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bioXchange 2021 will feature virtual presentations and discussions from leading experts in bioproduction and cell therapy.

"The panel discussion is probably the best part of the conference," said a 2020 attendee. "There are a lot of great questions raised, so I think the volume of feedback is integral to the success of it." 

Review the full agenda below to see what's in store this year. Please note that registrants will receive instructions on how to connect virtually.

Registration Is Now Closed

The registration period for this year's bioXChange workshop has ended. We'll see you next year!

Day 1 | Tuesday, September 28 | 8:30AM - 12:45PM PST

8:30 | Welcome and Introduction

8:35 | Lessons Learned at the NIH and the Role of Clinical Academic Hospitals in cGMP Microbiology Testing
Dr. Anna Lau, PhD, Chief, Sterility Testing Service
National Institutes of Health

9:20 | Leveraging Quality Risk Management for Strategic Planning
Amanda McFarland, QRM Senior Consultant 
Valsource, Inc.

10:05 | Recent USP Activity in Rapid Microbial Contamination Detection/Sterility Testing of Short-lived Products
Dr. Tony Cundell, PhD, Consulting Microbiologist

10:50 | BREAK 

11:15 | Analytical Method Transfer Considerations for Commercial Cell Therapy 
Kenneth Tai, Senior Manager, Analytical Science and Transfer
Kite Pharma

12:00 | Commercial Cell Therapy Experience Using Mycoplasma NAT for Product Release: A Five-Year Review
John Duguid, Senior Director, Research and Development

12:45 | Summary and Conclusion

Day 2 | Wednesday, September 29 | 8:30AM - 11:15AM PST

8:30 | Welcome and Introduction

8:35 | Keynote Address - The Description of Limulus Amebocyte Lysate and Its Importance for Endotoxin Testing 
Dr. Jack Levin, Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Medicine 
University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco

9:30 | Literature Review and Data Comparing Bacterial Endotoxin Test Methodology
Ned Mozier, Vice President

10:15 | BREAK

10:30 | Panel Discussion - Bacterial Endotoxin Testing  
Moderated by Dr. Lori Daane, Director of Scientific Affairs 

11:15 | Summary and Conclusion

Questions? We've Got You Covered.

Reach out to Derek Jacobs at with any questions about this year's event. Be sure to bookmark this page and join our LinkedIn group to receive the latest updates. We are currently working on finalizing our agenda.