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PREP 2017 pre-conference report


PREP 2017: 30th International Symposium and Exhibit on Preparative and Process Chromatography

Interest continues to grow to be a part of the most recognized major international symposium that focuses on all areas of Preparative and Process Chromatography, Ion Exchange, Adsorption Processes and Related Separation Techniques.

Advances in Separation Technologies

The PREP series of symposia is the most recognized international conference and exposition devoted to advances in separation technologies in the field of preparative and process chromatography. Join us at PREP 2017 for another dynamic and innovative program where experts from around the world will address the latest developments and hottest topics in all areas of preparative and process chromatography.

The PREP Symposium strives to provide the participants with a stage to present and discuss the very latest scientific and technological advances in preparative and process chromatography, with an exposure to the latest chromatography products available on the market, and with opportunities for training and continuing education.

The meeting will include:

  • Strong Applications-Oriented Workshop Program
  • Vendor Exhibit Providing Access to the Latest Advances on the Market
  • Rich Scientific Program Addressing Advances in All Fields of Application
  • Outstanding High-quality Posters Presented in Poster Sessions Designed to Get into Deeper Discussions

Emerging Applications and Processes

The focus of the conference is to highlight the discovery, development, and production aspects covering a broad range of topics. The program will be packed with expert professionals who address key developments, issues, and hottest topics in the Preparative and Process Liquid Chromatography field. The program will be packed with papers on biochromatography, downstream processing, QbD, monoclonal antibodies, plasmids, enzymes, vaccines, viral vectors for gene delivery, VLPs and other biopharmaceuticals, chiral molecules, SFC, fine chemicals, peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, APIs, natural products, batch, multi-column and continuous SMB processes, column technology and equipment, monoliths, new and improved stationary phases, membrane chromatography, continuous manufacturing, regulatory aspects, and more! 65+ oral presentations, 2-day Poster Session, Educational Training Program providing in-depth coverage of both fundamentals and real-world applications of preparative chromatography for biomolecules and for smallmolecules, the tutorials address more specialized topics, and 2½-day Exhibit opening during the Sunday evening Welcome Reception where leading companies at the forefront of preparative and process chromatography will showcase the latest developments in stationary phases, columns, pumps, control equipment, chromatography consumables, ancillary units, and contract manufacturing services from the analytical/lab scale all the way to the full process scale.

Preliminary List of Keynote Sessions

In addition to oral and poster sessions, PREP2017 will feature keynote sessions addressing critical and emerging areas in preparative and process chromatography, including:

  • Industrial Case Studies in Protein Chromatography
  • Continuous Chromatography for APIs, Fine Chemicals, and Natural Products
  • Continuous Downstream Processing for Biopharmaceuticals
  • Preparative Chromatography in Drug Discovery, Development, and Manufacture
  • Process Scale Purification of Peptides and Oligonucleotides
  • Preparative Supercritical Chromatography

Topics include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  •  Preparative and process chromatography
  • Regulatory aspects and process validation
  • HPLC, medium, and low pressure liquid chromatography
  • High throughput screening (HTS) and HTPD
  • Small-scale preparative chromatography
  • Proteins, mAbs, ADCs, and other biopharmaceuticals
  • Stationary phases (SEC, RPC, HIC, IEX, MMC, Protein A, Affinity, Hydroxyapatite)
  • Fusion protein and conjugates
  • Membrane chromatography and Monoliths
  • Plasmids
  • Column packing, packing stability, and largescale columns
  • Vaccines
  • Single use equipment and flexible processes
  • VLPs
  • Laboratory equipment and process scale systems
  • Cell separations for cell therapy and other applications
  • Process modeling tools and software
  • Fine chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Simulated Moving Bed and multicolumn processes
  • Chiral molecules
  • Continuous and integrated processing
  • Peptides and oligonucleotides
  • Expanded bed adsorption
  • Chromatography to support medicinal chemistry
  • Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC)
  • Amino acids
  • CPC
  • Sugars
  • Fundamentals, Modeling and Optimization
  • Rare earths
  • Economics of chromatographic processes
  • Natural products
  • Quality by Design (QbD) and Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Renewable chemicals

Vendor Exhibits and Workshops

The exhibit showcases new product launches, innovative products and ground-breaking technologies, and provides an environment where participants can discuss challenges and solutions with experts in the booths.

Training Workshops and Tutorials

  • Fundamentals of Preparative Chromatography for Biomolecule Purification by Batch and Continuous Chromatography
  • Fundamentals of Preparative Chromatography for Purification of APIs, Peptides, and Oligonucleotides by Batch Chromatography, SMB, and SFC
  • Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting Analytical and Overloaded Prep Chromatography Practical Concepts on Process Characterization and Validation of Biopharmaceuticals based on QbD Principles

PREP & ISPPP…Full Day Overlap for Joint Technical Program Activities

For people seeking comprehensive coverage of bio-chromatography from process scale to analytics, a single, discounted registration fee will provide access to both the PREP 2017 and the ISPPP 2017 Conference on the Separation and Characterization of Biologically Important Molecules that will be held the same week in the same conference venue. Both conferences will organize a full day overlap for joint technical program activities to take advantage of technical content and networking synergies. Registered participants from either conference may attend any PREP and ISPPP session that takes place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. See and for details.



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