January 18-22, 2016 | Town and Country Resort Hotel | SAN DIEGO, CA 
January 18-22, 2016 | Town and Country Resort Hotel | SAN DIEGO, CA 

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 3rd Annual
Enhancing Antibody Binding and Specificity
Scientific Strategies for Measuring and Engineering Target-Specific Binding and Specificity
for Next-Generation Antibody Therapeutics

January 19-20, 2016

As the industry expands its repertoire of antibody-drug products into new therapeutic areas, product formats and protein constructs, the control of antibody/antigen targeting, binding and specificity will take on a new level of importance for researchers in this field. The second component of the PepTalk Protein Engineering & Development pipeline, the Enhancing Antibody Binding and Specificity conference, presents innovative approaches to the modulation of binding activity, mechanism of action and difficult target challenges such as transmembrane proteins and intracellular targeting. 

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics: 

  • Computational methods for optimizing binding and specificity
  • Emerging strategies and technologies for epitope mapping
  • Engineering bispecific target specificity
  • Engineering strategies for optimizing antibody binding and specificity
  • Matching binding and affinity profiles to target biology
  • Measuring and controlling polyspecificity and off-target effects
  • Next-generation binding and signaling assays
  • Novel strategies for affinity maturation
  • Strategies for intracellular targeting
  • Targeting cell surface oncology targets
  • Targeting GPCRs and ion channels with antibody therapeutics

Please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review.

Deadline for submission: June 17, 2015 

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference will be given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, regulators and those from academic centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships. 

For questions about the meeting, please contact: 

For partnering & sponsorship information, please contact: 

Kent Simmons
Senior Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 207-869-9199
Email: ksimmons@healthtech.com 

Companies A-K
Jason Gerardi
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5452
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: jgerardi@healthtech.com 

Companies L-Z
Carol Dinerstein
Director, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5471
Fax: 781-972-5470
Email: dinerstein@healthtech.com