SOURCE: IBC Life Sciences

IBC Life Sciences

June 04, 2012 11:15 ET

Industry Visionaries Provide Fresh Perspectives at IBC's 2012 BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition

October 8-12, 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - IBC Life Sciences' BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition (BPI) will bring together leading companies and academics from across the full spectrum of the bioprocessing industry for a week of intensive learning, group discussions, unparalleled networking and access to the largest exhibit hall exclusively devoted to biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

The conference will take place on October 8-12, with the exhibition occurring October 9-11 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.

The event kicks off on Monday, October 8 with eight pre-conference symposiums, covering topics including; raw materials, single-use systems, biosimilars, fill/finish operations, microbial protein production systems and more.

The main conference begins on Tuesday, October 9 which will provide in-depth information and unpublished data on enhancing manufacturing development & efficiency, product lifecycle planning, cell culture & upstream processing and recovery & purification.

Keynote addresses will provide unique perspectives on topics including biosimilars, QbD, access and affordability, driving value in manufacturing, QbD implementation for a BLA, and partnering and co-opetition. Keynote presenters include: Matthew Walker, Pfizer; Emily Shacter, Ph.D., FDA; Jörg Thömmes, Ph.D., Biogen Idec; Steven Kozlowski, M.D., US FDA; John Stubenrauch, M.D., Merck & Co, Inc.; Steven Meier, Ph.D., Genentech; Tony Cano, Ph.D., Genentech; and Thomas Strangler, Ph.D., Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals.

The agenda has been expanded with specialty focused programming which includes antibody drug conjugates, vaccine development & manufacturing and viral clearance for biologics. Plus, all conference attendees have access to the presentations at IBC's co-located Formulation Strategies for Protein Therapeutics and Delivery Strategies for Biologics conferences.

The exhibit hall features over 150 industry leading technology, product and service companies in the bioprocessing industry and will help attendees improve speed, reduce costs and improve quality.

Attendees also have the opportunity to take part in BPI's speed networking, the 3rd Annual Best Poster Award contest and to attend the BioProcess International™ Awards on October 9th.

Complete details on this event can be found at:

Writers and editors are encouraged to attend. For a press pass please email

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