Cambridge Healthtech Institute ’s 2nd Annual

Bioproduction: Scale, Bioreactors & Disposables

Making It Work

20-21 March 2019


Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s “Bioproduction” conference reviews the finesse required to manufacture biologics including scale-down models, scaling up production, engineering bioreactors, single-use systems, and ensuring quality, within the context of increasing productivity; while ensuring safety and achieving reduced costs. A holistic review of bioprocessing will be explored, as well as practical details, such as monitoring and analyzing processes, and examining in detail how bioreactors process cells and how to keep those cells happy. The conference will address robust production processes and next-generation technologies, while improving manufacturing platforms and ensuring product quality.

Preliminary Agenda



Big Data and Bioengineering: The Perfect Marriage 

Arlindo Oliveira, PhD, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico 

Next-Generation Processes, Technologies and Operations

Michael Pohlscheidt, PhD, Site Head & Operations Leader, LSM Next-Gen Manufacturing, Biogen International GmbH

High Resolution Native LC-MS for Product CQA Assessment and Process Monitoring

Jonathan Bones, PhD, Principal Investigator, Characterization and Comparability Laboratory, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT)

De-Intensifying Protein Production with Pichia pastoris

Diethard Mattanovich, PhD, Professor, Microbial Strain Design, Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)


Mathematical Modelling across Reactor Scales

Krist Gernaey, PhD, Professor, Head, Process and Systems Engineering Center (PROSYS), Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Individual-Based Models for Bioprocesses

Rebeca González-Cabaleiro, PhD, Lecturer, Infrastructure & Environment, Engineering, University of Glasgow

A DOE Approach to Oxygen Transfer Modelling in Single-Use Bioreactors

Ronan O’Kennedy, PhD, Consulting Bioprocess Specialist, ROK Bioconsulting


Scaling Up and Down of Single-Use Bioreactor Cultivations

Stefan Junne, PhD, Group Leader & Chair, Bioprocess Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)

A Scalable Cost-Effective Alternative to ATF Filters for N-1 Perfusion: Wavebags with Lillypad

Ruchika Bandekar, MSc, Associate Scientist II, Cell culture and Fermentation Sciences, MedImmune LLC

Bioprocessing of Cell Culture Derived Vaccines in Bioreactors

Leeann Naicker, PhD, Researcher, Research and Development, OBP Vaccines


For more details on the conference, please contact:
Mary Ruberry

Senior Conference Director

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5421


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K

Sherry Johnson

Senior Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-1359


Companies L-Z

Carolyn Cooke

Business Development Manager

Cambridge Healthtech Institute

Phone: (+1) 781-972-5412