Sustainable endotoxin testing

April 10, 2019

An inspiring panel of speakers has been lined up for Lonza’s 5th Global Endotoxin Testing Summit, June 3-5, 2019. This annual event provides a forum for sharing the latest updates among those who play a critical role in shaping how we perform endotoxin testing in QC laboratories on a daily basis.

This year’s theme, “Where Science Meets Inspiration,” represents the gathering of experts across the endotoxin community, from pharmaceutical scientists to regulators, drug manufacturers and conservationists, all keen to share and learn about the latest research and current and future trends for more accurate, reliable, and sustainable endotoxin testing.

Key topics will include the adoption of recombinant Factor C (rFC), low endotoxin recovery and the newly published PDA Technical Report, past and present trends in pyrogen testing, automation initiatives, and data integrity. This year a special session will be dedicated to horseshoe crab conservation.

The Summit also includes an opportunity to make a direct impact on the welfare and conservation of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay through participation in ERDG’s Just flip 'em! program. Every year hundreds of thousands of Atlantic horseshoe crabs die after being stranded upside down during the annual spawning ritual. Delegates are invited to visit the beach to help flip these stranded creatures, offering safe passage back to the sea.

Allen Burgenson, Global Subject Matter Expert – Testing Solutions, Lonza, said, “Endotoxin testing plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of all parenteral pharmaceuticals. The field continues to drive progress in terms of the quality and efficiency of testing, in addition to addressing the reliance on horseshoe crabs. The Global Endotoxin Testing Summit helps communicate these developments, as well as enable the endotoxin community to build new partnerships, strengthen existing ones and set the agenda for the future direction of the field.”

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