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Emerging Biotech Upstream Forum

ADC | Merck

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Rockville, MD
14920 Broschart Road

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
300 Technology Square, 8th Floor

Join us and your peers for the Emerging Biotech Upstream Forum to discuss latest trends, innovations, and technologies to accelerate your upstream process development: from cell line development to bioreactor scale up.


8:45 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:50The CHOZN® GS cell line: Optimized reagents and processes for biopharmaceutical cell line development
 Kate Achtien, R&D Manager, MilliporeSigma
9:50 - 10:20Latest Developments for Chemically-Defined Cell Culture Media and Feed
 Tom Boilard, Sales Development Specialist - Upstream, MilliporeSigma (Rockville)
Alexandra Steele, Sales Development Specialist - Upstream, MilliporeSigma (Cambridge)
10:20 - 10:40Break
10:40 - 11:10Introduction to Bioreactors: Basics and Scale-up from Bench Top to Manufacturing
 Michael Brown, Sales Development Specialist – Single-Use Bioreactors, MilliporeSigma
11:10 - NoonMeasuring critical quality attributes: Use the right analytical methods as your guide
 Daniel Galbraith PhD, Director Strategy – Product Characterization Services, MilliporeSigma
Noon - 12:30Lunch and Networking
12:30Facility Tour (May 22 Rockville venue only)

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the US and Canada.

*Agenda subject to change. Attendance to the “Upstream Forum” is limited and available to pharma/biopharma manufacturers and academics only. The offer does not extend to any company that provides products or services to the pharma/biopharma industry. Merck reserves the right to revoke or refuse participation at any times.

Lunch and coffee breaks are provided courtesy of Merck. Travel costs, hotel accommodations and any other costs incurred are at the expense of the attendees.

Venue:  Tuesday, May 22, 2018

14920 Broschart Road, Rockville, MD

Venue:  Thursday, May 24, 2017

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
300 Technology Square, 8th Fl., Cambridge, MA