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M Lab™ Collaboration Center
Dec 11 - 13, 2018 in Molsheim, France

Merck invites you to the 1st Purification Experts Community Meeting

at the New M Lab™ Collaboration Center in Molsheim, France

Vibrant M Merck

This three-day event will bring together industry experts in TFF and Chromatography to share scientific knowledge, review trends and challenges, and look for innovative solutions to today’s evolving processing requirements.

The Purification Experts Community Meeting will include:

  • Presentations and discussions
  • Round tables
  • Poster sessions
  • Networking activities

We look forward to welcoming you.

Seating is limited! Register now

Mercrobe Merck


Day 1 - Tuesday, December 11th
8:00 – 10:00 amRegistration
10:00 – 10:30 amWelcome
 Frederic Sengler and Christine Bizet
10:30 – 11:15 amEvaluating TFF capsules for SPTFF in mAb production
 Charles Heise, Fujifilm
11:15 – 12:00 noonRound table - TFF
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 – 1:45 pmCharacterization and establishment of single-pass tangential flow filtration for concentration of biomolecules
 Nina Schlaich, Rentschler
1:45 – 2:30 pmRound table - TFF
2:30 – 3:15 pmBreak and poster session
3:15 – 4:00 pmHow to reach high plasma protein concentration with single-pass TFF: A case study from Shire and Merck
 Sylvie Defrère, Shire
4:00 – 4:45 pmTFF: High concentration challenges
 Iakovos Panagiotidis, BPL
5:45 – 10:00 pmEvening event: visit of Obernai Christmas Market and dinner
Day 2 - Wednesday, December 12th
9:00 – 9:15 amWelcome day 2
 Frederic Sengler and Christine Bizet
9:15 – 10:00 amManufacturing a therapeutic fab for high concentrations – filtration and viscosity challenges
 Christoph Feistl, Roche
10:00 – 10:45 amMitigation of Donnan and volume exclusion effect during UFDF
 Florian Capito, Sanofi
10:45 – 11:15 amBreak and poster session
11:15 – 12:00 noonUF/DF optimization for a high concentration mAb formulation
 Thibault Lasgouzes, UCB Pharma
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 – 1:45 pmIntensified DSP tools review
 Victor Pasquier, Merck Healthcare
1:45 – 2:30 pmDevelopment of Next Generation mAb purification with focus on flow through cation exchanger
 Cui Tingting, Medimmune
2:30 – 3:15 pmBreak and poster session
3:15 – 4:00 pmRound table - Chromatography
6:00 – 10:30 pmChristmas market and evening event at "Les Harras" in Strasbourg
Day 3 - Thursday, December 13th
9:00 – 9:45 amGeneric approach for chromatography column packing and testing
 Arvid Rehm, Rentschler
9:45 – 10:30 amDevelopment of a high throughput chromatography screening platform for vaccine purification
 Bruno André, GSK
10:30 – 11:15 amBreak and poster session
11:15 – 12:00 noonRound table - Chromatography
12:00 – 12:45 pmRemoval of high molecular weight species by Protein A chromatography
 Maria Marza Perez, Synthon
12:45 – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 – 2:30 pmApproaches in HCP removal in monoclonal antibody purification
 Thomas Lagautrière, Merck Biodevelopment
2:30 – 3:15 pmCation exchanger step improvements for efficient virus filtration in hyperimmune IgG manufacture
 Anna Hull, BPL
3:15 – 3:30 pmClosing session

* Agenda subject to change. Attendance to the Purification Experts Community Meeting 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. Attendance is free, though registration is required. Lunch, coffee break and dinner are provided courtesy of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Travel costs and hotel accommodation are at the expense of the attendees. A block of rooms has been booked at different hotels close to the meeting venue.

Round table TFF

1. Closed processing and purification
Mr Mongi, Sanofi, and Karine Peron, Merck

2. Industry trends and adoption of single-use and closed TFF processing
Nick Landry and Paul Beckett, Merck

Round table Chromatography

1. Large scale manufacturing challenges including packing, storage, cleaning
Nicolas Laroudie, Merck

2. Enable Next Generation Bioprocessing
Mochao Zhao, Merck

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Venue: M Lab™ Collaboration Center

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
39 Route Industrielle de la Hardt
67120 Molsheim, France