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2017 Technical ADC Symposium

Thursday, October 19, 2017   8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Reception & Dinner

Thursday, October 19, 2017   6:00 pm- 10:00 pm

You are invited to participate, in Merck’s 2017 Technical ADC Symposium and networking dinner.

This one-day Symposium is a unique opportunity to discover latest trends in ADC development and processing. Learn, share and discuss today’s advancements with your peers and subject matter experts of the industry during refreshment breaks and dinner.

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8:00 - 8:30 AMRegistration & Coffee
8:30 - 9:00 AMIntroduction
 Dr. Matthias Bucerius, Vice President, Head of Actives & Formulation, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
 Dr. Michael Kaufman, Senior Vice President, CMC, Mersana Therapeutics
9:00 - 12:30 PMTechnical Presentations - Advancing ADC Development
 CMC Challenges with Next-Generation ADCs
 Laura Packer, Staff Engineer, Biologics CMC Group, Takeda
 Discovery, Development, and Production of Homogeneous ADC Molecules Using XPress CF+ Cell-Free Expression Technology
 Dr. Heidi Hoffmann, Senior Director, Supply Chain and CMC Lead, Sutro Biopharma
 The Pros and Cons of Lysine, Cysteine, and BTG Glutamine Conjugations
 Dr. Thomas Nittoli, Director, R&D Chemistry, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
 Development and Manufacture of a Novel Drug-Linker: Enabling High DAR ADCs
 Dr. Michael Kaufman, Senior Vice President, CMC, Mersana Therapeutics
 Best Practices in the Externalization of the ADC Supply Chain
 Dr. Vincent Turula, Director, External Supply, Pfizer
 Optimization of Cell Culture Processes to Meet ADC Challenges
 Michael McGlothlen, Head of Upstream Development, Biodevelopment Services North America, MilliporeSigma
12:30 - 2:00 PMLunch Break & Networking
2:00 - 3:45 PMTechnology Insights & Processing Solutions
 Introduction to the MLab® Collaboration Center
 Susan Gambale, Technical Operations, MilliporeSigma
 MLab™ Collaboration Center tour
 Susan Gambale & Mary Robinette, MilliporeSigma
 MilliporeSigma Poster Presentations:
Mobius Technology Supporting ADC Processing
Adam Sokolnicki
Single-use ADC Equipment: Lab Scale-up to GMP Production
Dr. Gang Yao
Demonstration of Solvent Compatibility and Extractables Profile for use of Mobius® Assemblies in ADC Processing
Elizabeth Goodrich
Evaluation of a Novel Single Use TFF Capsule
Jonathan Steen
3:45 - 4:30 PMCoffee & networking
4:30 - 6:00 PMFree time & shuttle to dinner venue
6:00 - 10:00 PMReception & dinner at the Top of The Hub Boston

*Agenda subject to change. The event is free; registration is mandatory and space is limited to 50 attendees. Attendance to the “2017 Technical ADC Symposium” 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. MilliporeSigma reserves the right to revoke or refuse participation at any times.

Refreshments are provided courtesy of MilliporeSigma. Travel costs, hotel accommodations and any other costs incurred are at the expense of the attendees.

Venue:  MilliporeSigma in Burlington, MA
Merck Burlington, MA

The Symposium will take place at our brand-new MilliporeSigma facility, showcasing our M Lab™ Collaboration Center.

400 Summit Drive*
Burlington, MA 01803

*Some GPS systems have not been updated with the new street name. If your GPS system does not recognize Summit Drive, please enter:
400 Wheeler Road, Burlington, MA 01803 and you should be able to find the location.

Learn about our M Lab™ Collaboration Centers

Dinner Venue: Top of The Hub, Boston

Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

The one-day event will include:
Merck M Lab™
  • A technical symposium where industry experts will present, share and discuss latest challenges in ADC development and manufacturing
  • A facility tour showcasing our M Lab™ Collaboration Center for innovative ADC processing
  • Opportunities to network with experts and peers during refreshment breaks and a dinner in the Boston area
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