An Overview of Therapeutic Protein Manufacturing: Selected Topics -Larry Forman-06/21/2016 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
An Overview of Therapeutic Protein Manufacturing: Selected Topics
Event Date: 
06/21/2016 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Larry Forman
Event Speaker Title: 
Founder and CEO
Event Speaker Company: 
CHO Plus, Inc.
Event Speaker Bio: 

Larry Forman has 38 years of experience in academic and industrial biological and biotechnology research, and in cell culture process development and related areas. He has held positions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Genentech, CuraGen, and Applikon Biotechnology. He has also worked as a consultant for numerous biopharma clients and has experience in cell culture process and medium development; online process monitoring and control; cell banking; GMP manufacturing; on- and off-line analytical development; virus inactivation; and process engineering.

In 2014 Larry founded CHO Plus, Inc. to address the present and future need to produce large quantities of therapeutic proteins (mainly antibodies) to treat Human diseases. CHO Plus technologies include methods for genetically engineering mammalian cells to make them more productive.

Event Details
Event Details: 

Therapeutic proteins are used to treat Human diseases such as cancer, heart attacks, high cholesterol, cystic fibrosis, dwarfism, metabolic disorders, and many others. The manufacture of therapeutic proteins (e.g. antibodies, enzymes, hormones, etc.) is expensive, involves the processing of enormous volumes of culture medium, and requires expensive infrastructure.

This presentation will review the types of proteins in use as therapeutics and how they are manufactured. Also presented will be the technologies CHO Plus is developing to reduce the cost of therapeutic protein manufacture (by increasing mammalian cell productivity).