Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 12th Annual

Optimizing Biologics Formulation Development

January 20-21, 2020

Part of the Formulation & Stability pipeline


Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 12th Annual Optimizing Biologics Formulation Development conference is an essential yearly gathering of analytical and formulation scientists from leading industry companies that provides an exchange of scientific developments and emerging technologies in an environment that encourages discussion with colleagues. For 2020, the meeting will address the formulation challenges of emerging modalities, new strategies for predictive analysis at this stage, exciting new analytical methodologies and accelerating and the best practices being employed to overcome formulation challenges.


Coverage will include, but is not limited to:

Formulation for Emerging Modalities

  • mRNA/DNA
  • Gene therapy, AAV, NDV
  • Novel delivery technologies
  • Combination drug products

Predictive Methods for Formulation Development

  • Viscosity
  • Long term stability
  • Temperature excursions
  • Forced degradation

Methods and Instruments

  • Novel methods, instruments and instrument combinations
  • New approaches to particle detection and characterization
  • Preparing for AI and machine learning – data standards and standardization in the formulation function
  • Applications of microfluidics to enable analysis with low sample volumes

Overcoming Formulation Challenges

  • Developability analysis for antibody-drug conjugates
  • Development and approval of novel excipients
  • The continuing challenge of high dosage/high concentration protein formulations
  • Co-formulation of multiple proteins

Formulation Development in Smaller Organizations

  • Best practices for formulation development with limited internal resources
  • Best practices for working with contract organizations for formulation development
  • Experiences with formulation-related regulatory dialog and requests
  • Engineering solutions to formulation and stability liabilities


* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.

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