:00 ET

IBC's 3rd International Outsourcing Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals Conference to Address Strategies on How to Select a CMO Partner

WESTBOROUGH, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 27, 2006 -- IBC's 3rd International Conference on Outsourcing Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals will be held February 26-27, 2007 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. This conference is designed for decision makers looking to enter a partnership with a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO). This year's event is scheduled concurrently with IBC's 11th International Process Validation for Biologicals and IBC's 2nd International Technology Transfer for Biopharmaceuticals conferences and just prior to the 18th International Antibody Development & Production conference.

The Outsourcing Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals conference will give strategies for attendees looking to build a successful CMO/Sponsor collaboration. Sessions to cover:

--  Online data sharing and project management across international
    borders
--  Intellectual property concerns and the outsourcing of
    biopharmaceutical manufacturing to China
--  Review of regulatory and quality control expectations including
    quality agreements and a panel discussion on quality control oversight
    
Companies including Merck, Wyeth, and Amgen will discuss in case study presentations how they chose the right CMO for their company. Diosynth and Agen Biomedical will present a paired presentation on the challenges faced with outsourcing on a worldwide scale -- from the perspectives of both the sponsor company and CMO.

"This conference is designed to help companies of all sizes," said Patrick Bayhylle, Research Director, IBC Life Sciences. "Sessions will address not only how to find the right CMO, but also how you can make sound financial decisions while maximizing your potential for profit."

ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS! For more information on attending Outsourcing Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, visit http://www.lifesciencesinfo.com/B4181

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