Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Flexible Facilities 2014: Call for Speakers/Mark Your Calendar

Innovative Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Solutions for Multi-Product Pipelines,
Global Markets, On-Demand Scale-up/Scale-Down and Capacity Optimization
February 24-25, 2014 • The Claremont Hotel & Spa • Berkeley, CA

IBC’s Flexible Facilities conference will bring together senior level VPs, directors, managers, group leaders and scientists involved in manufacturing, technical operations, process development, engineering, regulatory and quality to discuss the strategic, technical, economic and regulatory/quality considerations necessary for implementation of more flexible, modular or multi-product biomanufacturing facilities throughout the world. Thought-leaders from biopharma companies, technology providers, CMO’s and engineering firms will discuss the latest facility designs, evaluate existing and future technology needs and share potential hurdles and creative solutions regarding the new wave of flexible biomanufacturing options that continue to emerge. This conference will also emphasize case studies of lessons learned and practical experiences by companies who have implemented flexible technologies and flexible facilities.

Call for Speakers
We Are Currently Accepting Proposals for Speaker Presentations: To submit a proposal, you will be asked to select the conference topic you are interested in presenting, provide a 100-150 word summary of your proposed talk by Friday, August 30 and provide your full contact details.

We are looking for presentations in the following topic areas:
  • • Novel Facility Design Concepts (Open Ballroom, Modular, Hybrid, Plug and Play, Single Use)
  • • Case Studies of Making Stainless Steel Facilities More Flexible/Retrofitting
  • • Economic Analyses and Quality Risks of Flexible Biomanufacturing vs. Stainless Steel
  • • Regulatory Perspectives on Flexible Facilities and Technologies in Clinical and Commercial Scale
  • • Practical Experiences and Challenges Implementing Single Use in a Facility
  • • Case Studies of Implementing a Flexible Facility at Commercial Scale
  • • Implementation Case Studies of (Dual Trains, Multi-Products, 2 Different Cell Lines, Concurrent Viral and Bacterial, etc.)
  • • Case Studies of Multi-Product Facilities (Nuts and Bolts , Cleaning, Changeover, Gowning)
  • • Implementations of Continuous Manufacturing and Closed Systems
  • • Case Studies of Implementing Flexible Facilities for Emerging Markets – Lessons Learned
  • • Case Studies that Highlight Gaps in Existing Technologies – What Technologies Need to be Improved to Enable Flexible Facilities?
  • • Case Studies of Implementing Automation and Data Management Systems in Flexible Facilities

Click here for a complete list of topics or to submit.

Proposals will be selected for oral presentations based on evidence in the abstract showing a concrete case study, technology implementation or practical application/technique. All speaker submissions should be received by Friday, August 30, 2013.

Sponsorships and Exhibits – Reserve Your Booth Today
If you are a biopharma CMO, engineering firm or technology provider working in single use/disposables, modular systems, plug and play technologies, facility automation, manufacturing execution systems (MES), control systems, data management/visualization and related technologies, you can not afford to miss this event. The biopharma thought-leaders who make facility-related technology and outsourcing decisions will be attending this conference. Reserve your exhibit booth today or contact us to find out about other opportunities to promote your product or service at this event through sponsorships and other marketing opportunities.For more information, please contact: Sherry Johnson at sjohnson@ibcusa.com or 508-614-1451

Thank you for your interest in IBC’s Flexible Facilities conference. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at jpereira@iirusa.com if you have any questions about the program.

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