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2020 BioMan

PDA Europe Virtual Conference - BioManufacturing

Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2020
Central Europe Standard Time | Online
  • Virtual
  • Conference
  • Online
  • Europe

Overview

Manufacturing science and technology continues to play an essential role in enabling biopharmaceutical innovation. While biopharmaceuticals comprise multiple molecular formats, there are important similarities connecting the different production platforms used for manufacturing. This connectivity provides ample opportunities to share key knowledge and learning across various product types and associated scientific disciplines. In line with its mission of connecting people, science and regulation, PDA Europe has recognized the need for a forum to communicate information and facilitate interaction in the field of biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Following a successful inaugural event in 2019, PDA Europe is proud to announce the second edition of BioManufacturing, this year presented as a Virtual Conference on 22-23 September 2020.

The 2020 conference will provide an exceptional opportunity  to present the latest innovative approaches for biopharmaceutical manufacturing and discuss hot topics related to process, product, analytics and regulatory strategies with a broad audience, including representatives from companies, academic research institutions, regulatory agencies and Official Medicines Control Laboratories. A variety of biopharmaceutical product classes will be considered, including Therapeutic Proteins and Vaccines..

The program will be accompanied by interactive activities and virtual networking opportunites! A vendor exhibition featuring the latest manufacturing technologies and materials will also complement a strong agenda of knowlegdable experts on the online platform!

Sincerely,
The Chairs

Michael De Felippis, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company


Cristiana Campa, PhD
GSK Vaccines

Agenda

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Tuesday, 22 September 2020

    Module I: Welcome & Opening
    12:00 - 12:30 CEST

    Welcome & Introductions Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Welcome from the Chairs Cristiana Campa, GSK Vaccines, Chair
    Michael De Felippis, Eli Lilly & Company, Chair

    Keynote: Industry 4.0 and Regulatory Advances to New Technologies

    HPRA

    Virtual Networking & Exhibition
    12:30 - 12:35 CEST

     

    Module II: Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Innovation
    12:35 - 14:05 CEST

    Accelerating Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    Moderators:
    Cristiana Campa, GSK Vaccines
    Michael De Felippis, Eli Lilly & Company

    The global health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for challenging conventional thinking on traditional approaches to biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Motivated by an urgent need to accelerate the availability of potential new medicines to combat the disease, industry is implementing novel approaches to streamline work and dramatically reduce timelines while simultaneously ensuring reliable manufacturing processes for producing high-quality product. Regulatory authorities are also playing an important role by establishing flexible frameworks to support rapid clinical investigation and sustainable supply of therapeutic products and vaccines. Finding ways to apply the learnings from this experience can help speed future biopharmaceutical innovation to patients and ensure better preparation for other potential public health emergencies. In this plenary session, regulatory authority thought leaders provide perspectives and important information on acceleration strategies.
    Specifications for Biologics and the Use of Prior Knowledge for Biotherapeutics and Vaccines – Manufacturing Medical Products Agency Sweden
    COVID-19 Biologics- Procedural Aspects and Quality Scientific Considerations in the Context of The Crisis – an EMA Perspective European Medicines Agency
    How to Facilitate CMC Development in Pandemic Situations Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

    Live Q & A, Discussion

    Virtual Networking & Exhibition
    14:20 - 15:15 CEST

     

    Module III: Accelerating & Sustaining Access to Innovative Biologics & Vaccines
    14:20 - 15:15 CEST

    Accelerating & Sustaining Access to Innovative Biologics & Vaccines

    Moderator:
    Florence Wauters, MSD

    The global health crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for challenging conventional thinking on traditional approaches to biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Motivated by an urgent need to accelerate the availability of potential new medicines to combat the disease, industry is implementing novel approaches to streamline work and dramatically reduce timelines while simultaneously ensuring reliable manufacturing processes for producing high-quality product. Regulatory authorities are also playing an important role by establishing flexible frameworks to support rapid clinical investigation and sustainable supply of therapeutic products and vaccines. Finding ways to apply the learnings from this experience can help speed future biopharmaceutical innovation to patients and ensure better preparation for other potential public health emergencies. In this plenary session, regulatory authority thought leaders provide perspectives and important information on acceleration strategies.
    The EMA PRIME Procedure in an Accelerated Assessment Environment for Vaccine Licensure: Experiences from Quality (CMC) Assessors – a Case Study for an Ebola Vaccine Sciensano
    The Race to Combat Emerging Infectious Diseases: Fast-Tracking Time to Licensure. Case Study on Ebola Vaccine Janssen Vaccines

