FAB DISCUSSION GROUP: Is Aggregation Causing you Aggravation? (Click to Register)

Start: 05/14/2009 – 5:30pm
End: 05/14/2009 – 8:00pm
Timezone: US/Pacific
Status: Registration is open

Format: Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A/Discussion

– promote understanding and communication between analytical and formulation scientists
– provide opportunities for informal discussions and networking between analytical and formulation scientists

A panel discussion by industry leaders concerning different analytical techniques to characterize and quantitate aggregation events in pharmaceutical formulations. Specific techniques to be covered include AUC, FFF, and MALLS.

The Speakers:

John Philo
John is the V.P. and co-founder of Alliance Protein Laboratories, where he is in the laboratory analyzing aggregation nearly every day for more than 150 clients world-wide. Before co-founding A.P.L. in 1998 John spent over 6 years in Protein Chemistry at Amgen, where his primary responsibilities were protein characterization using analytical ultracentrifugation, light scattering, and calorimetry. While there he pioneered new sedimentation velocity techniques appropriate for biotechnology products and new software techniques for analysis of protein-receptor interactions by sedimentation equilibrium. Prior to working at Amgen, John was a faculty member in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs for 9 years studying protein structure and function. While at U. Conn. he founded and headed the Macromolecular Characterization Facility in the Biotechnology Center and was a co-founder of the National Analytical Ultracentrifugation Facility. John was also a postdoctoral fellow at U. Conn. with Todd Schuster studying hemoglobin kinetics. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford in 1977. John has authored over 80 scientific publications including over 60 directly related to biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications.

Dominique Gouty
Dominique Gouty is the Scientific Director for Intertek-Alta Analytical Laboratory in San Diego, CA, where she directly interacts with Project Managers/Principal Investigators and Project Analysts during assay development and validation to provide guidance on the most effective route to robust and rigorous assays. As well as being a technical advisor, Dr. Gouty also ensures that all bioanalytical assays are performed according to strict GLP guidelines and validation requirements. Dr. Gouty has over 15 years experience in various disciplines ranging from Research and Development to Clinical, spanning several countries.

This event will be held at Biogen Idec in San Diego.


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