Preview of the Sixth Symposium on the Practical Applications of MS in the Biotechnology Industries

August 12, 2009
David Walsh

E-Separation Solutions

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September marks the beginning of a busy time in the world of analytical chemistry, with several conferences taking place in the span of just a few months.

September marks the beginning of a busy time in the world of analytical chemistry, with several conferences taking place in the span of just a few months. With the ACS Fall Meeting, PharmSep, and FACSS all being held between late-August and mid-October, this promises to be an active stretch for the industry.

One event in particular, the “Sixth Symposium on the Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry in the Biotechnology Industries” promises to draw a good amount of attention during this time. Taking place September 15–18 at The Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this symposium focuses on “the application of mass spectrometry (MS) for product characterization, process monitoring, formulation development and release testing in the pharmaceutical industry.” And with the lineup promising to focus heavily on the biotech industry and biopharmaceuticals specifically, the subject matter could not be more topical.

The familiar and travel-friendly city of Philadelphia provides the setting, and a lineup of well known speakers from across the field has been scheduled, as Mark Mamula from Yale University (plenary session “Protein Modifications in Cell Biology and Human Disease”), Friedrich Altmann from the University of Vienna (“Detailed Analysis of Polyclonal IgG with Emphasis on Sialylation and Sub-Classes after Fractionation on a Sialic-Acid Binding Lectin”), and Igor Kaltashov, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (“New Developments in H/D Exchange: MS-Based Methods to Characterize Higher Order Structure of Biopharmaceuticals”) are all scheduled to give talks, to name just a few.

More details will be posted as the date of the symposium draws nearer, so please check in at www.casss.org periodically for updates. In addition to the preliminary lineup and exhibitor information, readers can look into booking rooms at The Ritz-Carlton for a special discount rate, a nice perk from one of the most luxurious hotels in Philadelphia.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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