Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis 2018

Save the Date for the 14th Annual APA Meeting!
October 1-3, 2018

Short Courses September 30th

Sheraton Boston Hotel 
39 Dalton Street 
Boston, MA 02199


APA 2018 Plenary Speakers

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Donna Dambach, VMD, PhD, Senior Director, Head of Toxicology, Safety Assessment, Genentech

Safety Lead Optimization: What We Have Learned from Kinase Inhibitors


Binodh DeSilva, PhD, Head of Analytical Strategy & Operations, Product Development, BMS

The Impact of a Reagent Center of Excellence on Bioanalysis, and a Company’s Strategy around Variabilization

Richard Smith APA2018     

Richard Smith, PhD, Batelle Fellow and Director of Proteome Research, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

New Developments in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Enabling Improved Higher Throughput and More Sensitive Proteomics and Pan-Omics Measurements for Clinical Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine


APA 2018 Confirmed Speakers

Joseph Camardo, Senior Vice President Celgene Global Health and Global Medical Affairs, Celbene

Attention to Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Impact of the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Mission of Celgene Global Health

  Joe Cornicelli

Joseph Cornicelli,  Director, In Vivo Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Integrated Drug Discovery, Charles River Laboratories

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William Gerwick, Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Antiparasitic Drug Discovery from Marine Cyanobacteria

  Jochem Gokemeijer

Jochem Gokemeijer, Associate Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb

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 Vibha Jawa

Vibha, Jawa, Director Biologics and Vaccine Development, Merck

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   Sadik Kassim

Sadik Kassim, CSO, Mustang Bio

CART-ography:  Lessons Learned from the Analytical Characterization of the First Two FDA Approved Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapies

 Jun Qu

Jun Qu, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SUNY-Buffalo, Chief Scientist in Bioanalysis, New York Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

Sensitive and Robust Trapping-Micro-LC-MS for the Quantification of Biomarkers and Antibody Therapeutics

   Jing Tao

Jing-Tao Wu, Vice President DMPK and Investigative Toxicology, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Mechanistic ADME of siRNA-GaINAc Conjugates

 Arindam Dasgupta

Arindam Dasgupta, Deputy Director, Division of New Drug Bioequivalence, OSIS, OTS, CDER, FDA

Common BA/BE Inspection Observations and their Mitigation Strategies


Sylvia Janetzki, Founder and President, ZellNet Consulting

Monitoring the Function of Single Immune Cells - How to Tackle this Daunting Task and Apply Cutting-Edge Developments for Obtaining Meaningful Data

Holly Maw

Holly Maw, Scientist IV, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

N-methylation of BI 187004 by thiol-S-methyltransferase

   Jonathan Bauman APA2018  

Johnathan Bauman, Principal Scientist, Pfizer

Accelerating the Delivery of Small Molecule High Resolution Accurate Mass Structure Elucidation Results Through the Use of Thermo Scientific™ Compound Discoverer Software™

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Ming Yao, Senior Research Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Fast and Comprehensive Detection and Characterization of Cyclic Peptide Metabolites using Software-Aided Data Processing Tools

   Xiaomin Liang APA2018  

Xiaomin Liang, Research Scientist, Drug Metabolism, Gilead

Title TBA

Yuhong Xiang APA2018

Yuhong Xiang, Scientist, Pfizer

Development of a Robust Neutralizing Antibody (NAb) Assay with High Drug and Target Tolerance to Support Clinical Development of an anti-TFPI Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody (mAb)

   Kochansky Christopher pict APA2018  

Christopher Kochansky, Research Scientist, Merck

Automated Metabolite Identification for Design Ideation

Kevin Bateman APA2018

Kevin Bateman, Scientific Associate Vice President, Merck

New Developments in Patient Centric Sampling and Their Application in Clinical Trials

   Keith Sutton Pict APA2018  

Keith Sutton, Senior Research Scientist, Charles River Laboratories, UK

When the Cell is the Drug, Challenges for Bioanalysis


Other confirmed speakers:

Michael F. Skelly, Ph.D., Lead Pharmacologist, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Translational Sciences, Office of Study Integrity and Surveillance, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Christopher Kochansky, Ph.D., Associate Principal Scientist, Merck

Jonathan Bauman, Ph.D., Prinicipal Scientist, Pfizer

Jianwei Shen, Ph.D., Prinicipal Scientist, AbbVie 

Chuck Gu, Ph.D. Prinicipal Scientist, Biotransformation Group Lead, Biogen

Holly Maw,Ph.D., Boehringer Ingelheim

Giovanna Scapin, Ph.D., Prinicipal Scientists, Merck

Guowen Liu, Ph.D., Director of Bioanalyis, Agios

Xiaomin Liang, Ph.D., Research Scientist (DMPK), Gilead Sciences



Proposed Sessions for APA 2018 Workshops 

Regulated Bioanalysis

Regulatory Session / Guidance

Challenges of Immunotherapy in a Regulated Environment

Bioanalytical Support for Novel Therapies

Miscellaneous Topics in Bioanalysis

New Technologies and Applications

Discovery Bioanalysis and New Technologies

Anti-Drug Antibodies (ADA)

Information Technology - Knowledge Management

New Technologies


Mechanistic ADME

Unusual Metabolites


Speciality Molecules: Going Beyond the Rule of 5

Software for Met ID

Combined Mechanistic Adme and Discovery Bioanalysis

Role of DMPK in New Modalities

Exploratory Biomarker Analysis

Beyond ADME and Bioanalysis



Global Health

Rare/Neglected Diseases

Novel Drug Delivery Systems



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