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Upstream Technical Symposium

October 11, 2018  |  8:45 – 16:00  |  LFB Biomanufacturing, Alès, France

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Merck and LFB Biomanufacturing invite you to the Upstream Technical Symposium.

During this one-day seminar you will:

  • Discover how recent innovations quickly achieve cell culture efficiency and consistency.
  • Learn how a CDMO drives process modification during clinical phase.
  • Exchange with bioproduction subject matter experts during a tour of the GMP manufacturing area.

We look forward to meeting you.

For more information, contact:

Sylvain Ribaud
Technical Manager, Upstream Process Solutions

Mercrobe MilliporeSigma


8:45 – 9:00Welcome and introduction
9:00 – 9:45Cell culture media compaction: latest production technology to increase flowability, dissolution speed & bulk density
 Dennis Binder, R&D Scientist Advanced Cell Culture Technologies, Merck
9:45 – 10:30New molecules to boost CHO productivity, simplify fed-batch processes and ensure batch-to-batch consistency
 Dennis Binder, R&D Scientist Advanced Cell Culture Technologies, Merck
10:30 – 11:00Break and networking
11:00 – 11:20Ensuring lot-to-lot consistency with management of metal impurities in cell culture media - Electronic data sharing
 Sylvain Ribaud, Technical Manager Upstream, Merck
11:20 – 12:15Single-use bioreactors: key engineering parameters for rapid scale-up from 2 to 2000 L
 Lénaïg Savary, MSAT Upstream Biomanufacturing Engineer, Merck
12:15 – 13:45Lunch and networking
13:45 – 14:15Round table discussion
 Moderators: Abdel Zemmar, Head of BMG Process development and
David Balbuena, Head of manufacturing, LFB Biomanufacturing
 Improving and change for media and feeds during clinical phase
 Clarification optimization
14:15 – 14:45Case study: implementation of a new bioproduction unit
 Marc Vouillamoz, Chief Operating Officer, LFB Biomanufacturing
15:00 – 16:00Site tour (GMP Manufacturing Areas)

* Agenda subject to change. Attendance to the Upstream Technical Symposium is limited and available to pharma or biopharma manufacturers and academics only. The offer does not extend to any company that provides pharma or biopharma products or services. We reserve the right to revoke or refuse participation at any time. The meeting is free of charge. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided compliments of LFB Biomanufacturing. Hotel accommodations and travel costs are at the expense of the attendees.

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Cellvento™ CHO Cell Culture Media and Feeds

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Mobius® Single-use Bioreactors

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Venue: LFB Biomanufacturing

Impasse des Chênes Rouges, 30319 Alès, France