    Live Q & A, Discussion

    Virtual Networking & Exhibition
    15:15 - 16:15 CEST

     

    Module IV: Robotics & Lifecycle Management
    16:15 - 17:45 CEST

    TRACK A – ROBOTICS TRACK B – LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
    Moderator: Richard Denk, SKAN Moderator: Jonny Parsons, Amgen
    In biomanufacturing robotics take over complex or monotone working procedures in some areas. Gloveless isolators with integrated robotic solutions are an additional trend in aseptic processing. During aseptic Fill & Finish robotics perform almost all activities without human intervention to improve product safety. Robotics are modern novel technologies to improve the product quality with validated and reproductible operation. This session provides an overview on recent considerations for lifecycle management. What can we expect in the future from analytical methods and validation concepts? How can principles of quality risk management be applied to vaccine development and lifecycle? The pragmatic constraints and practical risk mitigation measures with consideration for current regulatory expectations and commercial manufacturing process robustness will be discussed.
    Possibilities for Modern Robotics in Biopharma PM Group Managing Charge Heterogeneity Through a Product's Lifecycle Eli Lilly & Company
    Facility of the Future: an Aseptic Smart, Modular, Gloveless Robotic Filling Isolator Technology Janssen Pharmaceuticals - a J&J company Comparability in Development and Lifecycle of Biological Products GSK
    Robotics, Inspection and Automation Ensuring Quality & Compliance Ward Automation A Vision of The Future of Analytical Method Life Cycle Management: Towards Flexible Business Operations Allowed by Data-Driven Continuous Control GSK Vaccines
    Live Q & A, Discussion Live Q & A, Discussion

     

    Virtual Networking Event
    17:45 - 18:30 CEST

    Meet Your Peers in Our Networking Lounges
    Lounge I Meet the Regulators
    Lounge II Control Strategies to Respond to Pandemic Threats: Interest Group Vaccines
    Lounge III Technology and Knowledge Transfer: Status of the Technical Report 65
    Lounge IV Activities of the Interest Groups BioManufacturing & Process Validation
    Lounge V Exhibitor Lounge: Learn More About Innovative Solutions
  • Wednesday, 23 September 2020

    Module V: Platform Technologies & Environmental Monitoring & Decontamination Strategies
    10:00 - 11:00 CEST

    TRACK A – PLATFORM TECHNOLOGIES TRACK B – ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND DECONTAMINATION STRATEGIES
    Moderator: Sebastian Teitz, Asahi Kasei Moderator: Lucia Ceresa, Charles River
    Platform technologies are becoming a popular industry approach for bioprocessing and the approach potentially simplifies transactions & interactions between the stakeholders of biopharmaceuticals product development and manufacturing. This session explores the implications of Quality by Design (QbD) considerations as well as the utilization of new technologies and approaches towards vaccine manufacturing and development. How to put into practice the Quality Risk Management Principles (QRM) in establishing a robust Environmental Monitoring program is always a timely, relevant and hot topic. The learning objective of this section is to review and address the last updated version 2020 of the PDA Technical Report 13 guidance on Environmental Monitoring. In addition to QRM, the TR will also include practical guidance on Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMM) and automated monitoring systems and more. Moreover, you will learn about the exciting and anticipated proposal for Surface Decontamination Transfer from Grade C or D to a Grade A based on e-beam decontamination and about the upcoming new Technical Paper by PDA on Isolator use.
    Vaccine platforms: the GMMA case study GSK Update of the Technical Report TR13 on the Fundamentals of an Environmental Monitoring Program: What’s New? GSK Vaccines
    Valsource
    Quality by Design and Techno-Economic Modelling of RNA Vaccine Production Imperial College London How to Decontaminate Ready to Use RTU "Nested Vials or Syringes” for the Use in Isolators SKAN
    Novartis
    Live Q & A, Discussion Live Q & A, Discussion

    Virtual Networking & Exhibition
    11:30 - 11:50 CEST

    Meet the Poster Presenter: Join the Live Video Chat Room and Exchange directly with our Poster Presenters

