CHI Announces Roundtable Discussions to be Held at its Immunogenicity and Bioassay Summit 2016

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Immunonogenicity and Bioassay Summit 2016
Immunonogenicity and Bioassay Summit 2016
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NEEDHAM, Mass. - Sept. 22, 2016 - PRLog -- Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) announced today that it will host a series of roundtable breakout discussions at its 8th annual Immunogenicity and Bioassay Summit 2016 to be held on October 26-28, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD.

Roundtable breakout discussions include:

Meeting Regulatory Expectations Regarding Immunogenicity Assessment
Moderator: Kathleen A. Clouse, Ph.D., Director, Division of Biotechnology Review and Research 1, OBP/OPQ/CDER/FDA

Challenges in Developing Neutralizing Antibody (NAb) Assays
Moderator:  Shan Chung, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, BioAnalytical Sciences, Genentech, Inc.

Overcoming Drug Interference in ADA Assays
Moderator:  Melissa R. Snyder, Ph.D., Laboratory Director, Antibody Immunology Laboratory, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Critical Issues in ADA Assay Validation
Moderator:  Jim McNally, Ph.D., Associate Director and Immunogenicity Expert, Global Early Development, Quantitative Pharmacology & Drug Disposition, EMD Serono

Practical Application of Immunogenicity Preclinical Risk Assessment
Moderator: Boris Gorovits, Ph.D., Senior Director, PDM, Pfizer, Inc.

Focus on Immunogenicity of Biosimilars
Moderator: Paul Chamberlain, NDA Advisory Board

Dealing with Pre-Existing Positive ADA Activity in Study Patients
Moderator: Li Xue, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pharmacokinetics Dynamics & Metabolism, NBE, Pfizer, Inc.

Product Quality Attributes and Immunogenicity
Moderator: Valerie Quarmby, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, BioAnalytical Sciences, Genentech, Inc

Current and Emerging Predictive Tools: Selecting Candidates and Predicting Clinical Outcome
Moderator: Vibha Jawa, Ph.D., Director, Biologics and Vaccines Analytics, Merck and Co. and Moderator: Tim Hickling, Ph.D., Immunogenicity Sciences Lead, Biomedicine Design, Pfizer, Inc.

Protein Design Tools for Biotherapeutic Deimmunization
Moderator: Zuben Sauna, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Division of Hematology Research and Review, FDA/CBER

Progress towards Inducing Immunological Tolerance to Biotherapeutics
Moderator: Ronit Mazor, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Development of Mouse Models for Predictive Studies
Moderator: Michael Brehm, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Why Design of Experiments (DOE) Should be the First Statistical Tool in your Professional Toolbox!
Moderator: Martin Kane, MS, CRE, Managing Data Scientist, Statistical and Data Science Practice, Exponent

Considerations for Developing Potency Assays for Bispecific Antibodies
Moderator: Peter Day, Ph.D., Scientist, Genentech

A detailed agenda with times and registration details are posted at

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