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Updated list of chairs and speakers for The 21st Planova™ Workshop

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers for the 21st Planova™ Workshop in San Francisco.

■ Confirmed Chairs

Ashley Hesslein, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Isolation & Purification, Biological Development
Bayer U.S.

Rachel Specht, Ph.D.
Technical Development Senior Scientist
Process Virology, Pharma Technical Development

■ Confirmed Speakers

Johannes Blümel, Ph.D.
Head of Virus Safety Section
Department of Virology

Bastian Budde, Ph.D.
Senior Expert Process Development
Downstream, Process Development
Bayer AG

Nicholas Dion
Senior Manager
Process Development

Matt Luo, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Biologics and Bioprocess Development
Wuxi Biologics (Shanghai)

Haikuan Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Biologics Downstream Process Development
Wuxi Biologics (Shanghai)

Doug MacDonald
Senior Scientist
BioProcess Development
Seattle Genetics

Yumiko Masuda
Biologics Technology Research Laboratories, Biologics Division
Daiichi Sankyo

Takayuki Nishizaka, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Gakushuin University

Horst Ruppach, Ph.D.
Director Viral Clearance and Virology
Biologics Testing Solutions
Charles River Laboratories

Ashlee Smith
Associate Scientist
API Large, Discovery Product Development
Janssen Research & Development

Ben Tillotson, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Drug Substance Technologies

Samuel Vollert
Process Development Scientist I
Downstream Process Development
Patheon, part of ThermoFisher Scientific

Ryan Zolyomi
Senior Development Associate
Isolation & Purification, Biological Development
Bayer U.S.

Tomoko Hongo-Hirasaki, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Group Manager of Evaluation and Analysis
Asahi Kasei Medical

Daniel Strauss, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Science and Technology
Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America

We hope that you will join us in San Francisco, one of the centers of biotechnology. We would be honored to host you in San Francisco for presentations on the latest applications and strategies for using Planova filters.

Additional information will be released in forthcoming announcements and on The 21st Planova™ Workshop Page.