     

    Module VI: Process Development & Modelling & Cross-Contamination Control for Highly Potent APIs
    10:00 - 11:00 CEST

    TRACK A – PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND MODELLING TRACK B – CROSS-CONTAMINATION CONTROL FOR HIGHLY POTENT APIS
    Moderator: Mark van Ooij, Janssen Vaccines Moderator: Walid El-Azab, STERIS
    Model-guided Drug Substance Process Development GSK Vaccines Aseptic Processing: GMP and Occupational Safety Requirements for Highly Potent Substances SKAN
    Boehringer Ingelheim
    Impact Quantification of Upstream Process Conditions on End-to-End Bioprocess Performance: A Case Study on Monoclonal Antibodies Imperial College London Aseptic Meets High-Potent: Setting the Stage for Next Level ADC Processing Syntegon Technologies
    Live Q & A, Discussion Live Q & A, Discussion

    Break & Virtual Exhibition
    13:00 - 13:30 CEST

     

    Module VII: Drug Product Development & Formulation & Container Closure Integrity
    13:30 - 14:45 CEST

    TRACK A – DRUG PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND FORMULATION TRACK B – CONTAINER CLOSURE INTEGRITY
    Moderator: Susanne Jörg, LONZA Moderator: Elisabeth Vachette, Sartorius Stedim
    In the first presentation of this session, participants will learn about key techniques in Data Science applicable to bio process development and manufacturing from a case study including application of machine learning to formulation development and machine vision. The second presentation will provide an overview on analytical methods used for polysorbate analysis and their differences. An insight into root cause analysis will be given and how degradation of polysorbate in the drug product is linked to root causes on the drug substance side. Container closure integrity requirements are in constant evolution. This session will focus on latest scientific and regulatory advancements for Single-Use Systems Integrity (SUSI) and how Container closure integrity is ensured for novel & advanced therapies
    Modernizing Drug Product Development and Manufacturing through Innovation and Application of Data Science and Machine Learning Amgen Consistent Robustness and Integrity Testing Lead to Enhanced Process Integrity and Patient Safety Sartorius Stedim
    Polysorbate in Biologics – Understanding Degradation by Application of Proper Analytics Lonza Drug Product Services Dynamic Challenge of Container Sealing Performance for Biologics and Cell & Gene Therapy at Cold Temperature WEST
    Live Q & A, Discussion Live Q & A, Discussion

    Virtual Networking & Exhibition
    14:45 - 16:00 CEST

     

    Module VIII: Closing Plenary: Sustainability and Future Directions in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
    16:00 - 18:15 CEST

    Closing Plenary: Sustainability and Future Directions in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Moderators:
    Cristiana Campa, GSK Vaccines
    Michael De Felippis, Eli Lilly
    The manufacture of biopharmaceutical products inherently consumes large quantities of natural, human and economic resources. Responding to the global focus on achieving a sustainable future, industry is taking steps to ensure it will have a positive impact on the environment. Improving efficiency of manufacturing operations, lowering energy usage, conserving raw materials, recovering and repurposing solvents, and reducing overall waste are areas of primary attention. In addition, to protecting the planet, industry is modernizing its operations by implementing technologies, such as, artificial Intelligence, machine learning, internet-of-things, blockchain, predictive analytics, Industry 4.0 and digital twins. This session explores examples of industry’s sustainability efforts and future directions with digital transformation, soliciting reflection on applicability for both new and established products, and engaging discussion with attending Regulators.
    How can the New Plastic Economy Influence Pharma and Bioprocesses? Sartorius Stedim
    Single-use Biomanufacturing Waste Management & Recycling Cytiva

    Virtual Networking & Exhibition

    A Paradigm Shift in Process Monitoring within a Digital Transformation Program Eli Lilly
    Lessons Learned from Implementation of a Data Analytics Solution to Support Biomanufacturing Operations Pfizer
    LIVE Session: Panel Discussion on Innovations & Sustainability in Pharma with Regulatory and Industry Representatives
    Conference Summaries by the Chairs Cristiana Campa, GSK Vaccines, Chair Michael De Felippis, Eli Lilly & Company, Chair
    Closing Remarks & Farewell Falk Klar, PDA Europe

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