Downstream Technology Forum

Based upon a series of successful meetings since 2004, the Downstream Forum provides the latest technical and scientifical approaches in downstream processing to accelerate development and optimize production of vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. The downstream processing has seen many challenges over the past few years; from handling high product titres into the so called "purification bottle neck" to running single-use platforms. The recent surge in single-use technologies has helped reduce personnel, validation costs and risk to product safety, as well as reducing time to market.

This event is an interactive forum for biotech industry experts to specifically address the current needs and innovations in purification technologies.

10th European Downstream Technology Forum

September 8-10, 2014,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany


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Upstream & Downstream Technology Forum 2014

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Review of 2013

Agenda (536 KB)

For further information please contact:

Elke Giebeler
Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
Goettingen
Phone +49.551.308.2032
Fax +49.551.308.3705

US Downstream & Upstream Technology Forum

Upstream Forum:

October 1, 2014

Downstream Forum:

October 2, 2014

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT
Cambridge, MA

Announcement (780 KB)




Review of 2013

Agenda (411 KB)

For further information please contact:

Kathleen Carullo
Sartorius Stedim North America Inc.
Bohemia, NY
Phone +800.368.7178, ext. 8320

About Past Downstream Technology Forums

Dr. Ingrid Rapp,
CEO, Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen GmbH, Germany

„The well-organized Downstream Forum with excellent presentations touched many topics from new membrane technologies, new ideas and concepts in manufacturing to single-use downstream processes. Presentations covering virus elimination by filtration or virus inactivation were of special interest for me. During the Sartorius Stedim site tour I gained an impressive insight of the filter production. The dinner with all participants at a beautiful lakeside gave great opportunities for networking. Thanks a lot to all the organizers. I can really recommend this Downstream Forum to people interested in biotechnology.”

Katja Ostmann,
Process Engineer, Product Transfer & Process Engineering Downstream Manufacturing, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

„It was my first attendance at the forum and I can really recommend it to other people from the Downstream area. The forum was well-organized with interesting, well-prepared presentations about a variety of DS topics from R&D of diverse companies and institutes. It helps to stay up to date referring to new technologies and gives a direction for manufacturing representatives as myself where the development will run and whereon the manufacturing area need to be prepared potentially. As well I appreciated the Sartorius Stedim site tour a lot, the exhibition of the latest Sartorius Stedim portfolio and the dinner with all participants, which gave a great opportunity for networking. Thanks again to the
                                   DS Forum Organization Team!”

Amitava Kundu, PhD,
Associate Director PD, Genmab, USA

“The Downstream Forum was very well organized. The presentations covered a wide range of relevant subjects from cell culture to formulations of protein therapeutics. Speakers with a good grasp of their area of expertise were chosen to deliver quality presentations. The forum also had a nice overview of the available technologies from Sartorius Stedim, especially pertaining to the topic of single use components in bioprocessing. The organizers arranged an excellent dinner reception at a beautiful lakeside resort which allowed further networking opportunities with the attendees of this forum.”

David Delvaille
BPS Project coordinator, MerckSerono Biodevelopment, France

"I am really attached to this forum since I came at least 3 to 4 times.
Adding to very good organisations, high-skilled presentations and nice people, this downstream forum is one of my favourite.
The forum is open-minded: no restriction regarding suppliers/ brands, all ideas are presented and discussed objectively: working all together to improve our knowledge, share expertise and find new solutions."

Lee Allen, PhD,
Senior Group Leader, Purification Development,
Lonza Biologics plc UK

"The downstream forum was a well organised event with an excellent range of speakers presenting case studies of innovative solutions to downstream processes challenges.”

Past Forums

Downstream Technology Forum La Jolla

October 15, 2013,
Hilton La Jolla Torrey
San Diego, California

9th European Downstream Technology Forum & 3rd Upstream Technology Forum Linked Event

September 9-11, 2013,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany

Downstream Technology Forum Cambridge

September 26, 2012,
Boston Marriott Cambridge,
Cambridge, MA

8th European Downstream Technology Forum

September 11-12, 2012,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany

Downstream Technology Forum Rockville

September 29, 2011,
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
Rockville, Maryland

European Downstream Technology Forum

May 24-25, 2011,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany

Downstream Technology Forum La Jolla

October 14, 2010,
Hyatt Regency La Jolla,
San Diego, California

Downstream Technology Forum Boston

October 12, 2010,
Doubletree GuestSuites Boston,
Boston, Massachusettes

European Downstream Technology Forum

September 7–8, 2010,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany

Downstream Technology Forum Berkeley

October 1, 2009, Doubletree Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California

Downstream Technology Forum Forrestal

September 29, 2009,
Marriott Princeton Hotel,
Princeton, New Jersey

European Downstream Technology Forum

June 16-17, 2009,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany

Downstream Technology Forum Bethesda

October 16, 2008,
Marriott Bethesda,
Bethesda, Maryland

Downstream Technology Forum Seattle

October 14, 2008,
Sheraton Seattle Hotel,
Seattle, Washington

European Downstream Technology Forum

June 3-4, 2008,
Sartorius College,
Goettingen, Germany