PepTalk 2017
PepTalk 2017

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Nineteenth Annual
Recombinant Protein Expression and Production
Achieving Quality and Quantity
January 10-11, 2017 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront | San Diego, CA


Biopharmaceuticals currently represent the fastest-growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry, driven by a rapid expansion in the manufacture of recombinant protein-based drugs. Consequently, the efficient expression and production of these valuable biomolecules face challenges in improving their quantity and quality while minimizing time and cost. To meet these demands, an increasing variety of recombinant production platforms are being developed. Unfortunately, there is no “universal” production system which can guarantee high yields of recombinant protein, particularly as every biomolecule itself causes its own issues in terms of expression. To meet the demand, it is crucial to increase the throughput of expression, production and purification processes and systems.

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Recombinant Protein Expression and Production conference explores the newest data and innovations relating to the best choices in hosts/systems, as well as ways to “rescue” existing systems and make them work more effectively to produce the quality and quantity of the desired biotherapeutic.

We invite presentation proposals on the following preliminary topics:

  • Matching host to protein of choice
  • Exploring novel hosts
  • Cloning strategies
  • Creation of cell banks
  • Expression in suitable systems
  • Re-engineering existing systems for better performance
  • Tuning media
  • Automation for higher throughput
  • Purification process development
  • Upstream and downstream scale-up
  • Development of analytical assays to determine identity, purity and biological activity

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:

Mary Ann Brown
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5497
Email: mabrown@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