Webinars

Presented by industry experts, BPSA’s Webinar Series is developed to address technical and business topics of interest to our membership, and is designed to “Bring the Summit to You” via regular 45-minute webinars.

Use the webinar archive below to access materials from previous sessions. If you would like to sponsor a webinar, please contact us.

2022 Webinar Series

Plastic Packaging and Bio-Process Systems Consolidation: Using M&A to Survive and Thrive

Originally Presented on March 16, 2022

In this webinar, learn valuable strategies designed to help company owners understand how to navigate and succeed in today’s mergers and acquisitions environment.

Attendees will learn:

  • Globalization Consolidation Trends
  • Special Issues in Bio-Process and Pharma
  • How to Best Sell Your Business

Speaker: Thomas Blaige, CEO & Chairman, Blaige & Company

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Financing Global Health Resilience

Originally Presented on March 17, 2022

ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) can help you establish a transition plan for your business and provide for an ownership culture within your company, along with other benefits. Learn from a company which has been an ESOP for 15+ years:

  • How ESOPs work
  • ESOP’s structure
  • ESOP benefits including a 100% federal tax-free status

Speaker: Ken Baker, CEO, NewAge Industries/AdvantaPure

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2021 Webinar Series

2021 BPSA Annual Membership Meeting

Originally Presented on October 5, 2021

BPSA’s 2021 Annual Membership Meeting was held virtually and provided attendees with an overview of technical achievements, financials, and general updates for the association. Guest speaker and BARDA director, Gary Disbrow, presented an update on BARDA’s Vaccine Capacity Expansion Efforts.

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*Important note: The above slides are a curated selection of the annual meeting presentation. Members can reach out to Leslie Pizarro for the full slide deck and a link to the recording of the meeting.

Financing Global Health Resilience

Originally Presented on July 16, 2021

As countries in the developing world face the immense challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing both communicable and the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) creates new strains on emerging market health systems. DFC has financing tools that the private sector can use to mitigate the risk of investing in emerging market health systems. During the webinar, experts from DFC will discuss:

  • DFC priorities in the health sector
  • DFC tools available and potential ways to partner with BPSA members
  • Eligibility requirements and how to get started with DFC

Speaker: Nafisa Jiwani (U.S. International Development Finance Corporation)

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Sustainable Recyclable Flexible Systems: Improving the Environmental Footprint

Originally Presented on July 15, 2021

Single-use Technologies (SUT) in cell-based and vaccine manufacturing is growing as it provides increases in manufacturing economy, speed safety, and flexibility. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has demonstrated that SUT usually produce less environmental burden than does the conventional, durable manufacturing.

This presentation explores how SUT supports the UN Sustainability Development Goals, how plastic circularity could be applied to our own industry and steps taken by BPSA to ensure that solution sets are made available to our members.

Speakers: William Whitford (DPS Group); Sade Mokuolu (Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group)

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Global COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain Landscape

Originally Presented on June 16, 2021

10 to 14 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine are needed to inoculate the world and ensure global immunity. It is imperative that we continue to mobilize global resources to meet this goal.This presentation explores supply chain inputs, including manufacturing, through procurement, export, delivery and use of materials for COVID-19 vaccine manufacture.

Speaker: Matthew Downham (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI))

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Discussion of the BPSA White Paper on X-Ray Sterilization of Single-Use BioProcess Equipment, Part 1

Originally Presented on May 17, 2021
This presentation explores:

  • Why patients, biomanufacturers and suppliers win by qualifying X-ray in addition to gamma.
  • The technical and regulatory considerations for X-ray qualification
  • The rationale behind the BPSA industry consensus risk assessment and testing approach

Speakers: Samuel Dorey (Sartorius Stedim Biotech); James Hathcock (Pall Corporation); Charlotte Masy (GSK Vaccines)
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Additional Resources:
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Transit Testing Guidance for Single-Use Components & Assemblies

Originally Presented on April 14, 2021
This presentation explores:

  • Why a risk-based approach to transit testing qualification should be applied for materials transported among manufacturing facilities of biotech production.
  • Why suppliers and end-users should collaborate to ensure packaging properly protects materials in transit.
  • How standardized laboratory simulations from ASTM, ISTA, and ISO, along with field testing, are reviewed and contrasted, with consideration of single-use products.

Speakers: Rich Salzstein (Smithers); Elisabeth Vachette (Sartorius Stadium Biotech); James Raw (Smithers)
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Additional Resources:
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Sustainability Throughout the Value Chain: Insights from the Food Industry

Originally Presented on March 24, 2021
This presentation explores the challenges associated with recycling infrastructure, as well as:

  • The Impact of Resources Waste on the Environment
  • Case Studies on Transition from Metal to Plastic
  • The Challenges Within the Recycling Infrastructure for Multilayer Flexibles

Speaker: Tiffani Burt, PhD (Sealed Air Corporation)
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Economic Recovery and Plastics Industry Prospects

Originally Presented on March 11, 2021
The 2020 pandemic disrupted a thriving U.S. economy and a growing plastics industry. While economic recovery is expected to continue this year and the next, residual effects of the pandemic will influence business activities and consumer behavior. This presentation reviews questions such as:

  • Is the plastics industry poised for growth in 2021?
  • What can the plastics industry and its end-markets expect this year as adjustments from the pandemic disruptions continue?

