Catalent, a leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, gene therapies, and consumer health products, has announced that Ben Kester, Manager and Senior Scientist, Purification Development, Catalent Biologics, will present at the upcoming 32nd International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography (PREP Symposium) at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland on 7-10 July 2019.

On Monday, July 8 at 4:20 pm, Mr Kester will present “ Strategies for Process Design: Unlocking Combinations with Continuous Chromatography and Cutting-Edge Technologies ”. The session will explore the latest technologies available when designing a process, with a focus on continuous chromatography, highlighting how the technique can provide a range of adjustability to improve timelines and efficiency. Mr Kester will include case studies in the presentations to demonstrate the technology’s use with a number of products with different challenges, such as stability issues.

In his role at Catalent, Mr Kester is responsible for downstream purification development at the Catalent Biologics facility in Bloomington, Indiana. He oversees process design and characterization and facilitates technical transfer to cGMP production. He has a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan and a master’s degree in biochemistry from Indiana University Bloomington.