SOURCE: IBC Life Sciences

September 24, 2007 13:00 ET

Amgen and GE Healthcare to Keynote at IBC's 3rd International Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Development (BMD) Summit

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - IBC Life Sciences announced the keynote presenters for the IBC's 3rd International Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Development (BMD) Summit would be Martin VanTrieste, Vice President, Quality, Commercial Operations, Amgen, Inc. and Vijay Singh, Ph.D., General Manager, GE Healthcare Wave Products Group. This event will take place on December 3-4, 2007 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Mr. VanTrieste's address "Operational Excellence Benefits and Challenges" will highlight how Amgen exceeded its wildest expectations in its quest to reduce cycle times, increase productivity and reduce inventories. This address will take place on Monday, December 3, 2007.

Dr. Singh, holder of four US patents, inventor of the Wave disposable bioreactor, will give his address titled "Future of the Bioreactor" and he will foretell new applications including microbial fermentation, vaccine production and patient-specific cell and gene therapies. This address will also take place on Monday, December 3, 2007.

This is IBC's 3rd International Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Development (BMD) Summit and will bring together two intensive tracks on disposables, facilities and operational excellence. The agenda will present case studies on the implementation of disposables with related challenges and solutions in achieving flexible facilities, and in pursuing operational excellence in raw material risk management and supply chain. In addition, new coverage of the use of data management, visualization and simulation to facilitate process optimization, supply chain planning and facility design will be presented, bringing attendees more ways to develop more robust, cost-effective processes.

Complete details on this event can be found at or to receive a press pass or arrange an interview with a speaker, email Dawn O'Connor at

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