ICT Mumbai set to host 5 day workshop on biosimilars characterization

Supported by the BIRAC, the workshop focused on learning of techniques for characterization of biosimilars/biologics will be held from December 11th to 15th at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

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Mumbai: The Institute of Chemical Technology is organizing a 5-day workshop focused on the practical hands-on training on the characterization of biosimilars at its campus in Mumbai. The workshop is supported by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

The organizers point out that the inspiration for this workshop is the National Biopharma Mission recently launched by the Skill India program of Government of India.

The team of scientific experts that would be attending the workshop come from leading industries and academic like Biocon, Syngene, USV, Lupin, IPCA, Agilent, Malvern and IISc, IMTECH and BARC. The trainees would be from organizations  such as Syngene, Stelis Biopharma, Sun Pharma, SPARC, Richcore Life Sciences, HiMedia, Advy Chemicals, BIT Mesra, DY Patil are joining us for the training.

The learning of techniques for characterization of biosimilars/biologics is the central theme of the workshop. This intensive course is primarily designed for industry personnel and Academicians (young research students/faculty/scientists) wishing to pursue research in the areas of Biopharmaceuticals and Biologics/Biosimilars. Biologics/biosimilars have a huge demand in the areas of medical sciences and research to explore and validate the functional role of these complex molecules in multiple disease types.

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The workshop on biosimilar characterization will be held from December 11th to 15th at the Institute of Chemical Technology.

The present workshop will be a practical experience in understanding the proteins/biologics using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and Analytical Ultracentrifuge (AUC) characterization techniques. The sample preparation and training on setting up of experiments will be focussed since these basic practices are crucial for achieving appropriate results from these instruments, which give insight into biologics/biosimilars development.

Along with the training, background lectures on the topic as well as theoretical aspects of the experiments, practical manuals and handouts relevant to the course would be provided to the participants. The field of biotechnology has contributed immensely to the production of antibiotics, vaccines, antibodies and diagnostics. There is the need to boost up the State-of-the-Art centre for exploiting biologics/biosimilars usage in a wide array of human diseases ranging from cancer, immunological disorders and genetic disorders.

Institute of Chemcial Technology is equipped with research infrastructure and expertise to conduct this workshop and to help the participants to get skilled. The workshop will help to explore the biologics research and development by skilled academic and industrial researchers.