Mark your calendars now for Mass Spec 2017: September 19 - 22, 2017 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.
The focus of this Symposium is the application of mass spectrometry (MS) for product characterization, process monitoring, formulation development and release testing in the pharmaceutical industry. Since mass spectrometry is used routinely for a wide array of applications, the meeting will provide scientists in the industry an opportunity to share their data and learn from their colleagues. Although most of the applications may deal with biopharmaceuticals (proteins, DNA, viral vectors), applications for conventional pharmaceuticals will also be discussed. The Symposium will be held over a period of two and a half days and cover case studies and workshops (industrial, vendor and regulatory) devoted to practical concerns in the use of MS within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Key issues for discussion:
- Utility of MS as an alternative to conventional assays such as peptide mapping, ion exchange, capillary electrophoresis, as well as for the analysis of process-related impurities, such as host cell proteins;
- Introduction of MS in the QC laboratory, validation/transfer/compliance strategy, system suitability/assay acceptance criteria;
- Expectations from regulatory agencies for MS based assays for product characterization, release and stability;
- Technical challenges regarding quantitation, ionization, higher order structure analysis, etc.;
- Applications of MS for high throughput screening of cell-lines, raw materials, in-process samples;
- Benchmarking of new technology
Who Should Attend?
This Symposium is designed for all individuals (industrial, regulatory or academic) who use or would like practical information about the state-of-the-art use of mass spectrometry in the various areas of biotechnology and pharmaceutical development including discovery, formulation studies, process scale-up, characterization, product testing, lot release and stability.
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