8:15 am
Registration & Morning Coffee

9:15 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Scaling Up Flexible Downstream Processing to Accelerate from Lab to Table Cost-Effectively

9:30 am Defining Scalable Downstream Processing in the Context of Technical & Commercial Viability to Guide Research & Development


  • Delving into methods to determine whether downstream processing is required and can it be scalable
  • Understanding how to optimize research and development to ensure downstream processing is not a bottleneck at scale
  • Discussing which steps are most challenging to scale and how this can be overcome with effective planning

10:00 am Panel Discussion: Exploring the Advantages & Disadvantages of Scaling Up vs Scaling Out to Reduce the Commercial Risk of Failure


  • Addressing the lack of large-scale equipment and the economic risk of failure at industrial scale
  • Identifying the point at which one approach to scaling may become more financially advantageous in the end
  • Predicting whether the increased equipment requirement for scaling out will ever exceed the expenditure of investing into huge bioreactors and downstream processing equipment

10:45 am Transitioning from Lab to Pilot Scale Rapidly to Determine the Feasibility of Downstream Processing


  • Considering how to accelerate a process from lab to pilot scale to produce sufficient material to conduct downstream processing
  • Procuring the correct equipment that can achieve scalable, effective downstream processing
  • Understanding how to fit the requirements of the process to the equipment that exists

11:15 am
Morning Break & Speed Networking


Our speed networking is the ideal opportunity to get face-to-face time with many of the brightest minds working in downstream process development for alternative proteins and cellular agriculture and introduce yourself to the attendees you would like to have more in-depth conversations with. Benchmark against industry leaders and establish meaningful business relationships to pursue for the rest of the conference and beyond.

12:15 pm Lessons from Process Development and Scale-Up of Upstream and Downstream Processes


  • Managing ever-changing priorities – achieving an appropriate balance between upstream and downstream process development using -Agile methodology
  • Resolving bottlenecks and gaps during scale up and process improvement cycles
  • Considering how to retro-design downstream processing protocols in accordance with the product 

12:45 pm Omeat’s Unique Approach to Cultivated Meat: Keeping Animals in the Equation

1:15 pm
Networking Lunch

Navigating Different Regulatory Frameworks to Achieve Commercial Viability

2:00 pm Panel Discussion: Determining the Acceptable Impurity Levels for Functionality & Regulatory Approval


  • Discussing the effect of common impurities on the product’s functionality and the point at which it is commercially unviable to purify further
  • Understanding what counts as an impurity from a regulatory perspective
  • Defining the critical point where further purification will not aid commercialization

2:30 pm Navigating a Complex International Regulatory Landscape to Achieve Harmony Across Frameworks


  • Defining “food grade” in the context of the desired product
  • Benchmarking different international standards to accelerate towards a “one size fits all” bioprocessing approach
  • Integrating food safety assessments into process analytics

3:30 pm
Afternoon Networking Break

4:00 pm Ensuring Regulatory Compliance for Fermentation Proteins Based on the Consumer Profile


  • Navigating addition regulatory complexities when the consumer is part of a vulnerable population
  • Harmonizing across international regulatory frameworks
  • Working cross-functionally to ensure process development achieves desired food safety

4:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:35 pm End of Conference Day One