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New approaches and tools to maximize success on the journey from research product to the clinic

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Shanghai

Biologic drug substances are increasingly complex, creating numerous difficulties for biopharmaceutical companies from higher candidate failure rates to expression and manufacturing challenges. It is crucial for biotech companies to reduce risks associated with development projects by selecting the best candidates, the most appropriate expression system and by developing a robust manufacturing process that provides the greatest likelihood of reaching the commercialization stage.

Please join us for a one-day, technical symposium to gain insight from scientists with breadth and depth of knowledge in the different approaches and techniques to successfully progress therapeutic proteins from discovery to the clinic. Learn about updates on new and established tools including expression technologies, and programs designed to get your candidate to the clinic rapidly. Enjoy our networking lunch and take advantage of our afternoon Lonza Clinic, where you’ll have the opportunity to speak one-on-one at our “Ask-the-Expert Sessions” for advice and tips on a development challenge you are facing.


08:30 – 09:00 Delegate Registration, Networking over Tea and Coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome: Michael Lieu | President - Greater China, Lonza
09:15 – 10:00 Qingyu Cao | Commercial Development, Lonza

Early developability assessment tools – successful de-risking strategies to support progression of biologics from discovery to development
10:00 – 10:45 Andy Racher, Ph.D. | Principal Scientist, Future Technologies, Lonza

Overview and recent enhancements to the Lonza GS Xceed toolbox : including new vectors to address complex proteins
10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Andy Racher, Ph.D. | Principal Scientist, Future Technologies, Lonza

Overview of Lonza microbial expression technologies – featuring new Pichia offering
12:00 – 12:30 Noriko Utsumi | Business Development, Asia Pacific, Lonza

Overview of Lonza Clinical development and manufacturing services
12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch (lunch will be provided)
13:30 - 14:00 Jerry Xing and Tracy Meng | Bioscience Solutions, Lonza

Overview of Lonza Biosciences Solutions products and services – primary cells, culture media, and LV transfection
14:00 - 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:30 Panel discussion followed by Question and Answer session with audience

Featuring all speakers | Moderated by Julian Adams, Head of Business Development, Licensing
15:30 - 16:00 Networking Tea and Coffee | Delegates depart

Click now to register. Seating is limited!

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Shanghai

No.1136 Zuchongzhi Road., Pudong District, 201203, Shanghai, China

Tel: +86-21-8016-9988