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

Tuesday, July 5, 2018 | Bio-Technopark Schlieren, Zürich

Biologic drug substances are increasingly complex, creating numerous difficulties for biopharmaceutical companies from higher candidate failure rates to expression and upstream challenges. It is crucial for biotech companies to reduce risks associated with development projects by selecting the best candidates and the most appropriate expression system.

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. 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, Breakfast
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome
09:10 – 10:00 Yvette Stallwood, Ph.D. | Head of Applied Protein Services, Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Early developability assessment tools and successful de-risking strategies to support progression of biologics from discovery to clinical development
10:00 – 11:00 Andy Racher, Ph.D. |Principal Scientist, Future Technologies, Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Expression tools for the rapid development of high-yielding and stable mammalian cell lines and microbial strains for late discovery to the clinic and beyond. An introduction of new technologies for the expression of complex proteins and next generation ADCs will be described
11:00 – 11:15 Break, networking over tea and coffee
11:15 – 12:00 Presenter TBC, Molecular Partners, AG

Topic TBC
12:00 – 12:30 Dimor Elbers | Business Development, EU region, Lonza Pharma & Biotech

Clinical development and manufacturing services - Lonza perspective
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 15:00 Lonza Ask-the Expert Clinic

Our experts will be on hand for one-on-one sessions to answer your questions about development challenges you are facing
15:00 – 15:30 Networking tea and coffee | Delegates depart

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Venue details: Bio-Technopark Schlieren, Zürich