Friday, 8 September 2017


Session 3: Online biomass measurement (Room GA 203)

08.30 – 09.00                      Registration

09.00 – 09.30                      Recent developments in using online

                                               bio-capacitance probes to monitor and

                                               control bio-pharmaceutical processes

                                            John Carvell, Aber Instruments Ltd., Aberystwyth (UK)

09.30 – 10.00                      Specific biomass growth rate estimation and

                                               control using on-line bioprocess monitoring

                                            Michal Dabros, Institute of Chemical Technologies

                                            Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture, HES-SO,

                                            Fribourg (CH)

10.00 – 10.30                      A new multisensory platform for bioprocess

                                               development of microbial cultures in shake


                                            Gernot Thomas John, PreSens Precision Sensing

                                            GmbH, Regensburg (DE)

10.30 – 11.00                     Coffee, exhibition and posters (Building GA)





Parallel Session 4A: Process control in industrial settings

(Room GA 203)

11.00 – 11.30                      Computation-driven scale-down of industrial


                                            Henk Noorman, DSM Biotechnology Center, Delft (NL)

11.30 – 12.00                      Continuous suspension cell culture monitoring

                                               in bioreactor using quantitative phase imaging

                                            Jérémie Barbau, OVIZIO Imaging Systems,

                                            Brussels (BE)

12.00 – 12.30                      Using single use automation and material

                                               science to create a platform for bulk shipping

                                            Guy Matthews, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd,

                                            Birtley (UK)

12.30 – 14.00                     Lunch (Building GC)

                                            Exhibition and posters (Building GA)



Parallel session 4B: Online analytics (Room GB 217)

11.00 – 11.30                      Novel solutions for the monitoring of small

                                               volume samples: electrochemical sensors on

                                               an automated platform

                                            David Schmid, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de

                                            Microtechnique SA (CSEM), Landquart (CH)

11.30 – 12.00                      A supervisory control for a continuous integrated

                                               bioprocess based on Raman technology

                                            Fabian Feidl, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering,

                                            ETH Zürich (CH)

12.00 – 12.05                      Presentation of the Dr. Max Lüthi Award

                                            David Spichiger, Swiss Chemical Society, Bern (CH)

12.05 – 12.30                      Development of bioinks for the fabrication

                                               of three-dimensional tissue models using

                                               3D bioprinting

                                            Sonia de Andrade, Institute of Chemistry and

                                            Biotechnology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences,

                                            Wädenswil (CH)

12.30 – 14.00                     Lunch (Building GC)

                                            Exhibition and posters (Building GA)



Session 5: Online spectroscopy (Room GA 203)

14.00 – 14.30                      In situ monitoring of multiple cell parameter

                                               using fluorescence spectroscopy

                                            Bernd Hitzmann, Process Analytics and Cereal Science,

                                           University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart (DE)

14.30 – 15.00                      Improving protein product quality through

                                               real-time bioprocess control based on Raman


                                            Alexander Pitters, Kaiser Optical Systems, SARL,

                                            Ecully (FR)

15.00 – 15.30                      Sensing in highly concentrated biotechnical

                                               processes by photon density wave spectroscopy

                                            Roland Hass, PDW Analytics GmbH / University of

                                            Potsdam, innoFSPEC, Potsdam/Golm (DE)

15.30 – 16.00                      Poster awards and closing remarks

                                            Caspar Demuth, Zurich University of Applied Sciences,

                                            Wädenswil (CH)

16.00                                  Farewell aperitif

17.30                                  Biotechnologie-Stammtisch im Wädibräu





Online registration for the conference will be open until 29 August 2017.