The Trends and Challenges of Biosafety Testing: What Does the Future Hold?

In collaboration with

Charles River

BayBio Events

Delving into the current trends and common challenges in biosafety testing, this seminar will explore assays currently in use and new techniques being explored for mycoplasma, adventitious virus and host cell protein testing.


2-2:30 Registration
2:30-3:15 Adventitious Virus Contamination Testing: Massively Parallel Sequencing in a Multimodal Solution for Biopharmaceutical Safety Testing Speakers: Michael Hantman, PhD, Charles River
3:15-4:00 The Devil in the Detail: HCP Assay Performance by Design Speaker: Olaf Stamm, PhD, MDRA, Charles River
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 Biosafety Considerations in Upstream – Lessons Learned and the Future Perspective Speaker: Byron Kneller, PhD, CMC Biologics A/S
5:00-5:45 Pathways to Incorporating New Methods into Adventitious Virus Testing Strategies Speaker: Jim Gombold, PhD, Charles River
5:45-7PM Reception



The Trends and Challenges of Biosafety Testing: What Does the Future Hold?


October 1, 2014
2:00pm — 7:00pm: Program


HCP/BayBio Event Center
250 East Grand Ave. – Suite 26
South San Francisco, CA 94080


Members: Free
Non-members: Free

Attire:Business Attire Suggested
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