Training Seminars

MONDAY, APRIL 8 - TUESDAY, APRIL 9
DAY 1: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM | DAY 2: 8:30 AM - 5:25 PM (Federal Complex)

TS11A: INTRO TO BISPECIFICS: HISTORY, ENGINEERING, AND APPLICATION

DAY 1: MONDAY

8:30 am - 12:30 pm Seminar Sessions

2:20 - 3:20 pm Problem Solving Roundtables

4:00 - 5:40 pm Plenary Session

5:40 - 7:15 pm Welcome Reception

DAY 2: TUESDAY

8:30 am - 5:25 pm Seminar Sessions

12:30 - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided


Exhibit Hall Refreshment Breaks also provided.

Instructor:

G. Jonah Rainey, PhD, Vice President, Antibody Therapeutics, Gritstone Oncology, Inc.

Description:

Intro to Bispecifics will be organized as an informative and practical guide to get up to speed on critical aspects of bispecific antibody therapeutics. Topics will include historical successes, failures, and lessons learned. Specific practical instruction will span mechanisms of action, engineering, developability, regulatory considerations, and translational guidelines. Perspectives on ideal implementation of bispecifics as targeted and immunomodulatory approaches will be discussed.

Topics to be Covered:

  • A brief history of bispecific antibodies: 57 years of progress with critical advances and key pioneers
  • Bispecific applications and powerful mechanisms of action
  • Engineering bispecific antibodies: 80 formats and counting
  • Bispecific-specific considerations in preclinical development and regulatory landscape
  • Developability, manufacturing, and analytical considerations
  • Clinical experience, translation, and regulatory approval
  • Current trends and future opportunities in regulating immune checkpoints, cell-based therapies, and personalized approaches

Meet the Instructor:

Rainey_JonahDr. Jonah Rainey is currently the Vice President for the Antibody Therapeutics department at Gritstone Oncology. Previously, he was the CEO of Oriole, a consulting and research organization focused on discovery through early development of biologic in San Diego. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Tufts University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin and the Salk Institute. He has been actively engaged in discovery, research, and development of bispecific antibodies in a biotech setting for 12 years. He is an inventor on several patents and applications describing novel bispecific platforms as well as current clinical candidates that exploit these platforms. Dr. Rainey led or had major contributions to research and early development of at least three current clinical candidates in phase 1 and 2, and led many additional advanced preclinical programs in oncology, infectious disease, autoimmunity, and other therapeutic areas. Industry experience spans small biotech (MacroGenics, MabVax) and large pharma settings (MedImmune/Astrazeneca).

What is a Training Seminar?

Each Training Seminar offers 1.5 Days of instruction with start and stop times for each day shown above and on the Event-at-a-Glance published in the onsite Program & Event Guide. Training Seminars will include morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, as applicable, and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees on the full day of the class.

Each person registered specifically for the training seminar will be provided with a hard copy handbook for the seminar in which they are registered. A limited number of additional handbooks will be available for other delegates who wish to attend the seminar, but after these have been distributed no additional books will be available.

Though CHI encourages track and symposia hopping between conference programs, we ask that Training Seminars not be disturbed once they have begun. In the interest of maintaining the highest quality learning environment for Training Seminar attendees, and because Seminars are conducted differently than conference programming, we ask that attendees commit to attending the entire program, and NOT engaging in track hopping, as to not disturb the hands-on style instruction being offered to the other participants.


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