Global Endotoxin Testing Summit 2017

Endotoxin Testing is Moving Forward - Together We Can Define the Direction


05 - 07 June 2017, Annapolis, MD & Pickering Beach, DE, USA



The Summit 2017


Join us for the 3rd annual Global Endotoxin Testing Summit where QC Directors, lab managers, key opinion leaders, users and regulators come together to discuss current issues within the endotoxin detection industry.


  • Exchange with scientists and researchers on endotoxin testing technologies and complex assay solutions
  • Learn from our speakers and experts about industry trends, user needs and regulatory requirements
  • Experience an exclusive natural event and take part in the conservation of the Atlantic horseshoe crab.


Registration for this event has been closed!


View Agenda with all confirmed speakers and topics!


The agenda for the 2017 summit is shaping up with even more hot topics ranging from endotoxin testing basics, regulatory guidance updates, data integrity and of course -  low endotoxin recovery.




endosummit agenda 2017 


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Mr. Kevin Williams,

Hyglos, a BioMerieux Company



Biologics are Different: Fever is Common in Biologics Administration


Dr. Jack Levin

University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco                            

  The Importance of the Detection of Bacterial Endotoxin

Dr. James Cooper,

Endotoxin Consulting Services


  The LAL Industry is the Principal Conservator of the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Mr. Glenn Gauvry

Ecological Research & Development Group (ERDG)


  The Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Industries Role in Horseshoe Crab Conservation

Dr. Jessica Hankins

US Food and Drug Administration,

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)


  Understanding Endotoxin: Lipid A Biosynthesis and Diversity

Dr. Shabnam Solati

MAT Research



  Comparing Key Performance Aspects of Different MAT Technologies

Dr. Marina Dobrovolskaia,

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.


  Detection and Quantification of Endotoxin in Engineered Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology-Formulated Drugs

Dr. Constanze Reinhardt,

Lonza Customer Manufacturing Services


  Case Studies for Low Endotoxin Recovery (LER) Product Hold-time Studies

Mr. Allen Burgenson,

Lonza Walkersville, Inc.


  Endotoxin in Gene and Cell Therapy Products

Dr. Johannes Reich,

Microcoat GmbH



  Experiences Gained in a Contract Lab for Bacterial Endotoxin Testing


Event Highlight

Travel to a Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary Beach (Pickering Beach, DE) to save crabs that have been stranded on shore. In collaboration with the Ecological Research and Development Group, a non-profit wildlife conservation organization whose primary focus is the conservation of the world's four horseshoe crab species, participants have the chance to meet and learn from the ancient species so important to our industry.

Summit and Activity Fee


Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

80 Compromise Street

Annapolis, MD 21401


USD 1300 for registrations received by April 30, 2017

USD 1500 for registrations received after April 30, 2017


Academic and government discounts are available.


The registration fee includes participation in the summit, meals throughout the course of the meeting and associated activity, as well as travel to and from Pickering Beach, DE. Registration fee does not cover costs for travel to the summit venue or attendee hotel accommodations.


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Trends Article: Insights from Lonza’s 2016 Global Endotoxin Summit


Building on the success of last year’s event, Lonza held its second Global Endotoxin Testing Summit from May 23-25th, 2016. Delegates from across the global bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) community once again met in Annapolis, MD, USA to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the field. Topics discussed during the 2016 summit included an update on the low endotoxin recovery issue, improving endotoxin testing processes, and data integrity – the most recent hot topic circulating the quality control testing industry.


For more information about the topics discussed at the 2016 summit, download the full article "Hot Topics in Endotoxin Testing 2016: Trends and Insights from Lonza’s Second Global Endotoxin Testing Summit".

 Endotoxin Trends Article 2016