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PDA New England Chapter Single-Use Technology & Product Development Dinner Event and Facility Tour

Sep 12 - Sep 12, 2018 |
Sep 12, 2018 |
Bristol-Myers Squibb | Devens, MA
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05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Bristol Myers
38 Jackson Road
Deverns, MA 01434


04:45 PM Sponsors can begin setting up
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Information Session
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Registration/Mocktails/Social hour with sponsors
06:30 PM Dinner
07:00 PM (estimated start time) Introductions and presentations

Information Session

Bristol-Myers Squibb offers an information session to NE-PDA attendees to learn about BMS' integrated biologics campus and paperless facility. Posters will represent the site's key functions and initiatives to support their strategic goal of developing and delivering life changing medicines to patients.


Next Generation Manufacturing at BMS: Adopting a Hybrid Model for Continuous Processing

Presented by: Sanchayita Ghose

Sanchayita Ghose is currently the Director of Biologics Process Development - Downstream at the Devens site. Her team is responsible for downstream process development of all BMS' late-stage biologics pipeline assets in both mammalian and microbial expression systems. She has over 18 years of process development experience (both upstream and downstream) in a variety of biopharmaceutical and biotech companies - BMS, Biogen and Amgen. Sanchayita obtained her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Professor Steve Cramer's lab at Rensselaer.

The "one size fits all" concept is rarely applicable in life - this is also true of the concept of continuous manufacturing. This talk will highlight the various aspects of continuous manufacturing (both upstream and downstream) that are being incorporated in BMS' newest single-use biologics manufacturing cadence and overall throughput, along with efforts to decrease media usage and reduce downstream resin costs.

Closed Operations Utilizing Single Use Technology

Presented by: Paresh Kurkure and Richard Martel

Paresh Kurkure is currently the Manufacturing Support Engineer in the Single Use Facility at the Devens BMS site. He is responsible for the biologics manufacturing technology transfers and providing technical support for day to day manufacturing operations and facility projects. He has 8 years of experience in downstream process development and manufacturing science and technology at Lonza Biologics and BMS. Paresh obtained his MS in Biotechnology from Texas Tech University.

Richard Martel is currently the Upstream Manager of the Single Use Facility at the Devens BMS site. His team is responsible for the upstream operations from vial thaw through harvest. He has over 13 years of process development and manufacturing experience within Upstream at BMS and GlaxoSmithKline. Richard obtained his Bachelor's in Biology from the University of CT and his Master's in Biotechnology from the University of MD University College.

The ballroom concept for biologics manufacturing facilities is being adapted by the biopharmaceutical industry due to multiple advantages such as shorter engineering, commissioning and validation times, energy and water savings, smaller building footprint, and reduced investment and production costs. The new Single Use Facility in BMS Devens is using the ballroom concept to address it's growing pipeline needs. This talk will highlight various aspects of using single use technology to perform closed operations in upstream and downstream manufacturing in a ballroom setting.

Meeting Hosts

Gale Cohen, Site Human Resource Lead, Bristo l- Myers Squibb
Jill Carrillo, Executive Associate, Bristol - Myers Squibb


Register online by noon, Friday, September 7th

  • $75 - PDA Members
  • $10 - PDA StudentMembers
  • $10 - PDA Retired Members
  • $10 - PDA Unemployed Members
  • $95 - Non - Members

Not yet a PDA Member? Join Today and attend this meeting for free! Please provide membership receipt in email.

Late Registrations WILL NOT be accepted at this event.


If interested in sponsoring this event, email the New England Chapter using the email subject "NEPDA - Sponsorship Inquiry"

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Additional Information

For security reasons, all attendees must be registered and must bring a photo ID.

Only those registered will be admitted on to the campus.