SOURCE: IBC Life Sciences

August 22, 2007 15:43 ET

IBC Announces the 11th Annual Well Characterized Biologicals Conference

Continuous Evolution of Chemo- and Bioanalytical Approaches -- Advancing the State of Understanding for Protein Characterization

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - IBC Life Sciences announces the dates for the eleventh annual Well Characterized Biologicals conference, set to take place November 12-14 in Reston, Virginia. The conference is designed for thought leaders and decision makers within the protein characterization industry. This year's program will assist companies of all sizes and at various levels of development to overcome the technical and regulatory hurdles of characterization through coverage of emerging analytical techniques and technologies to improve process and product understanding.

The program includes eleven sessions, six case studies, four regulatory presentations and a keynote address. There will also be a panel discussion titled "Extractables and Leachables - Perspectives from the Suppliers" which will allow attendees to assess end-user and suppliers' analyses of the effects of extractables and leachables on well characterized protein products.

Attendees will learn the root causes of product aggregation and techniques for accurate detection and assessment. They will have the opportunity to hear the latest FDA perspectives on potency assay formats, analytical methods limitations, qualifying impurity levels, and evaluating extractables and leachables.

Keynote and Featured Presentations include:

Keynote Address

    Current and Future Challenges of Bringing Biopharmaceuticals to Market
    Louise E. Duffy, Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline

Featured Regulatory Presentations

    Potency Issues - Cell-Based Functional Assays vs. Binding Assays
    Emily Shacter, Ph.D., CDER, US FDA
    Problems and Limitations with Current Analytical Methods - A
    Regulator's Perspective
    Malcolm Moos, M.D., Ph.D., CBER, US FDA
    Assessing Impurities in Biotherapeutics
    Kathleen Clouse, Ph.D., CDER, US FDA
    Regulatory Considerations for Evaluating the Impact of Extractables and
    Leachables - A Risk-Based Approach
    Ingrid Markovic, Ph.D., CDER, US FDA

Complete conference information can be found at

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