Speaker: Perc Pineda, PhD (Plastics Industry Association)
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2020 Webinar Series

Guide to Single-Use Training, Part 3: Current Trends and the Top Ten Things to Consider to Manufacture and Use Single-Use Technologies

Originally Presented on November 19, 2020
This presentation reviews the current trends in single-use technologies, the road to standardization, advantages of SUT, and more.

Speakers: James Dean Vogel (The BioProcess Institute)
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*Important note: BPSA is not able to share the full powerpoint that was presented during the live webinar. If you are interested in learning more about the training series, please reach out to The BioProcess Institute.

Guide to Single-Use Training, Part 2: Single-Use Technologies’ Implementation and Regulatory Perspectives

Originally Presented on November 12, 2020
This presentation provides an overview of single-use technologies, their Implementation Strategies, and regulatory perspectives.

Speakers: James Dean Vogel (The BioProcess Institute)
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*Important note: BPSA is not able to share the full powerpoint that was presented during the live webinar. If you are interested in learning more about the training series, please reach out to The BioProcess Institute.

Guide to Single-Use Training Series, Part 1: BioPharmaceutical Manufacturing and Single-Use Technologies

Originally Presented on November 5, 2020
This presentation provides an overview of the bio-pharmaceutical industry, how & why single-use technology is deployed in support of the industry, and how single-use is specifically utilized to enable safe and effective vaccine and biologic therapies.

Speakers: James Dean Vogel (The BioProcess Institute)
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*Important note: BPSA is not able to share the full powerpoint that was presented during the live webinar. If you are interested in learning more about the training series, please reach out to The BioProcess Institute.

Building an Integrity Assurance Approach in Single-Use Processing through the SUS Whole Life Cycle

Originally Presented on October 21, 2020
This presentation provides an overview of why integrity of single-use systems matters, the current regulatory landscape, best practices developed by suppliers and end-users, and a case study review of a successful end-user implementation of an integrity test method.

Speakers: Marc Hogreve (Sartorius Stedim Biotech); Charlotte Masy (GSK Vaccines); Hélène Pora (Pall Corporation)
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BPSA Annual Membership Meeting

Originally Presented on October 6, 2020

BPSA’s 2020 Annual Membership Meeting was held virtually and provided attendees with an overview of technical achievements, financials, and general updates for the association. Guest speaker and BARDA consultant, Tom Warf, presented an update on Operation Warp Speed.

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*Important note: The above slides are a curated selection of the annual meeting presentation. Members can reach out to Leslie Pizarro for the full slide deck and a link to the recording of the meeting.

Overview of BPSA’s Technical Guide, Extractables/Leachables Considerations for Cell & Gene Therapy Drug Product Development

Originally Presented on September 23, 2020

This presentation provides an overview of Extractables and Leachables and their role in cell and gene therapy,
the regulatory environment surrounding these issues, and strategies to stay ahead of this complex set of risks.

Speakers: Armin Hauk (Sartorius Stedim Biotech); Brendan Lucey (Gemini BioProducts); Joseph St. Laurent (Chemic Laboratories)
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Additional Resources:

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X-Ray Sterilization Requirements for Single-Use Bioprocess Equipment. It’s Coming Sooner Than You Think!

Originally Presented on September 2, 2020

To help better understand and assess the technical risks associated with x-ray irradiation of single-use technologies, well-established industry experts share their technical understanding of the impact of x-ray on plastics as compared to gamma-irradiation, as well as their extensive experience working with regulators and the medical device industry to implement x-ray.

Speakers: Thomas Kroc (Fermilab); John Logar (Johnson & Johnson)
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Additional Resources:

Download AAMI publication: Industrial Sterilization: Process Optimization and Modality Changes

Single-Use Bioprocessing Growth and Adaptations: Lessons from Space

Originally Presented on July 17, 2020
Scott Patterson, Vice President, Pharma/BioPharma, Technical Support of ILC Dover demonstrates how the same lessons learned when designing the spacesuit for first walk on the moon can be applied to the new challenges facing the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry in times of critical need, such as the current race for vaccine production to curb the COVID-19 pandemic spread.
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Trends in Bioprocessing that Affect Single-Use Technologies and Adoption

Originally Presented on July 16, 2020
Eric Langer, Co-founder and Managing Partner of BioPlan Associates, presents a summary of the impact of COVID-19 on single-use trends and the acceleration of adoption of key SUT technologies, and other critical trends affecting regionalization/globalization associated with bioprocessing, precipitated by the current COVID-19 crisis.
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Additional Resources from BioPlan Associates:

Download Top 15 Biomanufacturing Trends White Paper, 2020 (Complimentary)

Purchase Full 2020 Study

Download COVID-19 White Paper (Complimentary)

Plastics Recycling in the ’20s: Back to Atoms

Originally Presented on June 25, 2020
This presentation reviews the history of plastics recycling and the technology that supported it, the enormity of the waste question today, and the necessity for more robust and universal processes for dealing with waste materials.

Speaker: Dr. William Carroll, Carroll Applied Science, LLC
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Additional Resources:
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BPSA’s New 2020 Particulates Publication: Guidance for Single-Use Equipment Providers and Users

Originally Presented on May 27, 2020
In this webinar, authors of the recently released BPSA Particulates Guide will speak about why the challenge of particulate control is becoming even more important as single-use systems find increased market adoption.
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