Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing and Single-Use Technologies

Single-use devices and corresponding technologies have become well-accepted in biopharmaceutical manufacturing over the past 15 years. They are available for all upstream, downstream, formulation and filling steps. The first complete single-use production facilities are in operation (WuXi PharmaTech in Shanghai) or under construction (Alvotech in Reykjavik and Polpharma Biologics in Gdansk). In addition, there is an obvious trend towards replacing re-usable equipment at existing production facilities with single-use counterparts.

Our conference will update the participants on the latest knowledge and developments in the field of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and single-use technology. It will also provide a perfect opportunity for networking and discussions with manufacturers, suppliers, users, regulatory specialists and representatives of organizations that support the implementation of single-use devices worldwide. The conference program includes speeches and poster presentations, followed by a number of parallel workshops, which will be run by leading companies in the sector. The main topics of the conference are:

  • Production facilities of the future
  • Challenges in mab and and vaccine productions
  • Biosimilars and microbial products
  • Implementation of single-use technology in the development and manufacturing of cell therapeutics

Subsequent to Biotech 2016, there will also be a post-conference workshop and a mini-symposium. The post-conference workshop, entitled “DECHEMA’s single-use specialists meet partners”, will provide a forum for presenting and discussing existing and new training courses, which include single-use systems and technologies. The mini-symposium after the post-conference workshop will focus on “In vitro cultivation of plant cell and tissue cultures for GMP and non-GMP products”.


Online registration for the conference will be open until 29th August 2016.