Dr Jörg Engelbergs, Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany
Rainer Fedra, VelaLabs, Austria
Dr Markus Fido, MFi Bio-Consulting, Austria
Dr Ulrike Herbrand, Charles River Laboratories, Germany
Dr Michael Leiss, Roche, Germany
The Live Online Training includes a general discussion of GMP, GLP and GCLP principles and how they apply to potency assays, limits tests, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and immunogenicity. Furthermore you will learn the principles of phase specific validation as they relate to potency Bioassays and limits tests. We will outline the industry guidelines on PK assays with an emphasis on the accuracy and precision expectations for biopharmaceuticals, including Incurred Sample Reanalysis. The immunogenicity section helps the participants understand important regulatory expectations by a systematic evaluation of critical portions of the EMA guidance. In addition you become acquainted with the specific challenges of transferring Bioassays between laboratories and you get a checklist to identify and overcome the hurdles in the process. Workshops on writing validation protocols provide hands-on experience to cover these pivotal documents. You will also hear case studies that add relevance to the lecture materials and provide a launch point for class discussion.
The number of biopharmaceutical products is increasing in the clinic and in the market. Their excellent targeting ability is the result of a high complexity that cannot be measured by analytical tests alone. Therefore, the development process of all biopharmaceutical products requires non-analytical tests to fully evaluate their functionality and safety. Biopharmaceutical development is a multi-disciplinary effort that involves many professionals with diverse backgrounds. This course will help team members without the appropriate technical background by clarifying the timelines, requirements and significance of Bioassays based testing. The types of methods that will be addressed are cell-based assays, immunoassays and molecular assays.
- Manufacturing process professionals
- QA/QC staff and regulatory personnel
- Clinical staff, pharmacologists and toxicologists
- Project managers & outsourcing personnel
- Analytical chemists and biochemists
To participate in an on demand training course or webinar, you do not need any software. The recordings are made available via a streaming server. In general, the recording is provided in MP4 format, which any PC (Microsoft Windows, Apple IOS) or tablet can easily display.
Timing and Duration:
When you register for the on demand Training course or webinar you can decide at what date you want to follow the training course online. For a 1-day training course you will have 2 days in which the stream is available (for 2-day training course 3 days and for a 3-day training course 4 days). Within in this timeframe you can start & stop the stream according to your needs.
In time before the scheduled date (your desired date) you will receive an e-mail from us with a link for direct participation as well as your log-in data.
Training Course Documentation and Certificate:
The presentations will be made available as PDF files via download shortly before the online training course. After the event, you will automatically receive your certificate of participation.
Introduction to Bioassays and Bioanalytical Methods
- What is a potency assay?
- Product analytics versus Bioanalytics (preclinical & clinical approach)
- Why do we need bioassays?
- Characterisation of Biopharmaceuticals & Biosimilars
Regulatory Expectations and Requirements on Bioassays and Bioanalytical Methods
- Introduction and general aspects
- Bioassays and methods – expected data
- Guidance documents
GMP & G(C)(L)P Guidelines (EMA & FDA)
- Overview and Interpretation
Development of Bioactivity / Potency Assays – selecting Methods and Types of Assays
- Assay Types
- Preparing the Cell Bank
- Optimization Parameters
- Replacement methods for primary assays
Development of Immunoassays for GCLP Bioanalytics
- Standards and controls
- Eliminating edge and hook effects
- Setting system suitability criteria
Strategies and Techniques to Improve Assays
- Improve accuracy and repeatability
- Avoid common technical errors
Statistical Analyses & Trending
Development of clinical Assays (PK/PD/ADA)
GMP Validation of Bioactivity (Potency) Assays
- Guidelines and Requirements
- Validation Parameters
- Setting Realistic Sample Specs for Validation
- Phase Specific Validation
- Validation Report
Case Studies on Special Bioassays for Biopharmaceuticals and Biosimilars
- How to transfer a method?
- Transfer tools during product development
- Donor and Acceptor
- Investigation, calculation and comparison of method Parameters
Recording from 26/27 October 2021
Duration of Recording: approx. 11h 32 min