The BioSolve User forum was held in the historic town of Leiden; we welcomed over 20 attendees. We met together for a in-depth review of new features, and to learn from and interact with other users in the expanding community.
A major theme of the day was the role of big data and Jonathan Shapiro (Reader at School of Computer Science University of Manchester UoM) gave the keynote talk looking at Generative Approaches to Data Science.
This theme was picked up by Folarin Oyebolu (KTP Associate) who is working with Biopharm Services and UoM to integrate Bayesian Optimisation methods into BioSolve Process (see poster title, below). Talks from users covered Cost of Goods Calculations for a Novel Low-Cost Liquid Rotavirus Vaccine to Meet Global Demand (Alfred Luitjens Batavia Biosciences, NL) to Development of Cost-Efficient Processes for Adenovirus Purification (Magnus Bergman GE Healthcare, SE).
An academic perspective on Benefits and Challenges of Academic Economic Modelling was presented by Alessandro Cataldo (PhD, BOKU, AU) and Priyanka Gupta (SSB, USA) demonstrated the breadth of applications for BioSolve Process by modelling the implication of Process Intensification (Does Process Intensification Add Value in Light of Cost and Facility Planning).
Users gave valuable feedback in terms of features they would like to see in the future and how they would like to apply optimisation within BioSolve Process. The meeting concluded with a summary of the trends in and importance of process modelling in the biologics industry, kindly given by Paul BADUEL head of MTECH international Sanofi Pasteur.