||Monday, April 4, 2016, 2:30 pm: Key Note Lecture: The Evolution of Formulating Protein Drug Products
Prof. Dr. Hanns-Christian Mahler, Head, Drug Product Services, Lonza AG
Therapeutic proteins are becoming increasingly important as medicaments. In the early days of protein formulation, formulation scientists usually focused on achieving adequate stability whilst using excipients traditionally used for other parenteral products. However, over the decades, improvements in analytical methods, a deeper understanding of protein/excipient interactions as well as material and process sciences and more thorough regulatory requirements have contributed to the advancement of the arts in formulating and developing protein drug products. This talk will discuss the evolution of protein formulations from the early days of biotech product development until today.