USP Meetings & Courses for Biologics

USP hosts events around the world to bring together leading scientific and healthcare experts to share knowledge and provide insight for the effective development and application of standards for biologics and biotechnology therapeutics.

Live Webinars

  • General Chapter <129> Analytical Procedures for Recombinant Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies
    Live Webinar, June 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT.
    Instructor: Dr. Maura Kibbey

    This 60-minute webinar will cover the procedures used to evaluate the quality attributes of monoclonal antibodies for therapeutic use. The validated methods that are described in USP–NF General Chapter <129> include purity determination by size-exclusion chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and analysis of oligonucleotides. A USP Reference Standard has been developed to support these methods. Click here for details and to register. Registration deadline is June 7, 2017 at 11:00 PM.

  • Bioassay Design, Development and Validation
    Classroom and Live Webinar, September 27, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT, USP Rockville, MD

    This one-day bioassay course will focus on the essential factors to be considered in the design, development, and validation of bioassays.
    The course introduces related USP general chapters, terminology, bioassay life cycle, important tools and best practices, followed by a detailed discussion on the topics of design and development, robustness, validation, and post-validation. The course ends with an example of a USP pharmacopeial bioassay.


These interactive forums promote the exchange of ideas regarding a wide range of current scientific findings, regulatory trends, and public health concerns. Workshops are open to all interested parties, and are held at USP–U.S. in Rockville, MD, unless otherwise stated.

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Expert Committee Face-to-Face Meetings

USP Education Courses

These courses are specially designed to help attendees to most effectively interpret and apply USP standards in their work. The following biotech-related courses were created and reviewed by USP Subject Matter Experts to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date standards and information.

Free On-Demand Pharmacopeia Course/ Webinar:

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Free USP User Forums

USP staff present one-day, free seminars across the world. Topics include timely issues regarding USP initiatives related to specific industry segments (i.e., pharmaceuticals, biologics, foods, and dietary supplements), and how to use available USP resources to your advantage. Register for upcoming User Forums.