PepTalk 2017
PepTalk 2017

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fourth Annual
Enhancing Antibody Binding and Specificity
Scientific Strategies for Engineering Biotherapeutic Binding and Specificity
for Next-Generation Antibody Therapeutics

January 10-11, 2017 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront | San Diego, CA


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 meeting in the PepTalk Protein Engineering & Development pipeline, Enhancing Antibody Binding and Specificity, 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
  • Conditionally binding antibodies
  • Engineering strategies for optimizing antibody binding and specificity
  • Measuring and controlling polyspecificity and off-target binding
  • Next-generation binding and signaling assays
  • Proteomic approaches for evaluating specificity
  • Stabilization technologies
  • Strategies and technologies for epitope mapping
  • Strategies for intracellular targeting
  • Targeting GPCRs, ion channels and other complex membrane targets

Please click here to submit a speaking proposal for review.

Deadline for submission: May 27, 2016

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:

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

For partnering & sponsorship information, please contact:

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