Single-Use Technologies Webinar

May 20, May 25, June 1, 2021
10:00 am – 12:45 pm EDT; 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm CET

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The ECI Single-Use Technologies conference series started in 2015 with the unique aim to advance knowledge in the fundamental science and engineering underpinning Single-Use Technology (SUT). Th fourth conference in the series, Single Use Technologies IV: Building the Future, has been postponed until March 20-23, 2022 in Marseille, France. To highlight the key role that the ECI SUT conference plays and the importance of current challenges around SUT for both users and vendors, we are planning a three-part webinar to bring the community together and engaged in these discussions. We hope that by dividing the presentations over three days, we will have made it more convenient for those in the community to attend.

The webinar will focus on novel biomaterials, sensors and their integration, SUT for continuous processing and for emerging technologies and for technology performance. All sessions will include presentations from expert speakers and a Q&A panel session.

The conference attracts speakers and attendees from industrial and academia, single-use final product (e.g., bags, assemblies) manufacturers, film/resin manufacturers as well as keynote speakers from the biopharmaceutical industry, experts in polymers/materials science and manufacturers of novel biomedical devices.


Over the three days, we will feature the following speakers:

May 20, 2021

Novel Polymers and Interactions between Polymers and Biologicals


Nelly Montenay Sartorius France

Nelly Montenay

Sheryl Kane Takeda USA

Sheryl Kane


Juergen Betz

Overview on chemical recycling for film extrusion

Lukas Raddatz
Sartorius, Germany

Qualification of additive manufacturing materials for biopharma applications

Sensors and Their Integration with Single-Use Technology


Torsten Mayr
Technical University of Graz

Jim Furey Pendo TECH USA

Jim Furey
Pendo TECH

Nandor Ziebart
DU Dresden, Germany

The Sens-o-Spheres System:
Miniaturized mobile sensor probes for a flexible use in modern bioreactors

Rüdiger Maschke
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

A soft sensor approach for automated cell characterization in single-use shake flasks

C.D. Feng Broadley-James Co. USA

C.D. Feng
Broadley-James Co.

Impacts of single-use practice on pH/DO sensor design

May 25, 2021

Single-Use Advantages in Continuous and Connected Processing


Peter Levison Pall Biotech UK

Peter Levison
Pall Biotech

Mark Brower Merck USA

Mark Brower

Matthew Manahan Merck Sharp & Dohme, Inc. USA

Matthew Manahan
Merck Sharp & Dohme, Inc.

Benefits and challenges associated with constructing small-scale single use bioreactor model for high cell density perfusion

Charles Heise FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK

Charles Heise
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

SymphonXTM :  A multifunctional downstream single-use purification
system for connected and integrated continuous processing

Simon Hawdon

Developing further digital integration into a flexible, automated and integrated continuous downstream purification platform

Britta Manser
Pall, Switzerland

Regulatory and quality aspects of continuous bioprocessing using single-use solutions

Single-Use Adoption in Emerging Applications


Diego Schmidhalter Lonza Switzerland

Diego Schmidhalter

Qasim Rafiq UCL UK

Qasim Rafiq

Eytan Abraham Lonza USA

Eytan Abraham

Cell therapy manufacturing
single use components: Implementation and considerations

Tania Pereira Chilima Univercells Belgium

Tania Pereira Chilima

Single-use technologies – the key to cost-effective manufacture of
gene therapy products

Laura Chastagnier ICBMD/3d.FAB France

Laura Chastagnier

3D printed single-use bioreactors
for the cultivation and maturation
of large bio-printed tissue

June 1, 2021

Single-Use Performance and Learning from Other Industries


Jeffrey Carter Cytiva USA

Jeffrey Carter

Xueyuan Wang Kite Pharma USA

 Xueyuan (Shawn) Wang
Kite Pharma

Nico Hollanders Sanofi Belgium

Nico Hollanders

Transferring an existing process from stainless steel to disposable bioreactor systems: Lessons learned

Edward Chan
Roche Genentech

Evaluation of a new
single use technology for harvest

Chor Sing Tan General Electric USA

Chor Sing Tan
General Electric

Correlating aviation industry product modeling, quality and management for single use bioprocessing system

Olivier Vitrac INRA France

Olivier Vitrac

The routes of cross-contamination in
single-use applications

We hope you will find the talks of interest, invite you to register for the series, and look forward to your participation.

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Conference Chairs

Magali Barbarous Sartorius-Stedi France

Magali Barbaroux

Weibing Ding GSK USA

Weibing Ding

Martina Micheletti UCL UK

Martina Micheletti

Webinar Registration Fees

Industry – US $250.00

Academia (includes postdocs), Government, Not-for-profit – US $175.00

Graduate students – US $100.00

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We suggest that you register as soon as possible as we will close registration on May 15, 2021.

Your receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon receipt of your registration. Should you need a signed receipt, please contact Kathy Chan ( Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) at the time of registration.

The webinar link will be sent to registrants after May 15th.

Group Fees Should you be interested in a group registration fee for this webinar, please contact Kathy Chan ( for information.

Cancellation Policy Should you be unable to participate in the webinar, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Please contact Kathy Chan ( to make arrangements. No refunds will be issued.

Change of Payment Method If an attendee who has already paid the webinar fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid with a different credit card, a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.

Disclaimer It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the webinar or the identity of the speakers. We will notify registrants of any such changes. Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan (