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10th Workshop on Monoclonal Antibodies - PDA Exchange

Sep 26 - Sep 27, 2017
Berlin, Germany

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Come celebrate with us the PDA Europe
10th Anniversary of the Monoclonal Antobodies Workshop!

The Scientific Program Planning Committee warmly welcomes you to Berlin!

  • Ursula Busse, Co-Chair, Novartis
  • Steffen Gross, Co-Chair, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
  • Barry Cherney, Amgen
  • Michael De Felippis, Eli Lilly
  • Juan Giménez, Genentech/Roche
  • Ralf Hess, TPL Path Labs
  • Susanne Jörg, Lonza
  • Lutz Mathe, GE Healthcare
  • Martijn van der Plas, Medicines Evaluation Board
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe


This year, PDA celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Workshop on Monoclonal Antibodies, taking place in Berlin, Germany, 26 – 27 September, highlighting the achievements of this successful format over the past ten years. The Workshop will be part of the PDA Exchange meeting format. This meeting format combines two meetings in the same place, allowing the audience to swap between the two meetings and attend different sessions with just one meeting ticket. This format gives you the chance to “Meet, Exchange and Connect” with colleagues, peers and professionals from different backgrounds around the globe - see Particles in Injectables Conference in the previous page.

The 10th PDA Europe Monoclonal Antibodies Workshop will once again feature presentations about the latest developments, brought to you by international industry and regulatory experts, including a broad update on regulatory considerations. Aside from presentations, there will be various case studies and panel discussions regarding upstream and downstream process development, control strategy design, antibody related products and technological innovations. Traditionally, PDA Europe's Monoclonal Antibodies Workshop is an event which allows its attendees to interact intensely with colleagues, regulators, industry leaders and experts. So come to Berlin and use this chance to get involved!


  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017

    Welcome and Introduction
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Ursula Busse, Co-Chair, Novartis
    Steffen Gross, Co-Chair, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

    Keynote: 10th Anniversary of the PDA Europe Workshop on Monoclonal Antibodies

    Accomplishments of a Decade of mAbs
    Gabriele Dallmann, 1st Chairwoman, Biopharma-Excellence

    Session 1: Regulatory Trends & Updates

    Moderator: Martijn van der Plas, CBG-MEB

    Biologics Working Party: Lessons Learned
    Veronika Jekerle, EMA

    EDQM on Monographs related to Monoclonals
    Mihaela Buda, EDQM

    Comparability 2.0
    Martijn van der Plas, CBG-MEB

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Advancements in ADC Manufacture and Control
    Nathan Ihle, Seattle Genetics

    Regulatory Requirements of Antibody-Drug Conjugates -A Chemical Perspective
    Nynke Brouwer, CBG-MEB

    Q&A, Panel Discussion

    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 2: High Concentration Monoclonal Antibody Products

    Moderator: Michael De Felippis, Eli Lilly

    Physical Stability Considerations for High Concentration Formulations
    Wolfgang Friess, University of Munich

    Formulation and Dosage Form Design
    Nagarajan Thyagarajapuram, Eli Lilly

    Primary Packaging Interactions & Delivery Systems
    Julian Jazayeri, Amgen
    Jean-Christophe Veilleux, California Institute of Technology

    Q&A, Discussion

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Delivery System Design
    Susanne Joerg, Lonza

    SC Products and Enzyme Co-Formulation
    Claudia Mueller, Roche / Genentech

    Q & A, Panel Discussion

    End of Day 1

    Networking Dinner

    Wednesday, 27 September 2017

    Welcome and Introduction
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Ursula Busse, Co-Chair, Novartis
    Steffen Gross, Co-Chair, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

    Session 3: Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies for Monoclonal Antibodies

    Moderator: Lutz Mathe, GE Healthcare

    Overcoming the Challenges – A Decade's Journey in Cell Culture Process Innovation
    Tongtong Wang, Eli Lilly

    How to Manage Bioburden: A Case Study from a mAb Production Facility
    Reinhard Braaz, Roche

    Addressing the Risks of Bioburden in mAb Downstream Bioprocessing
    Lutz Mathe, GE Healthcare

    Q & A, Discussion

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 4: Life Cycle Management

    Moderator: : Ursula Busse, Novartis

    ICH Q12: Status of the Lifecycle Management Guideline
    Nanna Kruse, Danish Medicines Agency (DKMA), Expert Working Group

    Case Study: Managing Post-Approval Changes
    Brian Mullan, Novartis

    Continued Process Verification as a Tool to Support Changes
    Aaron Goerke, Roche

    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 5 Specifications & QbD

    Moderator: Steffen Gross, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

    Leveraging Principles of QbD to Establish Clinically Relevant pecifications
    Barbara Rellahan, Amgen

    Comparison of Justification of Specifications
    Gerald Gellermann, Novartis

    Setting Specifications for Monoclonals – A Regulator's View
    Mats Welin, Swedish Medicines Agency (MPA)

    Closing Panel Discussion
    Barbara Rellahan, Amgen
    Gerald Gellermann, Novartis
    Mats Welin, Swedish Medicines Agency (MPA
    Nanna Aaby Kruse, Danish Medicines Agency (DKMA), Expert Working Group

    Closing Remarks & Farewell Coffee

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