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 Third Annual
Single-Use Technologies and Continuous Processing
Advancing Bioprocessing through Technological Innovation
January 18-19, 2016

While single-use technologies and continuous processing (CP) are still fairly new, their steady increase in popularity and successful adoption for both clinical and commercial manufacture are now highlighting several benefits that make these complementary approaches very attractive options within the biopharma industry. The significant advantages of reduced cost of operation, increased productivity, improved quality and increased flexibility of implementing single-use and continuous processing are currently being met by concerns over the added complexity and process control challenges, contamination risks, scalability and regulatory barriers. While some early adopters have fully integrated these systems, others have taken a more measured approach in retrofitting existing batch purification upstream with continuous or single-use components – creating hybrid systems. As the rate of adoption to fully integrate or create hybrid approaches is poised to increase over the next few years, there is great need to evaluate the risks, challenges, opportunities and strategies for implementing these types of technologies into modern day bioprocessing.

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Third Annual Single-Use Technologies and Continuous Processing conference once again gathers technology and equipment providers, end users and regulators to discuss innovative approaches to current challenges, update companies on the trends in technology, share case studies on successful implementation and ultimately identify how to derive as much value as possible from these technological advances.

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics: 

  • Highlighting the value and advantages of single-use and continuous processing
  • Technological advantages in single-use technologies and continuous process equipment
  • Standardization and best practices for single-use technologies and systems
    • Definition and benefits of standardization
    • Areas for standardization, guidelines and best practices
  • Challenges to industrial adoption and commercial implementation
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Process complexity and control challenges
    • Contamination: Extractables and leachables
    • Scale and downstream process limitations
  • Complementing continuous processing with single-use technologies
    • Single-use perfusion bioreactors for upstream cell culture
  • Continuous processing in downstream manufacturing: Overcoming downstream scale limitations of single-use technologies
  • Case studies of continuous processing
  • Case studies of successful implementation of “hybrid systems”
  • Challenges and limitations in continuous processing
  • Designing the facility of the future – disposable, continuous and modular

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: 

Kip Harry
Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5454
Email: kharry@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