5th USP Workshop on Therapeutic Peptides: Regulations, Standards and Quality

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

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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. To address this priority, USP established an Expert Panel in 2013 and later the Expert Committee on Therapeutic Peptides for public standards setting, and organized annual workshops on therapeutic peptides to provide the unique platform for updates and discussions. As the global manufacturing landscape continues to transform, public standards for therapeutic peptides will play a growing role in ensuring safe, quality medicines of these drugs.

Based on continued needs and strong stakeholder feedback, we are pleased to organize the 5th USP Workshop on Therapeutic Peptides, to be held November 5-6, 2018 at the USP Meetings Center in Rockville, MD. We will continue the successful programs including GMP manufacturing, control strategies, impurities, analytical, formulation, delivery, regulatory considerations, and develop new programs on emerging topics that are of interest and impact to the therapeutic peptides community.

Key Session Topics:

  • Impurities
  • New analytical and manufacturing technologies
  • Immunogenicity
  • Bioassays
  • Peptide vaccines
  • Peptide standards
  • Regulatory

Why Attend?

  • To better understand USP’s standards for peptide products
  • To learn about new peptide targets and novel advances in peptide manufacturing, purification technologies, analytical methods strategies and bioassay
  • To learn regulatory expectations for peptides, conjugated peptides, and peptide vaccines
  • To achieve common regulatory understanding between USP, industry, and Regulatory Agencies
  • 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 Posters

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

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 28, 2018)
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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*Connection information for Virtual Participants will be sent three (3) business days prior to event.

Advance Registration Deadline

Advance Registration will be available through Thursday, November 1, 2018; 12 noon EST. On-site registration will be available starting at 8am, Monday, November 5, 2018 at the USP Meetings Center.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Cancellation must be received on or before September 5, 2018 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.

Registration Questions

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

Local Area Information

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