Advances in Characterization Methods & Approaches

Harnessing Technologies to Speed Innovation

March 21-22, 2017 |Hyatt Regency | Bethesda, MD

From assessing a molecule’s developability to determining the structure-function relationships, analytical techniques play an important role to identify and characterize the physico-chemical properties of the molecules, allowing scientists to better understand their molecules and design strategies to overcome challenges and optimize their druggability. These techniques include but are not limited to: microscopy, spectroscopy, light scattering, crystallography, calorimetry, chromatography etc.

At the 2nd Annual Advances in Characterization Methods & Approaches conference, we invite scientists to share their current thinking and latest techniques and tools they have used to elucidate protein structure and function, assess developability, evaluate particles and impurities, and to characterize the new and emerging biomolecules.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

  • New Applications in Structure Elucidation
    • Post-Translational Modifications
    • Glycosylation
    • Epitope Mapping
    • Higher Order Structure Analysis
    • Charge Variants
    • Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Approaches to Developability Assessment
    • High throughput chromatography for screening of quality attributes
    • Early Stage Analytical Characterization
    • Physico-chemical characterization and preformulation using analytical assays in early development
  • Particles & Impurities Identification and Quantification
    • Particle size and count analysis
    • Impurity identification and characterization
  • New Advances in Analytical Strategies and Approaches
    • Multi-attribute method analysis
    • Latest development in Mass Spec
    • Statistical Tools and Mathematical Modeling
    • Analytical QbD
  • Characterization of Complex Formats
    • Analytics to help in potency measurement, shelf life, particulate requirements etc.
    • Developing fit-for-purpose assays for non-mAbs
    • Optimization of ADCs, Bispecific Antibodies, Glycoproteins, IgG4, CAR-T, Cell and Gene Therapy, etc.

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for submission is August 26, 2016

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academia. Additionally, vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Mimi Langley
Senior Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781.972.5439

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Jason Gerardi (Companies A-K)
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: 781.972.5452

Carol Dinerstein (Companies L-Z)
Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
T: 781.972.5471

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“Great talks from academia/university personnel with reviews of the literature.”
- Professor, University of Manitoba

“Very intimate setting; insightful presentations. A great way to get perspective of the field!”
- Scientist, Janssen