Transforming Canada’s biomanufacturing market.

Join bioprocessing experts for an educational symposium.

We’re excited to bring together top industry experts — in person — to discuss the future of biopharmaceutical processing and biomanufacturing in Canada. Check out the details below, but keep in mind that additional speakers are still being finalized, so there’s even more exciting content to look forward to.


  • An opportunity to learn and connect.

    Learn from industry experts and network with your peers at our upcoming Biopharmaceutical Symposium hosted by 3M Canada in collaboration with the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) and Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO). Join us in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District for educational exploration and opportunity to make new connections.

    November 9, 2022
    MaRS Centre - Auditorium
    101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada

    Special Guests:
    Penny Wise, VP and Managing Director, 3M Canada
    Robert Befidi, Jr., President, 3M Separation and Purification Sciences Division
    Maura Campbell, President & CEO, Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization
    Jason Field, President & CEO, Life Science Ontario
    Michael May, President & CEO, CCRM

    Topics and Speakers:
    Biomanufacturing in an Academic Setting
    John Bell, Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

    Enabling Process Compression Through Chromatographic Clarification for High Titer Cell Culture Reactors
    David Chau, Bioprocess Application Specialist, 3M
    Karthik Krishnan, Technical Specialist Single Use Technology, ThermoFisher Scientific  

    High-resolution Biological Separations Using Membrane Chromatography
    Raja Ghosh, Professor, McMaster University

    From COVID-19 To Pandemic Preparedness
    J. Mark Lievonen, Co-Chair, Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

    Topic to be announced.
    Leslie Madden, Head of Regulatory Science & QA, Canada, Moderna  

    Challenges in Launching a Novel Autologous Cell Therapy
    Chantal Martin, Senior Director, Technical Operations, Turnstone Biologics  

    The Importance of Production Efficiency in Upstream Processes in Biomanufacturing
    Ella Korets-Smith, Chief Business Officer, virica biotech inc.

    Clarification of Mammalian Cell Culture Feed Streams Using Depth and Chromatographic Filters: A Case Study
    Ramtin Rahbar, Head of Upstream Processing, Resilience Biotechnologies Inc.

    Launching Commercial CGT-Focused Biomanufacturing in Canada
    Mitchel Sivilotti, CEO, OmniaBio Inc.

    Speakers and topics are still being developed, subject to change.
    9:00 am - Registration and Coffee
    9:30 am - Welcome
    10:00 am - Speaker Presentations
    12:00 pm - Complimentary Lunch
    12:15 pm - Panel Discussion: Challenges and opportunities facing biomanufacturing in Ontario
    1:00 pm - Speaker Presentations
    4:30 pm - Closing Remarks

Thank you for your interest, unfortunately we have reached capacity and registration is now closed.


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