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PDA EU00183 CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy for Recombinant Proteins and Monoclonal Antibodies

Sep 14 - Sep 15, 2023
Seville, Spain

  • Education
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Biopharmaceuticals (recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, Fc-fusion proteins, fragment Fabs, bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and biosimilars) 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 manufacturing processes and complex products.

Frequently the development of the CMC regulatory strategy is an afterthought. This course will provide insights and practical guidance for the CMC teams to develop a cost-effective, risk-based CMC regulatory compliant strategy for the manufacture and control of the protein-based biopharmaceuticals from first-in-human (FIH) clinical studies through market approval. The course emphasis will include FDA, EMA and ICH guidance. Real-world case examples of CMC regulatory compliance problems and delays affecting recombinant proteins, monoclonal antibodies, engineered antibodies and biosimilars will be discussed.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Thursday, 14 September 2023

    Welcome and Introduction

    CMC Regulatory Compliance is Challenging for the Recombinant Proteins and Monoclonal Antibodies

    Discussion of the increasing diversity of recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies and the CMC regulatory challenges that they present

    Coffee Break


    Protein-based biopharmaceuticals are not chemical drugs – CMC regulatory compliance consequences due to the major differences

    Lunch Break

    Risk-Based Approach to Managing the CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy for Recombinant Proteins and mAbs


    Defining the ‘minimum CMC regulatory compliance continuum’ for biopharmaceuticals during clinical development 

    Coffee Break


    Introduction of the ICH strategic risk-based approach of Quality by Design and Quality Risk Management to biopharmaceutical manufacturing and product testing

    End of Training Course Day 1

  • Friday, 15 September 2023

    Applying the Risk-Managed CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy – Master Cell Bank through Drug Substance through Drug Product


    Developmental genetics – necessity of clonality and genetic stability

    Difference in CMC regulatory requirements for MCBs to enter First-in-Human clinical studies versus to obtain market approval 

    Coffee Break


    Importance/limitations of reduced-scale studies for biopharmaceutical protein production and purification

    Extra CMC regulatory challenges of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)

    Lunch Break

    Applied Risk-Managed Biopharmaceutical CMC Regulatory Compliance Strategy – Bulk Drug Substance through Administered Drug Product


    Drug product challenges for biopharmaceuticals – Impact of contact surfaces on the biopharmaceutical (e.g., protein aggregation) and impact of the biopharmaceutical solution on contact surfaces (e.g., glass delamination)

    Applied CMC strategy for the administered protein-based drug product

    Coffee Break


    Challenges of Demonstrating Protein-Based Biopharmaceutical Comparability After Manufacturing Process Changes

    Three (3) key design elements for an effective risk-managed comparability exercise

    Obtaining comparability contracts (PACMPs) with regulatory authorities 

    End of Training Course


John Geigert
John Geigert
Biopharmaceutical Quality Solutions

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the importance and underlying principles of an effective CMC regulatory strategy for biopharmaceuticals to move their products through clinical development into the marketplace
    • Learn how to avoid major CMC delays in clinical development or market approval due to an ineffective CMC regulatory compliance strategy
  • Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are involved in the manufacturing, quality and GMP compliance of ATMPs during clinical stages of development.

    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Research and Development
    • Quality Compliance
    • Manufacturing
    • Quality Assurance Operations
    • Technical Operations
    • Training
    • Auditor/Inspector
    • Operator/Technician
    • Supervisor
    • Senior Manager
    • Engineer
    • Director

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Melia Lebreros

C. Luis de Morales, 2
Seville, Spain
Phone: +34 954 57 94 00

  • Accommodations

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    Melia Lebreros
    C. Luis de Morales, 2
    41018 Seville

    Tel: +34 954 57 94 00

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  • Amenities

    The hotel is located in the heart of Seville, next to the Royal Alcazar and the Plaza de Espana including a 270 qm swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness area.

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Only 30 minutes by train from the airport to the hotel.


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