June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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Tuesday, June 4 - Thursday, June 6

Since 2008, the BPI Theater, a live, interactive amphitheater located at the heart of the BioProcess Zone (booth #3211), provides biopharmaceutical professionals with a dedicated destination to meet, network, listen and learn about the latest scientific, technology, business, and financial trends impacting biopharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing.

 In 2019, this live, three-day, complimentary event consists of targeted panel discussions and individual presentations focusing on: 

Emerging Therapies: Cell & Gene Therapies, Viral Vectors/Vaccines, Manufacturing Strategies for Therapeutic Modalities, Capacity Challenges & Opportunities

Emerging Techniques & Technologies: Drug Product Supply Challenges, Speed to Market, Capacity vs. Cost, SUS vs, Stainless, Analytics & Formulation, Single-Use Bioprocessing

Tuesday, June 4


BioProcess Insider Daily- One-on-One Live Executive Interviews 
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kicking off the BPI Theater on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are 10-minute face to face interviews conducted by Dan Stanton, veteran industry journalist and editor of BioProcess Insider

The CocoonTM Platform, a Kaleidoscope Approach to Cell Therapy Manufacturing 

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Speaker: Matthew M. Hewitt Ph.D., Head of Clinical Development, Lonza Walkersville 


Standardized Plasmids for Viral Vector Production

 11:20 am - 11:40 am

Speaker: James Brown, Ph.D., Vice President of Corporate Development, Aldevron


Moving Gene Therapies to Market: The Role of Manufacturing Technologies
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Matt Niloff, Director of Integrated Solutions, Pall Biotech


Cell/Gene/Immuno-Oncology Therapy Modalities - Why Develop One Modality Type vs. Another? How Does This Impact Manufacturing Strategies?

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chair: Patricia Seymour, Managing Director, BPTG, BDO USA


  • Al Gianchetti, President and CEO, XyloCor
  • Alan Moore, VP & Commercial Chief for Advanced Therapies, Wuxi Advanced Therapies
  • Susan Jones, SVP Development, Harpoon
  • Diane Blumenthal, Head of Technical Operations, Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Gene Therapy Product Analysis: Where Historical and Modern Techniques Meet

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

Speaker: Dr. Andy Topping, CSO, FUJIFILM Diosynth Technologies

Presentation TBD

1:05 pm - 1:25 pm

Presentation TBD

1:25 pm - 1:45 pm


Cell and Gene Therapies: Keep it in-house or use a third-party?

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm 

Chair: Dan Stanton, BioProcess Insider 



  • Bruce Levine, President Elect, ISCT
  • Joseph Rininger, Ph.D., Director, Cell Gene Therapy, Latham Biopharm Group
  • Felix Hsu, SVP and Global Head, WuXi Advanced Therapies
  • Soenke Brunswieck, Head of  Cell Gene Therapy, Celonic 


Presentation TBD

2:30 pm- 2:50 pm


Harnessing AI & Machine Learning to Improve R&D Efficiency and Reproducibility

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

Chair: Mike War, Chief Content Officer, Informa Pharma Intelligence



  • Magdalena Paluch, Co-Founder & CEO, LabTwin GmbH
  • Joachim Kreuzberg, CEO of Sartorius Inc.



Starting a Biotech Company: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Chair: Gregory Huang, Editor in Chief, Xcomony

Panelists: TBD 




Wednesday June 5


BioProcess Insider Daily
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Kicking off the BPI Theater on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are 10-minute face to face interviews conducted by Dan Stanton, veteran industry journalist and editor of BioProcess Insider

A Road Map to Licensure of MAb Manufacturing - Implementing Multicolumn Capture Chromatography 
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Speaker: Lilong Huang, Principal Engineer, Manufacturing Operations

Qualification of Single Use Sensors for Batch and Continuous Processes 
11:20 am – 11:40 am
Speaker: Jim Furey, General Manager, PendoTECH

Presentation TBD
11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Catalent Biologics

Strategies for Implementing New Technologies in an Outsourcing Environment
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Chair: Tom Ransohoff, Managing Director, BioProcess Technology Group, BDO USA


  • Jesse McCool, SVP, R&D, Cytovance
  • Rajesh Beri, VP, Head R&D, Immunovant
  • Jésus Zurdo, SVP, Process Sciences, Rentschler

Next Generation Manufacturing for Bio-Pharmaceuticals
12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Page, Vice-President, Engineering and Asset Development, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies


Quality Considerations Manufacturing for Bio-Pharmaceuticals
1:05 pm - 1:25 pm
Speaker: Ray Marzouk, Vice President, Quality, Avid Bioservices


 IbexTM Dedicate
1:25 pm – 1:45 pm
Speaker: Charles Christy, Director, Commercial Development, Ibex Solutions, Lonza Pharma and Biotech



Managing Maintenance: Dealing with Operational Shutdowns from a CDMO and End-User Perspective
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Chair: Dan Stanton, BioProcess Insider


  • Vince Narbut, Senior Consultant, Biologics Consulting
  • Roger Lias, President and CEO, Avid Bioservices


Your Success to IND & BLA, Faster and Better 
2:30 pm – 2:50 pm

Speaker: Eun Young Yang, Executive Director, Head of CDO Business Team, Samsung Biologics


China BioPharma - Increasing In-Bound and Out-Bound Investments
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Speaker: Eric Langer, President, BioPlan Associates

Presentation TBD

3:10 pm – 3:30 pm


Presentation TBD

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm 


Presentation TBD

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm


Thursday June 6

Women In Bio (WIB)

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Women In Bio (WIB) presents a panel of Board Room Ready program graduates for a discussion on career ambitions and the path to a corporate board of directors seat. Among the questions our panelists will discuss are: When did you consider being on a board? Who inspired you and helped you become an accomplished leader? What advice would you give women in the early to middle stages of their careers who want to sit on a board? What do you know now that you wish you had known earlier in your career?

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