The Cell Culture World Congress USA is where experts like Genentech's Sharat Varma meet to network, learn from each other, and discuss the latest cell culture strategies and technology.

Genentech’s Sharat Varma on Improving Product Quality with Improved Cell Culture Parameters

Sharat Varma, Engineer II, Cell Culture Process Development at Genentech, presented at Cell Culture World Congress USA 2013 on the topic, ‘How to establish cell culture parameters for improved product quality.’

Sharat’s presentation addressed topics such as:

  • What are the significant effects of the concentrations of B vitamins, iron, hydrocortisone, the substitution of cystine for cysteine
  • Which potential mechanisms could explain these effects
  • Novel media additives for reducing antibody coloration, without impacting culture productivity

Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for over 35 years.¬†Genentech uses human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Today, they are among the world’s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Cell Culture World Congress USA is North America’s premier cell culture optimization and development conference, with a focus on upstream processes. This year’s event will take place September 15-16 in Boston, MA. Hope to see you there!