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Biopharmaceutical Analytical Group Symposium

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Knowledge Transfer Network

Biopharmaceutical Analytical Group Symposium

 Keeping pace - Analytics for tomorrow’s biopharmaceuticals

 on Wednesday, 4th and Thursday, 5th March 2015 at the Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds.

Event kindly sponsored by...

Registration now open click here to register 

REGISTRATION now open – click here to register

Call for posters now open – deadline 28th January


The 2nd KTN Biopharmaceutical Analytical Group Symposium will present the latest developments in bioanalytical characterisation relating to emerging technologies and will look in detail at some of the analytical challenge areas.  As pipelines move forward to include the next generation of biopharmaceutical products, analytics and technologies underpinning them must keep pace to reflect it.  This two day meeting will enable the UK biopharmaceutical analytical community to discuss areas of interest, understand the challenges and latest technologies available, while networking with your peers in this field and make new contacts.


The agenda is being finalised and delegates will have the chance to listen to and discuss a wide range of themes including:


  • Analytics of Emerging Formats/TherapiesFocusing on products such as: ADC's, vaccines, viral vectors, scaffold proteins, cell therapies


  • Analytical Challenge AreasIncluding talks on predictive analytics and process analytics


  • Technology ShowcaseHighlighting relevant case studies and utilising the emerging and evolving analytical techniques from both industry and academic communities


  • KTN Community UpdateThere will also be a review and discussion on the latest updates on initiatives relevant to the space


  • Speakers confirmed to date include:


  • Alistair Kippen                    Medimmune
  • Allan Davidson                   Piramal
  • Daniel Smith                       Cobra Biologics
  • Tarit Mukhopadhyay           UCL
  • Milena Quaglia                    LGC
  • Paul Ko Ferrigno                 Avacta Life Sciences
  • Grant Grieve                       Fujifilm DioSynth Biotechnologies
  • Frank Craig                         Sphere Fluidics
  • James Graham                   Lonza
  • Ashleigh Wake                    Intertek
  • Paul Dalby                          UCL 
  • Christoph Walti                   University of Leeds
  • Damien Marshall                 CT Catapult
  • Mary Collins                        NIBSC
  • Donna McLaren                  ReNeuron
  • Mark Dickman                     University of Sheffield
  • Dave Goodall                      Paraytec
  • Christoph Walti                    University of Leeds

Poster Session

There will be the chance to showcase a poster. Researchers from industry and academia are encouraged to submit an abstract. When registering for the meeting, if you would like to submit a poster, please check the relevant box and then submit a short max 250 word abstract to

jean.aligorgi@ktn-uk.org by 28th January.  Poster numbers are limited.


Who Should Attend?

Industrialists and Academics working in the technical areas of analytical development and QC in bioprocessing and biomanufacturing from across the UK and beyond are welcome to attend this event.


Our Organisation

The KTN is funded by Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) and covers knowledge transfer and the promotion of innovation in business. In the area of human healthcare this includes medical biotechnology, medical technology, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical sectors. Within the KTN, the Medical Biotechnology team is dedicated to the priority area of bioprocessing and biopharmaceuticals and also focuses on advancing knowledge transfer for novel therapeutics.



The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is the process industry element of the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult and runs the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre (NBMC). Due to open Spring 2015 in Darlington, the NBMC will support the UK Biologics industry throughout the supply chain.

We can guide you from concept to commercialisation, providing open access assets and expertise to help you develop, prove, prototype and scale up your product or process. We have capability in mammalian, microbial, viral and next generation biologic platforms, including state of the art analytical technologies, and can scale up to 200 litres. We work flexibly with clients in industry and academia and our services can be customised to meet your needs wherever you are in the development process or supply chain, including collaborative R&D projects and fee for service work.

For further information contact Jonathan Robinson (Head of Business Development) at jonathan.robinson@uk-cpi.com


There are opportunities to exhibit at this meeting. Contact jean.aligorgi@ktn-uk.org for further information.


Event location and time

March 4th and 5th 2015

Day 1:     09.30-17.00 followed by Symposium Dinner at 7.00pm                  

Day 2:     09.00-16.00


Queens Hotel                         

City Square Leeds

Yorks LS1 1PJ


Registration details – NOW OPEN for Registration


The KTN is running this meeting at cost, with the generous support of sponsors and exhibitors. The fee for delegate registration is £150+VAT and includes the conference dinner on the evening of the 4th March.

Weblink for registration: http://biopharmaceuticalanalyticalsymposium.eventbrite.co.uk


Contact Details

Mark Kelly, Knowledge Transfer Manager              Dr Sarah Goulding, Knowledge Transfer Manager

KTN Ltd                                                                  KTN Ltd

e: mark.kelly@ktn-uk.org                                        e: sarah.goulding@ktn-uk.org

t: +44 7964 562901                                                  t: +44 7795 546572    


Exhibitors to date...