Critical Reagent Portfolio Management – An End-to-End Solution

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Pharmaceutical,
  • Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Recent increases in regulatory scrutiny and focus emphasize the importance of quality antibody reagents. The majority of biotherapeutic programs have several critical reagents that require generation, storage/management and periodic retesting. Proper management of these large portfolios/programs is an arduous, time-consuming and resource-laden endeavor.

Register for this webinar to hear experts from Covance discuss the intricacies of critical reagent management and how to achieve scientific and regulatory compliance.



Murty Chengalvala, PhD, Director of Science, Antibody Reagents & Vaccines, Covance by Labcorp

Dr. Chengalvala has 30 years of experience in drug development with extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical and CRO industry. He ensures that the scientific needs of clients are met through an appropriate strategic approach, scientific rigor/accuracy and risk mitigation. He also oversees the development and implementation of various nonclinical services in antibody reagents and vaccines.

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Jim Mellon, MS, MBA, Site Lead and Director of Operations, Antibody Reagents & Vaccines, Covance by Labcorp

With more than 15 years of commercial and operational experience within the CRO industry, Mr. Mellon’s unique background positions him well to lead the Antibody Reagents & Vaccines (ARV) division in Denver, PA. He oversees a team of 55 full-time employees focused on antibody production and vaccine testing services. Under his leadership, the ARV division is currently expanding its lab-based services, vaccine challenge capabilities and an end-to-end solution for antibody reagent management.   

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to individuals with the following or related job titles:

  • Bioanalytical Scientist
  • Method Development Teams
  • Director Bioanalytical
  • QC Scientists (HCP assays)
  • Procurement Associates with Bioanalytical responsibilities
  • Antibody Core Group
  • Bio CMC group team leaders

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Hurdles facing reagent generation and storage
  • Scientific and technical strategies
  • An end-to-end solution for antibody reagent management

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Covance by Labcorp

Covance by Labcorp is a leading global life sciences company, which provides contract research services to the drug, medical device and diagnostics, crop protection and chemical industries. Employing over 26,000 people worldwide, we provide comprehensive drug development solutions and are on a mission to advance health and power clear, confident decisions.

Covance by Labcorp is a global leader in nonclinical safety assessment, clinical trial testing and clinical trial management services. Our unique perspectives are based on decades of scientific, medical, and regulatory expertise.

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