4th USP Workshop on Synthetic Therapeutic Peptides: Regulations, Standards and Quality

12601 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
United States
Phone: +1-301-816-8130

Registration Questions

Please contact conferences@usp.org or +1 301-816-8130.

Agenda Register Workshop Program


Peptides represent one of the fastest-growing segments in the biopharmaceutical market. Being able to manufacture peptides with consistent high quality is an important priority for manufacturers of this drug class. In 2013, USP established an Expert Panel on Therapeutic Peptides, tasked with tackling important issues related to peptide quality standards. As the global manufacturing landscape continues to transform, public standards for the quality of peptides will play a growing role in the supply chain integrity of these drugs.

After a successful program in 2016 focused on manufacturing considerations, impurities, specifications, novel peptide therapeutics and regulatory considerations, USP is bringing its Therapeutic Peptides Workshop back again in 2017 for a more in-depth program which will examine GMP manufacturing considerations, analytical characterizations, CMC and formulation for diverse delivery systems, and USP updates.

Why Attend?

  • To better understand USP’s standards for peptide products
  • To discuss control strategies for raw materials and impurities
  • To learn regulatory expectations for peptides, conjugated peptides, and peptide vaccines
  • To achieve common regulatory understanding between USP, industry, and FDA
  • To provide feedback about proposed changes/new information on peptide monograph(s) and chapter(s)
  • To explore compendial science topics in order to inform the development of specific monograph(s) and chapter(s)

Who Should Participate?

  • Analytical chemists
  • QA/QC analysts
  • R&D scientists, managers
  • Manufacturing scientists, managers
  • Regulatory affairs specialists
  • Contract research organizations
  • Contract manufacturing organizations

Call for Abstracts

Interested in submitting an abstract for the workshop? We want to hear from you! Click here for topics and submission instructions.

Advance Registration Deadline

Advance registration will be available through November 2, 2017. After that date, registration will be available on site at the USP Meetings Center.

Please note that registering for a USP event requires an Access Point account. Please follow the instructions after clicking the “Register” button.

Pricing Information

Registration is payable by credit card only. Registration fee includes the full two-day program, meeting materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and a networking reception. Registration fees for this workshop have been set as follows:

Participant Type Regular Fee Per Person
(1-2 individuals from the same organization)
Early Bird Discount
(Register by September 30, 2017)
Multi-Registrant Price
(3 or more individuals from the same organization; all must register at the same time to receive the discount)

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Registering Others

When registering colleagues (not yourself), please create your own Access Point account and then check the “I am registering others – not myself” box at the top of the registration form. If you are registering multiple people, please select “add additional registrants” on the final page of the registration form (before submitting payment).

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Cancellation must be received on or before September 5, 2017 via email to conferences@usp.org

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after this date. There is a $50.00 processing fee on all cancellations; however, it is permissible to send a substitute registrant from your same organization. Substitutions must be submitted in writing via email to conferences@usp.org

Invitation Letters for Visas

USP cannot provide an invitation letter to potential workshop attendees; however, once you are registered, USP will provide a registration confirmation that may be utilized to obtain a visa.

Local Area Information

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