Biomanufacturing Challenges of Immunotherapy:  The Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM) ( has worked since more than 20 years in the basic research of cancer immunology with the aim to translate this knowledge into clinically relevant drug candidates ...



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 Third Call to "Biomanufacturing Challenges of Immunotherapy 2017

The opportunity to visit the scientific Havana Center of Molecular Immunology invites the scientific community to meet in Havana to discuss the recent advances in product development and manufacturing technologies for immunotherapy:


The third edition of this workshop will be held in Havana during November 2017, organized by the Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM). The workshop will continue to be held every two years. In last meeting (2015) more than one hundred works were presented in both modalities: lectures and posters. The last edition was successful in engaging participants in fruitful discussion on technical hurdles in the expansion of immunotherapeutic agents’ availability for extended use in treatment of several diseases.

Since our last meeting the potential and achievements of the immunotherapy field has continued to grow. Recently, in the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) ratified an increase in the use of immunotherapy for cancer, with the potential demand expected to reach more than 50% of all cancer treatments. Unfortunately, development time and costs for new immunotherapy drug candidates has also continued to grow, which makes the use of these medicines unavailable for most of the patients who need the treatments.

CIM invites the scientific community to meet again in Havana to discuss the recent advances in product development and manufacturing technologies for immunotherapy. Lectures and posters will be accepted covering topics like

  • Cell line development
  • Cell culture for glycoprotein and antibody production
  • Technology for therapeutic vaccines
  • Downstream platforms
  • Formulation development
  • Quality and regulatory trends
  • Protein characterization
  • Business Challenges & process economics

For a more interactive experience and a greater opportunity to learn about topics and technologies, poster and vendor exhibits will remain available during the five days of the event. Coffee breaks will provide a relaxed environment to discuss the issues raised during the day’s presentations.

Don’t miss the Key Dates!


First Call: May 15st, 2017
Deadline for Sponsor Registration: July 31st, 2017
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: October 9th, 2017
Deadline for Registration: October 9th, 2017
Conference date: November 13th - 17th, 2017

Our call for posters is now open and we are currently accepting proposals for speaker presentations.

If you would like to be involved or require more information, please visit our webpage and feel free to contact Scientific and Organizing Committee:

PhD. Daniel Amaro, President of Scientific Committee. Email:
PhD. Katia Rashida, President of Organizing Committee.

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Key Dates


First Call: May 15th, 2017

Registration: October 9th, 2017

Sponsors Registration: July 31st, 2017

Abstracts: October 9th, 2017

Conference Date: November 13th-17th, 2017


Lecture Approval

You will be notified by the Organizing Committee if your lecture has been accepted.

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Poster Approval

Posters should be Portrait Orientation, with maximum dimensions of 70 cm wide x 1 meter high.

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The Committee



PhD. Daniel Amaro

Chairman of the Scientific Committee

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