26 February - 1 March | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Conference Day 2

8:30 am - 9:00 am Morning Coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 10:00 am Lifecycle Management of Single Use Technologies

Francis Verhoeye, Director Single Use Technologies,GSK Vaccines
Single-use technologies (SUTs) are one of the key drivers in the biopharmaceutical industry today and are changing the way we are operating and qualifying our bioprocesses, offering more flexibility and increasing efficiency. However, the extended use of those technologies in commercial operations requires a robust and specific lifecycle management approach. In this context, we have built an improved technical lifecycle management approach involving close partnership with key suppliers, enhanced standardization, early involvement of global manufacturing functions and full compliance with item creation process in order to ensure business continuity and value creation.

-Determine how the relationship between suppliers can be optimised
-Analyse how to enhance life cycle management of single use systems
- Look at the relationship between suppliers and product life cycles needs to be improved

Francis Verhoeye

Director Single Use Technologies
GSK Vaccines

10:00 am - 10:40 am Case Study: Technology Transfer with SUS in Biomanufacturing

Adriana Kiedzierska-Mencfeld, Production Director,Polpharma
-Determine how to reduce complexities within manufacturing when conducting technology transfer
-Understand how to simplify your processes to be more efficient
-Learn the benefits of standardised approaches and where you should customise and where you should not
-Explore the expansion of production capabilities through duplicate facilities including horizontal against vertical approaches

Adriana Kiedzierska-Mencfeld

Production Director

10:40 am - 11:10 am Single-Use: The Journey Continues

Graeme Proctor, Product Manager - Single-Use Technologies,Parker
  • Configurable single-use designs are becoming more and more accepted in the biopharmaceutical industry with a major advantage being short lead times
  • Speed alone isn't enough -single-use products need to be delivered with the right quality and consistency
  • The advantages are that biomanufacturers are better able to secure their supply chain and deliver their product safely.
  • Case studies to illustrate the benefits of configurable single-use design

Graeme Proctor

Product Manager - Single-Use Technologies

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking Coffee Break

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Technology Innovation Showcase

3 of our solution providers will share their latest technology innovations to help you optimise your manufacturing processes. Take this opportunity to meet some the companies showcasing their solutions at this event!

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Implementing The Right Disposable Technologies For Your Facility

Xavier Derouck, Senior Sourcing Group Manager of Bioprocessing,GlaxoSmithKline Biological
Discuss what the future of biomanufacturing holds with new single use technologies
Hear GSK’s risk based strategy on implementing technologies in a commercial environment
Establish the right strategy to implementing new disposable technologies in your facility

Xavier Derouck

Senior Sourcing Group Manager of Bioprocessing
GlaxoSmithKline Biological

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Networking Lunch

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Case Study: Challenges In Vector Production With Disposable Products

Tony Hitchcock, Technical Director,Cobra Biologics
- Gain an overview of the unique challenges associated with vector production
- Plan your production around the GMP considerations that need to be established for compliant protocols
- Hear how different platforms in SUS can be utilised during production

Tony Hitchcock

Technical Director
Cobra Biologics

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Commercialisation of Oxford Biomedica's Platform Lentiviral Manufacturing Process Utlising Single Use Technology

Melanie Bull, Senior Production Manager,Oxford BioMedica
- Hear about Oxford Biomedica's new 100% disposable facility
-Discuss the steps taken to launch a new product using entirely disposable technologies
-Learn about which challenges were overcome when building the manufacturing process

Melanie Bull

Senior Production Manager
Oxford BioMedica

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Afternoon Coffee Break

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Scaling Up ATMP Production and Developing Large Scale Closed System Processes With Disposable Systems In A GMP Compliant Environment

Koen Bezemer, Head of Production for ATMP,Erasmus MC
- Determine how the move from conventional cell culture to closed system processes is developing with
disposable technologies
- Hear how to upscale production of GMP-compliant allogenic tumor cell line lysate using disposable technologies
- Understand how to transfer systems to a large scale disposable system

Koen Bezemer

Head of Production for ATMP
Erasmus MC

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm BPOG Disposables Programme – Delivering Disposables Excellence

Sam Denby, Facilitator,BPOG
-         Hear about BPOG's Disposables five year plan and vision
-          Learn How the whole is greater than the sum of the parts of BPOG
-          Understand how to Deliver the future faster through collaboration

Sam Denby


4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks