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.

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Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:  

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

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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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.

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