JAIMA SYMPOSIUM and ETC-JAIMA Luncheon Seminar to be held at Pittcon 2019: Introducing the Latest Analytical Solutions for Biopharma and Biotherapeutics


The Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers’ Association (JAIMA, 1-12-3 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054, President: Gon-emon Kurihara, Representative Director and President of JEOL Ltd.) will hold a JAIMA SYMPOSIUM at “Pittcon 2019”, the world’s leading annual conference and exhibition related to laboratories and laboratory equipment (March 17 through March 21, 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).

The theme of this symposium will be “Analytical Solutions for Biopharma and Biotherapeutics”, in which we will introduce the latest analytical solutions for drug development in biopharmaceuticals and biotherapeutic agents. This will be JAIMA’s third time hosting this symposium, continuing with the same theme that was well-received at both Pittcon 2017 and 2018.

In addition, this year we will be collaborating with ETC (Enabling Technologies Consortium) to hold the first ever ETC-JAIMA Luncheon Seminar. At this Luncheon Seminar, ETC and JAIMA will give respective presentations about the upcoming collaborations between our two organizations.

Through this symposium and seminar, JAIMA will disseminate information about the latest analytical solutions related to biopharmaceuticals and biotherapeutic agents both in Japan and overseas to CROs, CMOs and pharmaceutical manufacturers who will participate in Pittcon 2019 from countries around the world, as well as showcasing a JAIMA booth at the exhibition. Going forward, we aim to target revitalization of the domestic Japanese analytical industry through further overseas business development.

About Pittcon 2019

Pittcon (The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy):
The world’s leading annual conference and exhibition related to laboratories and laboratory equipment, with over 18,000 participants representing companies, educational institutions, government institutions and other organizations, from more than 90 countries around the world. Date: March 17 through March 21, 2019 (exhibition held over three days of March 19, 20 and 21)

  • Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Website:
Overview of JAIMA SYMPOSIUM to be held at Pittcon 2019
1. Event NamePITTCON 2019 JAIMA SYMPOSIUM: Analytical Solutions for Biopharma & Biotherapeutics
2. Date and time
March 19, 2019 (Tue.)
Morning Session: 8:30~11:45
Afternoon Session: 13:30~16:45
3. Venue Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
4.Lecture Program Analytical Solutions for Biopharma & Biotherapeutics (I):
  • Rational Design of Stable Lyophilized Protein Formulations:
    Mechanistic Insights and Key Analytical Methods
    John Carpenter (Univ. of Colorado)
  • Synergy Between Development of Novel Processing Technology and PAT: Opportunities and Challenges / Satoshi Ohtake (Pfizer Inc.)
  • Application of Thermal Analysis in Formulation Design and Process Optimization of Freeze-Dried Pharmaceutical Products / Ken-ichi Izutsu (National Institute of Health Science)
  • Enhanced Protein Structural Characterization Using Microfluidic Modulation Spectroscopy (MMS) / Jeff Zonderman (RedshiftBio)
  • Different Modes of Analytical Chromatography Techniques for the Characterization of Biomolecules / Atis Chakrabarti (Tosoh Bioscience LLC)
  • Bioprocess Prepared Medium Trending with Excitation-Emission Fluorescence (EEM John Bobiak1), Alvin Togonon2), Adam Gilmore2)
    (1) Bristol-Myers Squibb, 2)HORIBA Instruments Inc.)
  • Structural Analysis of the Multimers of Bovine Serum Albumin by Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry / Rebecca S Glaskin, Dawn M Stickle (Agilent Technologies)
  • High-Throughput LC-MS Analysis for Cell Culture Metabolites / Ping Hu (Janssen R&D, LLC)
  • Fully Validated Bioanalysis of Monoclonal Antibodies Using Fab-Selective Proteolysis nSMOL Coupled with LC-MS/MS / Takashi Shimada, Noriko Iwamoto (Shimadzu Scientific Instruments)
  • Cryo-EM and Pharma / Jacob Brink (JEOL USA Inc.)
Overview of ETC-JAIMA Luncheon Seminar to be held at Pittcon 2019
1. Event Name ETC-JAIMA Luncheon Seminar
2. Date and time March 19, 2019 (Tue.) 12:00~13:10
3. Venue Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriot Downtown, Philadelphia, PA
4. Presentations ETC Session

Innovation through Collaboration: Enabling Technologies Consortium
/ Dr. Jean Tom (ETC Chairperson / Bristol-Myers Squibb)

JAIMA Session

Collaboration leading to Innovation: JAIMA Life Science Marketing Team
/ Mr. Hiroyuki Kanda (Leader, Life Science Working Group, JAIMA / Rigaku Corporation)


JAIMA Secretariat: Kyoichi Komori
Tel.: +81-3-3292-0642