Applied Pharmaceutical Analysis 2023

 In-Person Event

September 26-28, 2023

Merck Research Laboratories, Boston, MA


Regulated Bioanalysis Workshop - Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Discovery Bioanalysis and New Technologies Workshop - Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Mechanistic ADME Workshop - Thursday, September 28, 2023 


Agenda in Progress - Check Back for Updates


APA 2023 Program

Melanie Anderson APA2023 


Melanie Anderson, PhD

Principal Scientist @ Merck

Merck's Strategy Around Decentralized Trials, Bioanalytical Sampling & Logistics





Bhagwat Prasad, PhD

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor @ Washington State University

Quantitative Mass Spectrometry-based Multi-omics for Drug Development and Precision Medicine



Karan Agrawal

Karan Agrawal, PhD

Scientist, Bioanalytical Discovery & Development @ Janssen Research & Development

Evaluating a Hybrid LC-MS/MS Approach for the Quantification of siRNA Analytes

Suresh Paddigari


Suresh Paddigari, PhD

Team Lead @ Moderna

RT-qPCR Method Development and Validation for mRNA Analysis

Liang Zhu 

Liang Zhu, PhD

Director, Clinical Biomarker Laboratories @ Moderna

Vaccine Bioanalysis Focused on Immunogenicity

 Arkadeep Sinha

Arkadeep Sinha, PhD

Bioanalytical Scientist @ EMD Serono

Chasing the Matrix Interference in a Bispecific ADA Assay - Divergent Target Interference Based on a Patient Geography

heather cohen apa2023

Heather Cohen, PhD

Senior Director, Translational Sciences @ Bicycle Therapeutics

Peptide conjugates - Title TBA

Steven Louie 


Steven Louie, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist @ Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Preclinical aspects of PROTACS - TBA

Upendra Dahal 

Upendra Dahal, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist @ Amgen

ADME Properties of SOTORASIB, a Covalent Drug for Treatment of KRAS G12C Addicted Tumors

Anette Karle 


Anette Karle, PhD

Senior Principal Scientist Immunogenicity @ Novartis (Switzerland)

MAPPS - title TBA

Edward Price

Edward Price, PhD

Senior Scientist II, DMPK-BA @ AbbVie

Mechanistic absorption models in the bRo5 chemical space - Title TBA

Joleen White 


Joleen White, PhD

Head of Bioassay Development & Operations @ Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Patient Centric Sampling in the Therapeutic Development Programs


Joe Cannon 

Joe Cannon, PhD

Scientific Associate Director @ Bristol Myers Squibb

Investigating Permeability of Heterobifunctional Protein Degraders

Yuting Wang 


Yuting Wang, PhD

Senior Scientist (DMPK-BA) @ AbbVie

Bioanalytical Strategies for Characterization and PK Assessment of Multi-specific Antibodies



Lei Ci, PhD

Associated Scientific Director @ Moderna

Oligonucleotide-based therapeutics - Title TBA

 Saran Ayyadurai


Saravanan Ayyadurai, PhD

Senior Scientist, Global DMPK @ Takeda

NanoString-based High Throughput MicroRNA Biomarker Assay Development

Dhaval Shah APA2023 

Dhaval K. Shah, PhD

Associate Professor @ University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mathematical Models to Characterize the Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion of Protein Therapeutics

 Bill Fitch


 Bill Fitch, PhD

Adjunct Professor, U.C. Santa Cruz, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Complex Metabolism of the Novel Neurosteroid, Ganaxolone, in Humans. A Unique Challenge for MIST Assessment

Akshaya Ramesh

Akshaya Ramesh, PhD

Principal Bioinformatics Scientist @ Genentech

Mass Spectrometry CSF Proteomics & Single-Cell Sequencing to Identify Novel Biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis

Dieter Lang 



Dieter Lang, PhD

R&D Pharmaceuticals, In Vitro ADME & IC @ Bayer AG, Germany

Unusual In Vivo Metabolism of Nifurtimox


APA 2023 Sessions

Regulated Bioanalysis Workshop

Session I: The State of the FDA - Guidance, Approval, and Beyond

Session II: Emerging Modalities & New Technologies

Session III: Immunogenicity Applications for Various Drug Modalities


Discovery Bioanalysis and New Technologies Workshop

Session I: Biomarkers & Multi-Omics Data Integrations for Biomarker Discovery

Session II: Precision Medicine Applications

Session III: DMPK/Bioanalysis of PROTAC's


Mechanistic ADME Workshop

Session I: ADME of Select Modalities

Session II: Why is My Human ADMET Profile Not as Expected?

Session III: New Technology in ADME

Session IV: Unusual Biotransformation Pathways


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