PepTalk 2017
PepTalk 2017
2015 Archived Content


Sunday, January 18 | 5:00-8:00 pm  

This short course will introduce attendees to the paradigm shift and a new way of economic and manufacturing considerations for implementing single-use systems and continuous processing. Based on case studies, projects and available data, we will establish a platform for drug manufacturing that is robust, streamlined, sustainable, at the same time reduces COGS and carbon print. We will see how these technologies can translate into improved drug supply, energy saving and sustainability, thereby establishing a winning case for the bottom line. Attendees will learn new ways to manufacture products, get a sense that process equipment are not that hard to handle, realize less cleaning and cleaning validation required, and overall culminating towards a more streamlined operation for either batch or continuous manufacturing.

Topics to be covered:

  • Large Molecule Manufacturing (Biologics)
    • Cell Culture
    • Microbial Fermentation
  • Sterile Manufacturing (Fill-Finish)
  • Cell Based Vaccine Manufacturing
  • OSD’s Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain and Support Manufacturing

Robert Dream, PE, CPIP, CPMP, Ph.D., Principal, HDR Company Ltd.



Speaker Biography:  


Robert Dream, PE, CPIP, CPMP, Ph.D., Principal, HDR Company Ltd.

RobertDreamRobert Dream is an industry leader with 29-plus years of experience, including 15 years of executive leadership experience, in the consumer product, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences industries. He has led projects, improved processes, and scaled up products through operational excellence strategies and technology knowledge and knowhow. He is business minded and has a functional knowledge of manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, supply chain, risk mitigation and risk management. He is experienced in therapeutic biotechnology and biologics products manufacturing environments, with extensive hands-on, senior managerial and executive experience at world-leading organizations. He has made numerous publications and presentations. He is a registered professional engineer and an active member of the ISPE and the PDA. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Processing Editorial Advisory Board, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Editorial Advisory Board, and the INTERPHEX Advisory Council. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (BS and MS) and Drexel University (PhD).

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