Feel the Pulse of Endotoxin Detection and Impact its Future


12th - 14th June 2018, Annapolis, MD & Pickering Beach, DE, USA

The Summit 2018 

The 4th Global Endotoxin Testing Summit will again bring together the community to explore the most pertinent topics of 2018. Presented by a panel of industry thought-leaders, this year’s summit offers a vivid platform to: 

  • Benefit from networking opportunities with QC directors, lab managers, key opinion leaders, users and regulators
  • Feel the pulse of the industry - gain insight into hot topics such as data integrity, overcoming LER (low endotoxin testing recovery), market and user needs, new regulatory guidelines as well as advanced endotoxin testing approaches
  • Experience a natural highlight - encounter horseshoe crabs in their living environment and save some stranded crabs in support of ERDG, the horseshoe crab conservation organization


Event Highlight

Summit attendees with travel to a Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary Beach (Pickering Beach, DE) to gain hands-on insight into the natural environment of the crabs, and to save horseshoe 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, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the ancient species so important to our industry.

Get a preview of this exciting experience and watch the video: 



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Speakers and Topics   

The agenda for the 2018 summit is shaping up with even more hot topics presented by key opinion leaders from across the endotoxin community 


Dr. Jack Levin, Founder of the LAL Gel-Clot Test, University of San Francisco, CA


The Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Test: Discovery, Performance, and Future Use

Dr. Jessica Hankins, US Food and Drug Administration

LER Technical Report Update and FDA Case Studies: Problematic LER Studies, Mitigation, and More


Mr. Jay Bolden, Eli Lilly

rFC – The Road Less Traveled - An Implementation Update and Shared Learning


Mr. Kevin Williams, bioMerieux, Inc

Recombinant Factor C: Natural Occurrence, Structure, Specificity, and r-Assay Performance


Dr. Marine Marius, Sanofi Pasteur, France

LER studies on complex vaccine matrices


Dr. Johannes Reich, Microcoat

Current Trends in Bacterial Endotoxin and Pyrogen Testing


Ms. Marina Dobrovolskaia, Leidos Biomedical Research

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



Many more speakers from across the globe will be sharing their findings. View the entire program!


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Activity Fee and Registration

Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21401  


USD 1300 for registrations received by April 30, 2018

USD 1500 for registrations received after April 30, 2018  

Early Bird Discount:

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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Insights into Lonza’s 2017 Global Endotoxin Summit



Our White Paper “Trends in Endotoxin Testing - Exploring the Hottest Topics of 2017 and Beyond” captures the thoughts and ideas of delegates from across the global endotoxin testing community and offers a complementary perspective from their area of expertise.            


Topics include:

  • Overcoming LER
  • Future testing methods
  • Conservation of the horseshoe crab and its impact on endotoxin testing

To access the White Paper, log in or subscribe to our QC Insider Toolbox™ and navigate to the Library category

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