January 18-22, 2016 | Town and Country Resort Hotel | SAN DIEGO, CA 
January 18-22, 2016 | Town and Country Resort Hotel | SAN DIEGO, CA 

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual
Characterization of Biotherapeutics
Improving Prediction, Screening and Characterization of New Biologics
January 18-19, 2016


New biotherapeutics formats are flooding the discovery and development pipelines and with this comes an increasing need for better and faster characterization tools and strategies, improved biomolecular and biophysical assays for the new biotherapeutics. The Second Annual Characterization of Biotherapeutics conference presents new tools, strategies and high-level case studies on analytical development and characterization of mAbs, ADCs, bispecifics and other novel protein formats. We are looking for cutting-edge tools, research findings and unpublished data to be featured at this forum.

We invite you to submit a proposal, present a poster and join colleagues in this discussion of the key challenges and solutions improving predication, screening and characterization of new biologics.

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics: 

  • Analytical characterization, new assays and novel tools for characterization of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), bispecifics, multispecifics, oligos, new protein formats and new viral therapeutics
  • Biophysical characterization and property-based molecular design
  • Characterization of Conjugation: linker characterization, payload, biophysical testing for binding affinity
  • Physico-chemical method for the prediction of bioactivity, high-throughput immunoassay and biochemical assay
  • Characterization of biodistribution and in vivo fate of biologics: Case studies on correlation between in vitro and in vivo findings
  • Higher-order structure (HOS) characterization in biologics
  • Analytical comparability and biosimilarity
  • Characterization of process impurities, product variants, posttranslational modifications for new biologics and mAbs
  • New tools for sequence variance analysis
  • New developments in high-throughput assays, automation, inline assays and miniaturized assays

Please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review.

Deadline for submission: June 17, 2015 

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference will be given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, regulators and those from academic centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships. 

For questions about the meeting, please contact: 

Nandini Kashyap
Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5406
Email: nkashyap@healthtech.com 

For partnering & sponsorship information, please contact: 

Companies A-K
Jason Gerardi
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5452
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: jgerardi@healthtech.com 

Companies L-Z
Carol Dinerstein
Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5471
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: dinerstein@healthtech.com