8:30 – 9:00am

Registration & Networking

9:00 – 9:10am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10 – 9:40am

An Overview of the Bay Area Life Science Ecosystem

Michelle Nemits – Executive Director, Biocom Bay Area

9:40 – 10:20am

Early Developability Assessment Tools: Successful De-risking Strategies to Support Progression of Biologics from Discovery to Development  

Yvette Stallwood – Head of Applied Protein Services, Lonza

10:20 – 10:50am

TBD

Qinghai Zaho – Vice President of Technical Development and Manufacturing, Forty Seven Inc.

10:50 – 11:10pm

Coffee Networking Break

11:10 – 11:50am

Overview and Recent Enhancements to the Lonza GS Xceed® Toolbox: New Approaches to Address Complex Proteins

Alison Porter – Head of Expression System Sciences, Lonza

11:50am – 12:30pm

Developing Cell Lines and Processes for Manufacturing Protein Therapeutics: Who Wins – the Hare, the Tortoise, or a Hybrid?

Andy Racher – Director of R&D, Lonza

12:30 – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 – 3:30pm

Drop-in Clinic Sessions / Additional Presentations

Meet Lonza specialists during pre-booked, 1-on-1 sessions:

  • Yvette Stallwood – De-risking biotherapeutic candidates
  • Alison Porter – Expression of complex proteins
  • Andy Racher – Cell lines and processes for biotherapeutics
  • Jagruti Patel – Program management
  • Business development/commercial

A parallel session features presentations from startup companies and leading academics (lineup confirmed closer to symposium date).

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.