The launch of PEGS China: Protein & Antibody Engineering and Development Summit held on April 1-3, 2014 in Shanghai, China was a great success! Over 200 attendees from China, US, Europe and other parts of Asia met to share their latest case studies, explorations and development strategies on new and existing biotherapeutics, including ADCs, bispecifics, alternative scaffolds, T-cell therapies, and of course, mAb biosimilars.
The conference sessions were highly animated with many questions from the audience; the exhibit hall was abuzz with attendees eager to explore new technologies while everywhere around, people were discussing plans for collaborations, making appointments to visit sites in China and most importantly, building relationships through valuable face-to-face meetings.
Here’s a snapshot of the highlights of the event:
- A packed Plenary Keynote session featuring CHO cell guru Dr Florian Wurm; a successful collaboration case study between Ambrx and Zhejiang Medicines Co. as well as the success story of the first fully human mAb in China
- Featured presenters Vaughn Himes, EVP of Seattle Genetics delivered a stellar presentation on CMC Strategies for Antibody-Drug Conjugates; Bo Xu, Head of Boehringer-Ingelheim showcased BI’s inroads into China; while Ingo Gorr of Roche Diagnostics expounded the importance of integrating up- and down-stream processing
- Over 10 Breakout Roundtable Discussions with people sharing challenges, experiences and possible solutions
We’ve already received numerous comments praising the work that was done at the event, but we would still like to hear from you on more specific questions to help us deliver new ideas, and develop the agenda and schedule for 2015. If you would like to share your feedback, or give input for next year’s event, please contact Mimi Langley at firstname.lastname@example.org
A big Thank You to all our speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for your support and contributions, and to all the delegates for your participation. The continued success of this event will largely depend on the dedicated participants that return with us year after year. Save the date to join us again next year in Shanghai, China April 2015!