February 5, 2016

New HTPD Conference is Coming. What Happened Last Time?


The Fourth International Conference on high-throughput process development (HTPD) is scheduled to take place in Toledo, Spain, on Oct. 9-12, 2017. HTPD 2017 (sponsored by GE Healthcare Life Sciences) will cover process development spanning upstream through downstream processing as well as stable formulation development, case studies, and other applications. Conference attendees will exchange ideas about the challenges and benefits of employing high-throughput techniques in the development of processes and stable formulations for the manufacture of biological products. 

The following are extended reports and posters from the third international conference on high-throughput process development 

The conference series devoted to high-throughput process development (HTPD) has already established itself as a leading forum within its field. After the first two successful meetings in Krakow, Poland, in 2010, and Avignon, France, in 2012, the third HTPD meeting was in October 2014 held in yet another UNESCO World Heritage site - Siena, Italy. 

The goal of this scientific conference has not changed since the very first meeting in 2010; it is to provide a leading forum for discussion and exchange of ideas surrounding the challenges and benefits of employing high-throughput techniques in the development of production processes for biological products. 

The conference program for HTPD 2014 included: a workshop on the theme “Lessons learned in building HTPD capabilities”; a plenary lecture from Arne Staby at Novo Nordisk on mechanistic modeling; three case study sessions covering upstream, downstream, and formulations; one session focused on modeling and data analysis; and one session presented an outlook to HTPD 2020. The sixth session included reports from the very first HTPD Olympiad, which intended to allow process developers to benchmark their internal HTPD workflows against peers in the biopharmaceutical industry as well as academic peers. The HTPD Olympiad was really an appreciated addition to the HTPD meetings program. 

This extended abstract book captures some of the presentations from this very exciting conference. We hope that this book will serve as a resource and summary of the first-rate talks and discussions, as well as encourage you to participate in the next meeting in the HTPD conference series.

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