Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing IV

An ECI Conference Series

October 6-10, 2019
Ocean Edge Resort
Brewster (Cape Cod), Massachusetts

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About This Conference

ECI’s Integrated and Continuous Biomanufacturing Conference (ICB) is the world’s premiere conference in the area of continuous biomanufacturing. It accepts only the highest-quality scientific papers. No commercial entities influence the scientific programming.

Integrated and continuous biomanufacturing is being implemented across the biopharmaceutical industry. It is a powerful process intensification tool enabling cost-effective, lean, and agile manufacturing facilities. The development of these technologies has been discussed in our past conferences ICB I (2013), ICB II (2015), and ICB III (2017).

ICB IV (2019) will showcase the implementation of these technologies for GMP biomanufacturing using case studies of clinical and/or commercial bioprocesses. Other topics will include:

  • Methodologies for ICB process development
  • Automation, control and digitalization strategies for ICB
  • New examples of integration between vial thaw and drug product
  • Validation of continuous viral inactivation and viral clearance
  • Continuous biomanufacturing beyond CHO and/or proteins

ICB IV will bring together leading scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies who are actively engaged in the field of integrated continuous biomanufacturing.  We look forward to welcoming you to Brewster (Cape Cod), Massachusetts, USA in October 2019 for a scientific exchange in pursuit of advancing the adoption of ICB and serving patients’ needs.

Click on This Link to view the last conference in this series.

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:  

Veena Warikoo, Roche
Alois Jungbauer, BOKU
Jon Coffman, Boehringer Ingelheim
Jason Walther, Sanofi

Sponsorship Levels

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2019 ICB Award

Guidelines for the 2019

Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing Award

NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2019

PURPOSE

The Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing (ICB) Award recognizes an outstanding contributor to the field of Integrated Continuous Biomanufacturing. The award was initiated in 2017 and the first recipient was Konstantin Konstantinov.

The award nominations will be judged according to criteria as set forth in this document.

AWARD

For each conference, an award of cash and a commemorative plaque will be presented to the recipient at the conference.   Engineering Conferences International (ECI) sponsors this award.

ELIGIBILITY

This Award is open to all researchers in integrated continuous biomanufacturing. The award recipient is expected to register and attend the conference.

EVALUATION

A committee established by ECI will evaluate the nominations and make the final decision.

CRITERIA

The committee will judge the nominations on the originality and overall quality of work, significance to the advancement of the field of integrated continuous biomanufacturing, and other supporting information in the nomination package.

NOMINATION PACKAGE (All documents should have 1 inch margins all around and use font no smaller than Arial 10 or Times 12 point):

The nomination package must consist of the following items:

1) A nomination cover sheet;
2) A nomination letter of no more than 3 pages including a description of the nominee’s contribution to integrated continuous biomanufacturing;
3) A resume including publications by the nominee (preferably fewer than 10 pages); and,
4) A maximum of three supporting letters from individuals in the field

The nomination cover sheet should contain the following information if not already included in resume:

1) Name of nominee
2) Present position (exact title)
3) Mailing address (including telephone and email)
4) Education

  1. a) Institution (indicate major or field)
  2. b) Degree received and year of each degree

5)  Positions held

  1. a) Company or institution
  2. b) Position or title (with time period, if possible)

6)  Academic and professional honors and awards
7)  Technical and professional society memberships and offices held
8)  Nominator’s name and address (including telephone and email)
9)  Nominator’s signature and date

Please submit the complete nomination package (including scanned, signed letters of support) in an electronic form as a single PDF file with the subject line ICB Award Nomination-name of nominee and send to Barbara@engconfintl.org.

Nomination packages are due by midnight EST March 31, 2019.

Questions should be submitted to Barbara Hickernell at Barbara@engconfintl.org with the subject line 2019 ICB Award Question.

Printable Copy of the Guidelines

Conference Venue

Cape Cod extends 65 miles (105 km) into the Atlantic Ocean, with a breadth of between 1–20 miles (1.6–32.2 km), and covers more than 400 miles (640 km) of shoreline.  Its elevation ranges from only 306 feet (93 m) at its highest point, down to sea level.

One of the biggest barrier islands in the world, Cape Cod shields much of the Massachusetts coastline from North Atlantic storm waves. This protection erodes the Cape’s shoreline at the expense of its cliffs.

The bulk of the land on Cape Cod consists of glacial landforms laid down by the Laurentide ice sheet.  Geologically speaking, Cape Cod is quite young, having been created some 16,000 to 20,000 years ago.
Due to their exposure to the open ocean, the Cape and islands are subject to considerable coastal erosion.  Cape Cod’s aquifer consists of six hydrologically independent sources from which all the towns on the Cape obtain drinking water.

Native Population  Cape Cod has been the home of the Wampanoag Native American people for many centuries.  They survived off the sea and were accomplished farmers.  They understood the principles of sustainable forest management, and were known to light controlled fires to keep the underbrush in check. They helped the Pilgrims, who arrived in the fall of 1620, survive at their new Plymouth Colony.  Cape Cod was among the first places settled by the English in North America.

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General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a not-for-profit, global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962 that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Poster sessions will be scheduled for evening discussion as well. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

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