Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 4th Annual

Host Cell Proteins

Detection, Analysis and Control

August 12-13, 2019


Controlling process-related impurities such as host cell proteins (HCPs) is a critical part of bioprocessing. Analytical methods are available but coverage and specificity is limited. Moreover, the emergence of new techniques, such as mass spectrometry, has further compounded these limitations with regulators now pressing companies for more HCP data.

CHI’s Host Cell Proteins conference brings together industry leaders to discuss critical HCP topics such as: risk assessment and control strategies, HCP characterization, assay coverage, critical reagents and platforming, plus questions relating to biosimilars, in-process testing and the latest data supporting the link between HCPs and immunogenicity.  

Coverage will include, but is not limited to:

  • Regulatory considerations for HCPs – advice from Regulatory Authorities
  • Risk assessment strategies across companies
  • Impact of process development on HCPs
  • Control strategies
  • Process development strategies to control HCPs
  • In-process testing
  • Integrating HCP testing into a platform
  • HCP characterization
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Industry application
  • Improving label-free quantification
  • Assay development
  • Assay coverage
  • Critical reagents
  • When to change assays
  • Criteria for bridging
  • HCPs, biosimilars and comparability testing

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for priority consideration is February 11, 2019.

All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.


For more details on the conference, please contact:
Daniel Barry
Senior Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-247-6266
Email: dbarry@healthtech.com

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K
Sherry Johnson
Senior Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-1359
Email: sjohnson@healthtech.com

Companies L-Z
Carolyn Benton
Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5412
Email: cbenton@healthtech.com