Note:  This meeting was rescheduled from March 14 due to a snowstorm.

NJ-ACS Mass Spec Discussion Group

The NJ Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is pleased to announce our March Monthly Meeting.

NJ MSDG is the second largest mass spectrometry professional association in the nation behind ASMS, with over 1,100 members in the tristate area. [ homepage ]

Date:    Monday March 20, 2017

Venue:   Holiday Inn Somerset-Bridgewater
        195 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873

Sponsor: Waters


Please  register here.  Registration is free.


5:30 PM    Social and Registration  
6:15 PM    Complimentary Dinner
7:00 PM    Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:05 PM    Speakers

Speaker 1:  Guodong Chen

Bioanalytical and Discovery Analytical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Candidate Optimization, Research and Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

“Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Analytical Characterization of Biologics”

Abstract for Dr Chen:

Since the introduction of the first recombinant DNA-derived protein insulin in the 1980s and the launch of Interferons and Interleukins in the 1990s, biologics market has shown a healthy growth. This is largely due to advances in recombinant DNA technology that have provided the means to produce therapeutic proteins. Mass spectrometry is uniquely positioned to cope with additional challenges for the analysis of biologics, due to its analytical sensitivity and specificity. This presentation will present current status and trends in MS characterization of biologics, including primary structural analysis and higher order structure characterization.

Speaker 2:  Min Du

Sr. Biopharmaceutical Business Development Manager, Waters Corporation

“Deploying a Fit for Purpose LCMS Platform in Regulated Development and QC for Multi-Attribute Monitoring”

Abstract for Dr Du:

High resolution analytical technologies are moving out of the realm of characterization and into the regulated environments of late development, manufacturing and QC organizations. Analytical managers are now challenged to not only develop an effective characterization strategy, but participate in the lifecycle planning of those assays as they evolve into attribute monitoring, and validated release assays for a commercial product. Harmonization of platforms across these organizations has remained a challenge to this process, but the development of platforms for both high resolution and routine nominal mass detection that can be deployed across an entire organization have fueled great interest progressing LCMS analysis later in development and into QC organizations. While peptide-centric monitoring of multiple product variants has recently generated great interest and concerns, there is already a progression of developing and validating intact/subunit mass profiling QC release assays. In this seminar, we will discuss the benefits of applying the HRMS QTof platform under UNIFI for comprehensive primary structural characterization in support discovery and development efforts, transitioning this platform into regulated late development with a mix of targeted monitoring and new variant identification workflow, and multiple strategies at the intact/subunit mass and peptide map level for effective deployment of critical assays into a QC-lot release environment.