Sept 16-18, 2019
Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, NJ

2018 Agenda

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

12:00pm - 11:45pm
Exhibitor Set Up
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Welcome Reception & Dinner (Dress Business Casual)
8:00pm - 11:00pm
After Hours Socializing at the Lobby Bar

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Day 1

7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration Opens
7:30am - 5:30pm
Exhibit Halls Open
7:30am – 10:00am
Hot & Cold Breakfast Exhibit Halls A & B
7:00am – 6:00pm
8 Private Meetings Rooms Open (Use online portal to set up meetings)
10:00am - 5:00pm
Snacks & Refreshments All Day in Exhibit Halls
9:00 – 9:45
Keynote: In Search of a Cure – An Extraordinary Journey in Biotech

Michael J. Sofia, Ph.D.
Arbutus Biopharma

9:45am – 11:00am
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Halls
Exhibit Hall A, 11:00 - 11:45 Exhibit Hall B, 11:00 - 11:45

Round Table #1

Effective Chemistry Outsourcing

Roger Hanselmann, Ph.D.
Director of Process Research & Development
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.

Round Table #2

PharmaChem Industry: Pay Parity, BD Compensation & Employee Poaching

Geoff Evans
Eurofins Alphora

Round Table #1

Managing Communication with Larger FTE Groups: Matrix vs Consolidated

Richland Tester, Ph.D.
Assoc Dir - Chemistry
Celgene Corporation

Round Table #2

Flow Chemistry Downstream API and Intermediates

Miguel Angel Gonzalez
Senior Director, Chemical Engineering
Asymchem, Inc.

11:45am – 12:30pm
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
12:30 – 1:45pm
Exhibit Hall A, 2:00 - 2:45pm Exhibit Hall B, 2:00 - 2:45pm

Round Table #1

Catalysis and Supply Chain

Ian Davies, Ph.D.
Princeton University


Jake Janey, Ph.D.
Head, Specialized Designed Experimentation-Automation, Catalysis, Biocatalysis
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Round Table #2

Supply and Environment Does Not Need to be an Issue in China

Peter Halkjaer-Knudsen
Vice President, CDMO unit, Raybow Pharma
Zhejiang Jiuzhou Pharmaceutical CO.,LTD

Round Table #1

Chiral Chromatography – From Mg to SMB

Lisa Newton
Director, Sales
Chiral Technologies, Inc.

Round Table #2

Discovery Chemistry Outsourcing

Christelle Renou
Medicinal Chemistry Outsourcing Manager
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

2:45 – 3:45pm
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
Exhibit Hall A, 3:45 – 4:30pm Exhibit Hall B, 3:45 – 4:30pm

Round Table #1

Benchtop to Commercialization: Pitfalls to Large Scale Production

Charles Jabara
Senior Project Manager

Round Table #2

Biotech Startups and Virtual Company Supplier Contracts

Alpaslan (Alp) Yaman, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant
Biotech, Pharma & Device Consulting, LLC

Round Table #1

High Potency Safety Studies

Susan Billings, Ph.D.
Vice President & Global Head of Business Development

Round Table #2

How Well Do You Know Your Raw Material and RSM Suppliers?

Deb Minor
Drug Discovery Alliances

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Refreshments & Snacks in Exhibit Halls
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Flamma Beach Party, Open Bar & BBQ

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - Day 2

7:30am - 6:00pm
Exhibit Halls Open
7:30am - 10:00am
Hot & Cold Breakfast in Exhibit Halls
7:00am - 8:00pm
8 Private Meeting Rooms Open (Use online portal to set up meetings)
8:30 – 9:45am
Keynote: The Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ingredients: Are Changes Coming?

Everyone is talking about the security of the ingredients supply chain. It extends into China and India and is more competitive than ever. Will new environmental regulations in China cause supply chain disruptions and sharp price increases? Will this cause supply shortages? How will this effect business with Indian manufacturers? To what extent are Western companies re-shoring starting material, intermediates, and API production?

