Programme

Read and download the Final Programme here:
BPA2018_Program and Abstracts_final.pdf

Monday, 12 November
Opening Keynote Address
“Innovation and sustainable growth of biosimilars”
Ashok Kumar, President, Center for Research & Development, IPCA, India

Tuesday, 13 November
Special Focus Talk
“From R&D Towards Making a Successful Vaccine”
Subhash Kapre
Chief Executive Officer, Inventprise, Redmont, WA, USA
Director Emeritus and former Executive Director at the Serum Institute of India, Pune, India


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Tuesday, 13 November
Session 1: Diseases, Treatments and the Future of Biopharmaceuticals

Rolf G Werner, Professor of Industrial Biotechnology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Arindam Bose, Independent Biotechnology & Bioprocessing Consultant, AbiologicsB, LLC, USA

Tuesday, 13 November
Session 2: Innovation and Implementation of Creative Technologies in Drug Development

James Weidner, Executive Director, Process Development, Amgen, Singapore
Pranhitha Reddy, President, Gene to BLA Consulting, USA

Wednesday, 14 November
Session 3: Integrated Approaches for Vaccine Design and Manufacturing

Linda Hwee-Lin Lua, Professor & Protein Expression Facility Director, University of Queensland, Australia
Subhash Kapre, CEO, Inventprise, USA

Wednesday, 14 November
Session 4: The Recent Regulatory Environment in Asia

Ineui Lee, Professor, University of Kobe, Japan
Swapnil Ballal, Senior Director Quality Assurance, Biologics, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, India

Thursday, 15 November
Session 5: Plasma Product Biotechnology: the Changing Environment

Jan M Bult, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association, USA
Geoffrey Pot, Shire, Belgium

Thursday, 15 November
Session 6: Evaluating and Implementing Disruptive Manufacturing Strategies

Suzanne Farid, Professor of Bioprocess Systems Engineering, Co-Director of the Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, University College London, UK
Aaron Goerke, Director/Head, Manufacturing Sciences and Technology, Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Singapore


Scientific Sessions will be held morning and afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch and Coffee breaks will be provided. Each Session of 6 talks will be chaired by a recognised expert in the field. Presentations, in English, will be 25 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion. The Conference language is English.

An important aspect of the BioProcessing Asia Conference Series has always been the relaxed, informal nature of the Conferences, and time will be reserved within the Programme for personal discussions and interactions, enabling participants to engage in more detailed conversations and to enhance their scientific networks. The Programme includes a Welcome Reception on Monday 12th November and a Closing Conference Dinner on Thursday the 15th November.

Tuesday, 13 November - Thursday, 15 November

Poster Session with selected short presentations
Anurag Rathore
, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology and Coordinator, DBT Centre of Excellence for Biopharmaceutical Technology, India

The Poster Session at BPA 2018 is a central interactive feature allowing participants to discuss detailed results with the poster presenters and other colleagues. A limited number of posters will be selected by the Poster Chairs for short oral presentations.

A Best Poster Award will be presented to the authors at the close of the conference. Selection will be made based on the novelty of the work presented, the quality of presentation, clarity of the presenter, and alignment with the theme of BPA 2018.

Presenters of a poster will be expected to be present at their posters at the specified poster viewing time between the 13th to 15th of November in order to discuss the content of their poster(s). Presenters may hand out any leaflets or other information or material that they have available for viewers on the topic of their poster.

Poster Format
The Poster Boards are 8’ (wide) x 4’ (high) - equivalent to the metric board size of 240 cm x 120 cm and raised 3’ off the floor. Each Poster Board will accommodate 2 posters and the maximum width of each is thus 120 cm. The height can be variable. Printed posters in A0 format (84 cm x 120 cm) may then be either portrait or landscape.

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LICC Foyer
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Poster Board for two posters

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