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It is a regulatory requirement to test therapeutics for bioprocess impurities such as host cell proteins (HCPs) and leached protein A. This can be a time-consuming and laborious task for QC, MSAT and R&D labs supporting manufacture and/or development, especially when new processes are implemented, or issues with current processes arise. Gyrolab automated immunoassay systems are rapidly becoming the platform of choice for impurity analysis within the biopharmaceutical industry. Automated analysis, rapid turn-around and high throughput reduces workload/manual hands-on pipetting operations and time to results in bioprocessing and manufacturing workflows. You are invited to join us for presentations and discussions on these topics. 

This workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to:

  • Learn how this novel platform works and understand why it is gaining popularity within the industry
  • Learn how Gyrolab systems are being used for rapid, reliable and reproducible data generation for HCPs, leached protein A and product titre testing
  • Participate in a live demonstration
  • Discuss cell line specific applications with the experts
  • Network and interact with peers from other organizations
  • Tour the NIBRT facilities 

     

Who should attend?

  • Directors and associate directors of QC, R&D and MSAT laboratories
  • Research and principle scientists working in QC, R&D and MSAT laboratories
  • Managers/Supervisors of QC, R&D and MSAT laboratories

You are invited to join us for presentations and discussions on these topics. 
Teas and coffees will be provided, together with a buffet style lunch


Friday 29 September, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 16:30

Venue: The National Institute for Bioprocess Research and Training (NIBRT), Foster Avenue, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.The event will be held in training room 3.
Phone: +353 1 215 8 100.
NIBRT is a centre of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing.
Directions (PDF)

Delegate Fee: EUR 50 

 

To attend, please fill in and submit the registration form below by 22th September

For questions please contact ian.sheldrake@gyrosproteintech.com

Agenda:

10.00–10.30   Welcome: teas and coffees
10.30–11.00   Introducing Gyros Protein Technologies                   
11.00–11.30   HCP screening on Gyrolab

11.30–12.00  Tea/coffee break; networking

12.00–12.30  Case studies will be presented on how Gyrolab has                                been used within the bioprocess environment
12.30–13.00   Allergan Ltd UK – a users experience

13.00–14.00   Lunch, discussions and networking

14.00–14.30  Demonstration of Gyrolab
14.30–15.15  Protein A and HCP Scouting
15.15–15.30  Summary and close

15.30–16.30  Tour of NIBRT facilities (Please register for the tour)

Speakers:

  • Lauren Ward, Senior Analytical Scientist, Allergan Biologics, UK
  • Karolina Österlund, Director – Field Service and Application Support, EU and Asia, Gyros Protein Technologies
  • Ann Eckersten, Field Application Specialist, Gyros Protein Technologies
  • Ian Sheldrake, Regional Sales Manager, Gyros Protein Technologies

Speaker Profiles:

Lauren Ward
Senior Analytical Scientist, Allergan Biologics, UK

Lauren Ward gained her BSC degree in Microbiology from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011. After her studies, she joined Allergan Biologics as a Microbiology Scientist and after 3 years in this role she transitioned to a position within the Analytical Sciences team. Here she has worked on development of ELISAs, qPCR assays and some cell based potency methods. Lauren is the automation SME for her department and has successfully introduced many robotic systems to site to increase sample throughput, reduce analyst hands-on time which, in turn, has resulted in cost savings for site.

Helena Nilshans
Senior Product Manager, Gyros Protein Technologies

Helena Nilshans joined Gyros Protein Technologies as senior product manager in 2014. She has many years of experience from product management in large and small life science companies such as GEHC Life Sciences, Biacore and Pyrosequencing. She has managed several market introductions of new technologies and products and led teams of product managers for more than 15 years. She also currently holds a position as deputy board member of CellSeed AB.

Karolina Österlund

Director – Field Service and Application Support, EU and Asia, Gyros Protein Technologies

Karolina Österlund joined Gyros in 2003, working on MALDI-MS applications and then immunoassays using Bioaffy CDs. She has been providing technical support for the Gyrolab immunoassay platform in clinical and bioprocess development for ten years and was instrumental in establishing the technology in North America and Europe. Her experience covers applications for pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity testing, biomarker monitoring, impurity testing and product quantification for therapeutic protein development, in both regulated and non-regulated environments. Karolina currently manages the Gyros European field application scientists and service engineers as well as provides technical support to the efforts of Gyros Asia Pacific distributors. Karolina is involved in working groups such as the Global Bioanalysis Consortium, and the 21st Century Bioanalytical Initiative. She earned her M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Ann Eckersten
Field Application Specialist, Gyros Protein Technologies

Ann Eckersten joined Gyros in 2000, working on immunoassays using Bioaffy CDs. She has a vast experience of providing technical support for the Gyrolab immunoassay platform in clinical and bioprocess development for more than ten years to Gyros customers globally. Her experience covers applications for pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity testing, biomarker monitoring, impurity testing and product quantification for therapeutic protein development, in both regulated and non-regulated environments. Ann earned her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Ian Sheldrake
Regional Sales Manager, Gyros Protein Technologies