Conference Series

The BioProcessing Asia Conference Series has been created to provide a platform to advance the contribution of bioprocessing sciences to the provision of effective biopharmaceutical products and medical interventions in the Asian region. The Conferences are technically focused, forward looking yet with a pragmatic approach to the best practice in bioprocessing, combining strong science and technology with Asian healthcare priorities. The Conferences bring together Asian and international participants once every two years.

As a not-for-profit organization the Series has a vision of creating a forum for the dynamic discussion of current and new ideas in the fields of science, biochemical engineering, manufacturing and business development to underpin the advancement of the biopharmaceutical industry in the diverse Asian sector.

Previous Conferences

BPA 2014, 3–6 November, Langkawi, Malaysia

BPA 2016, 5–8 December, Phuket,Thailand

BPA 2018, 12-15 December, Langkawi, Malaysia

On each occasion these Conferences have attracted about 100 biopharmaceutical experts from China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan as well as Australia and New Zealand. At BPA 2018, Asian participants accounted for 43%, US participants 16%, Europeans for 32% and Australia 9%.

Over 90 different organisations have participated in the BioProcessing Asia Conferences to date. In 2018, biopharma delegates accounted for 35%, academics for 22% with participation also including vendors, government organisations and industry consultants.

Past presentations from both academia and industry have demonstrated best-in-class advances. Selected presentations are made available at

Keynote speakers have included Prof Jane Cardosa, former Advisor to the Gates Foundation, Prof Charles Cooney from MIT, Arun Chandavarkar, CEO at Biocon Ltd., Prof Nigel Titchener-Hooker, UCL, Ashok Kumar, R&D President at IPCA, Subhash Kapre, Director Emeritus of the Serum Instiute of India and Jan Bult, Chairman of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association.

The Programme and Abstract books for BioProcessing Asia 2014, 2016 and 2018 are available here:

BPA2014 Program and Abstracts.pdf

BPA2016 Program and Abstracts.pdf

BPA2018 Program and Abstracts.pdf

A Summary of the Conference Series is available here:

BPA Conference Series.pdf

BPA in Review Small

Read the BioProcessing Asia Conference In Review at BIOPROCESSONLINE or download the eBook here: BioProcessing Asia Conference In Review.pdf

Images: © Boehringer Ingelheim. From cell bank to clean up.