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2020 BioMan

CMC Regulatory Compliance for Biopharmaceuticals

Sep 24 - Sep 25, 2020
Dublin, Ireland

This course will provide insights and practical guidance for the CMC teams to develop an acceptable cost-effective CMC regulatory compliance strategy for biopharmaceuticals from early clinical stage development through market approval. The course emphasis will include FDA, EMA and ICH guidance.

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Program Highlights


Biopharmaceuticals are being developed by many companies whose Chemistry, Manufacturing & Control (CMC) teams have varying degrees of familiarity or experience with the regulatory requirements for these challenging products. Companies clearly understand the critical importance of their human clinical study strategy, but frequently, the development of a strategy for Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) is an afterthought. Add the frequent lack of CMC regulatory compliance experience in some companies, coupled with the complexity of the biological manufacturing processes and products, and this can be a recipe for disaster.

This course will provide insights and practical guidance for the CMC teams to develop an acceptable cost-effective CMC regulatory compliance strategy for biopharmaceuticals from early clinical stage development through market approval. The course emphasis will include FDA, EMA and ICH guidance.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 24 September 2020

    Welcome and Introduction

    CMC Regulatory Challenges for Biopharmaceuticals are Different

    Painting the Terminology Landscape: Biologic, specified biologic, biopharmaceutical, biosimilar, CBER, CDER, EMA, ...

    Coffee Break


    • Understanding the CMC Differences of Biopharmaceutical Regulation between FDA and EMA
    • Biopharmaceuticals are not Chemical Drugs – Regulatory Compliance Consequences of the four Major CMC Differences

    Lunch Break

    How to Develop an Effective Corporate CMC Risk-Managed Control Strategy for Biopharmaceuticals


    • Three Major Forces that Shape the CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy of all Biopharmaceuticals/li>
    • Five Key Elements of an Effective Corporate CMC Regulatory Compliant Strategy

    Coffee Break


    • Impact of the Quality by Design (QbD) on Biopharmaceutical CMC Strategy
    • Necessity of a Clinical Phase - Appropriate CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy

    End of Day 1
  • Friday, 25 September 2020

    Applying a CMC Risk-Managed Control Strategy to the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Process


    • Four Myths about Biopharmaceutical Starting Material – the Master Cell Bank
    • Necessity of Confirming Clonality and Genetic Stability

    Coffee Break


    • Importance and Limitations of small-scale Studies for Biopharmaceuticals
    • Clinical Phase - Appropriate Control of the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Process
    • Formulation and Container-Closure Challenges for Biopharmaceuticals – Impact of Components on the Biopharmaceutical (e.g., protein aggregation) and Impact of the Biopharmaceutical on Components (e.g., glass delamination)

    Lunch Break

    Challenge of Managing Manufacturing Process Changes and Demonstrating Biologic Product Comparability – Not an Easy Task!


    • Need for Risk-based, Sequential and Clinical Phase - Appropriate Comparability Studies
    • Demonstrating Biologic Product Comparability – Justifying CMC Differences

    Coffee Break


    • “Comparability Protocol” and “Post Approval Change Management Protocol”
    • Extreme Comparability of Biosimilars: Limitations of CMC Comparison, Fingerprinting – CMC Biosimilarity Successes and Failures

    End of Training Course


John Geigert
John Geigert
Biopharmaceutical Quality Solutions

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Explain the importance and underlying principles of an effective CMC regulatory strategy for biopharmaceuticals to move your products through clinical development into the marketplace
    • Explain the importance and underlying principles for CMC regulatory compliance of biopharmaceuticals and how this leads regulatory agencies to have different CMC regulatory requirements for biotech products compared to pharmaceuticals of chemical origin.
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed specifically for those involved in or interested in the manufacture and control and CMC regulatory issues of biopharmaceuticals, including Senior Management, Directors and Managers/Supervisors, QA/ QC, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing and Process Development personnel.

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Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
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    Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport
    Northwood Park
    Santry Demesne
    Dublin 9

    The hotel is a 5-minute drive from Dublin Airport, with a free shuttle to and from the airport. It has luxurious rooms, free internet and good bus links to the city centre.
    Each bedroom has air conditioning, an on-demand movie system, a safe and ironing facility.Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood is set in parkland, close to the M1 and M50, and 15 minutes from Dublin city centre.

    Northwood Crowne Plaza has a coffee bar, the Cinnabar Red Bar and a Californian-Asian restaurant, for a great variety of food and drinks. Breakfast starts early at 06:00. Crowne Plaza Northwood offers a park and fly facility and is on the airport bus route. Omni Shopping Centre, Swords Pavillions, Movie Plex and Northwood Business Campus are nearby. Croke Park Stadium is a short drive away.

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