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07:30 - 08:20 50 mins
Registration
08:20 - 08:30 10 mins
Chairperson's Opening Remarks
  • Thomas R. Kreil - Senior Director, Global Pathogen Safety, Shire, Vienna
08:30 - 10:00 90 mins
Info
Viral Safety Considerations and Applications for ATMP’s
Ask the Regulators – Regulatory Breakfast Briefing
  • Albert Stühler - Deputy Head of Section, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
  • pending final confirmation: Arifa Khan - Supervisory Microbiologist, FDA

In this hour-long session, delegates will be given the opportunity to pre-submit questions which will then be posed to the regulators and key leaders in the industry. Topics covered historically include:


  • ATMPs
  • Viral safety of raw materials
  • NGS
  • Viral clearance: Removal/Inactivation chromatography, filtration, viral reduction factor and heat
  • In vitro adventitious agent testing
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Viral Safety Considerations and Applications for ATMP’s
Spotlight Presentation - Merck
10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:30 - 12:30 60 mins
Info
Ensuring Viral Safety during Process Intensification
Dual Dialogue: Viral safety studies for continuous bioprocessing
  • Duarte Martins - PhD Student, Lab of Protein Technology and Downstream Processing, Dept of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
  • Marcel Asper - Director Virus Laboratory, Pathogen Safety, Biotest AG

Talk 1:  Continuous virus inactivation process using a novel packed-bed reactor

Duarte Martins, PhD Student, Lab of Protein Technology and Downstream Processing, Dept of Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna


Talk Two: Virus inactivation by laboratory and by manufacturing scale UV-C irradiation in products of Human Plasma

 UV-C irradiation is widely used for virus and pathogen inactivation of air, surfaces and liquids of low optical density (OD), e.g. WFI water. UV-C irradiation of protein solutions is less common due to the very restricted penetration depth of UV-C irradiation which poses severe technical challenges (mostly: homogeneity of irradiation).

An advanced UV-C irradiation technology (UVivatec (R)) is presented, which is used for plasma products in/close to clinical trials. Data are shown and discussed for virus inactivation by laboratory and by manufacturing scale UV-C irradiation.

Marcel Asper, Director Virus Laboratory, Pathogen Safety, Biotest AG, Germany


12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Ensuring Viral Safety during Process Intensification
Spotlight Presentation - Pall
13:00 - 14:15 75 mins
Lunch in the Exhibition Hall and Live Labs
14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Viral Reduction – Inactivation and Removal Considerations
Environmental restrictions and use of alternatives to Triton X-100 in virus inactivation
  • Johanna Kindermann - Manager, Pathogen Safety, Shire
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Info
Viral Reduction – Inactivation and Removal Considerations
Effective inactivation of a wide range of viruses by pasteurisation
  • Wolfram Schäfer - Senior Manager, Virus Safety Development, CSL Behring

Pasteurization at 60°C for 10 hours has been implemented in the manufacturing process of therapeutic plasma proteins such as human albumin, coagulation factors, immunoglobulins, and enzyme inhibitors to inactivate blood-borne viruses of concern. A comprehensive compilation of the virus reduction capacity of pasteurization will be presented including the effect of stabilizers used to protect the therapeutic protein from modifications during heat treatment. Virus spiking studies were carried out under the routine manufacturing target variables, such as temperature and product-specific stabilizer composition. Additional studies were also performed under robustness conditions i.e. outside production specifications. Evidence will be provided that pasteurization is a very robust and reliable virus inactivation method with a broad effectiveness against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses encompassing known blood-borne pathogens and emerging or potentially emerging viruses.

15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Viral Reduction – Inactivation and Removal Considerations
Spotlight Presentation - Sartorius
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee
16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
Viral Reduction – Inactivation and Removal Considerations
Roche Diagnostics GmbH Case Study
  • Marc Bieberbach - Senior Research Associate, Roche Diagnostics GmbH
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Viral Reduction – Inactivation and Removal Considerations
Evolution of Viral Clearance Strategy for Early Phase Clinical Programs
  • Edward Koepf - Senior Scientist, Process Biochemistry, Biogen
17:15 - 17:20 5 mins
Plenary Changeover
17:20 - 17:50 30 mins
Closing Plenary - Sartorius
17:50 - 18:20 30 mins
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Industry 4.0 in Aviation – Digitalization without beta versions
  • Sven Taubert - Head of Corporate Foresight & Market Intelligence, Lufthansa Technik AG

Topics like Digitalization and Industry 4.0 are currently on everyone's minds. New economy companies revolutionizing more and more classical business models. Aviation, like other safety sensitive industries, is working hard to keep up. Unlike services from the big role models out of e.g. Silicon Valley, aerospace products cannot and will not shipped in Beta status. This presentation will show examples how Lufthansa is addressing these challenges.

18:20 - 20:20 120 mins
Networking Drinks and Evening Social Event
07:30 - 08:20

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08:20 - 08:30

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

  • Thomas R. Kreil - Senior Director, Global Pathogen Safety, Shire, Vienna
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10:30 - 11:30

Morning Coffee and Networking

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13:00 - 14:15

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall and Live Labs

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15:45 - 16:15

Afternoon Coffee

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17:15 - 17:20
Plenary Changeover

Plenary Changeover

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17:20 - 17:50

Closing Plenary - Sartorius

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17:50 - 18:20
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Industry 4.0 in Aviation – Digitalization without beta versions

Topics like Digitalization and Industry 4.0 are currently on everyone's minds. New economy companies revolutionizing more and more classical business models. Aviation, like other safety sensitive industries, is working hard to keep up. Unlike services from the big role models out of e.g. Silicon Valley, aerospace products cannot and will not shipped in Beta status. This presentation will show examples how Lufthansa is addressing these challenges.

  • Sven Taubert - Head of Corporate Foresight & Market Intelligence, Lufthansa Technik AG
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18:20 - 20:20

Networking Drinks and Evening Social Event

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