Philippe Andre
GMP Auditor
Rosemary Gibson
Senior Advisor
The Hastings Center
Don Hou
SVP, CMC Business & GM
Dan Harris
China Lawyer/China Law Blog
Harris Bricken
Elut Hsu
General Manager
Asymchem, Inc.
Bharat Mehta
Stephan Kirschbaum, Ph.D.
Head of Business Development
Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis
Deborah Minor, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Allainces, Inc.
9:30 – 11:00am
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
Exhibit Hall A, 11:00 – 11:45am Exhibit Hall B, 11:00 – 11:45am

Round Table #1

Fluorinations in Flow Reactors

Nick Kosarych, Ph.D.
Head of Business Development, North America
Apeloa Pharmaceuticals

Round Table #2

International Projects - Working Simultaneously with Major Pharma in USA, Chinese and India on the Same Project

Jeffrey Albert, Ph.D.
IntelliSyn Pharma

Round Table #1

For Multi-Step, Difficult Chemistries, Selecting the Right CRO

Richard Amitrano
Exclusive US Agent Business Development VP
WeylChem InnoTec GmbH


Christoph Naumann
Direction, Commercial Operations
WeylChem InnoTec GmbH

Round Table #2

The Legal Perspective: How to Do Business in China

Dan Harris
China Lawyer
Harris Bricken

11:45am – 12:30pm
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
12:30 – 1:45pm
2:00 – 3:15pm
Speed Dating – 2nd Floor Above Exhibit Halls

Pharmaceutical Co. Hosted Roundtables for 4 Minute Supplier Speed Meetings. Participants, identify the companies that match your service offerings then just show up. No presentations, just business cards, and a 4 minute chat, then move to next company you want to meet.

Adjay Holdings Inc.
BryoLogyx Inc
Complexa Inc
Silar Laboratories
International Flavors and Fragrances
Kintai Therapeutics
Johnson Matthey
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Lycera Corporation
Scripps Health
Eli Lilly Discovery & Pre-Clinical
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
3:30 – 4:15pm
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
Exhibit Hall A, 4:15 – 5:00pm Exhibit Hall B, 4:15 – 5:00pm

Round Table #1

Profitable New Horizons in Developing Generic API's

James Bruno
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Solutions

Round Table #2

Outsourcing Success: Relationships, not Transactions

Ioannis I. Valvis
VP, Business Develop. & Project Management

Round Table #1

Continuous Flow API Manufacturing: New Technology

Brittany Hayes, Ph.D.
Business Management Director, API
Patheon, A Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Round Table #2

Form Selection in API Process Development and Manufacturing

Stuart Levy
SGL Chemistry Consulting

5:30 – 9:00pm
Casino Night Gaming, Dinner, Karaoke & Open Bar
9:00 – 11:00pm
Networking at Ocean Place Lobby Bar

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Day 3

7:30am - 5:00pm
Exhibit Halls Open
7:30am - 10:00am
Full Hot & Cold Breakfast in Exhibit Halls
7:00am - 5:00pm
8 Private Meeting Rooms Open (Use online portal to set up meetings)
Exhibit Hall A, 9:00 - 9:45am Exhibit Hall B, 9:00 - 9:45am

Round Table #1

Developing Continuous Processes to Overcome Problematic Chemistry

Jeff Samuel
Director, Marketing
SK Biotek

Round Table #2

Challenges and Solutions to Designing and Developing Novel Biobetter Antibody-Conjugate Drugs

Sanju Ghone
Vice President of Chemistry and Site Head

Round Table #1

Until API Plants Provide Good Data, The FDA Won't Know What's In Our Drugs

Philippe Andre
GMP Auditor

Round Table #2

API Technology Development for Fast Track Programs – Development Strategy and Challenges

Elena Bejan, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research & Development
Eurofins Alphora

9:45 – 10:45am
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
Exhibit Hall A, 11:00 - 11:45am Exhibit Hall B, 11:00 - 11:45am

Round Table #1

CMC Strategy for IND filing

Raymond E. Forslund, PhD MBA
Vice President, CMC Development & Project Management
Syner-G Pharma Consulting, LLC

Round Table #2

Current Trends in Synthetic Biology

Paul Quigley, Ph.D.
Head of Drug Substance
Arcinova, Inc.

Round Table #1

Strategies For Small Biotechs To Get (And Keep) The Attention Of CDMOs

Fred Defesche
Beloteca, Inc.

Round Table #2


11:45am – 12:30pm
Refreshments & Snacks in Exhibit Halls
12:30 – 1:30pm
12:30 – 2:30pm
All Welcome, CMC Workshop
2:30 – 3:15pm
Refreshments in Exhibit Halls
Event Concludes

See you here at Ocean Place Sept 16-20 2019 for an expanded ChemOutsourcing Week!