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Dear CACA Members and Chromatography Colleagues,

Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus worldwide, CACA executive committee evaluated its effects on our planned Dinner Event at Pittcon. While the rate of coronavirus spreading has been decreasing during the last few days, it still has some risk in a shared-meal situation. For that reason, we decided to cancel the CACA Dinner Event. Our primary concerns are for the health and safety of you and our members. For those of you who have already submitted the payment for the dinner event, you payment will be refunded in full.

The CACA committee members are closely monitoring the situation. While we have some concerns, the chances of coronavirus spread during the Pittcon is minimal. Therefore, CACA will move the Award and Sponsorship sessions to its networking event organized by Drs. Tao Jiang and Chuping Luo. The CACA networking event has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM in Room 470A at the convention center. Following is its agenda:

  • Introduction of CACA Xiang Zhang (President)
  • 2020 CACA Awards Perry Wang (Award Committee Chair)
    • Young Investigator Award winner: Dr. James Grinias (Rowan U.);
    • Student Excellence Award winners: Trisha Tucholski (U. Wisconsin), Lei Wang (Clemson U.)
  • Introducing Sponsors Yi He (Secretary)
  • Career Development Networking
  • Theme: How to be successful in your career
    • Panelists: Dr. Chengjie Ji of NovaBioAssays, Dr. Qin Ji of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Chuping Luo of Advanced Materials Technology, and Dr. Tao Jiang of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

The 2020 CACA YIA is sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology (https://www.advanced-materials-tech.com/) and SEAs are sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical (http://www.mac-mod.com/). 

The CACA events are supported by our Award Level sponsors Advanced Materials Technology, Genentech, MAC-MOD Analytical, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Scientific; Advanced Level sponsors CDS Analytical, Frontage, LabTech, Medicilon, and Millipore/Supelco; and Basic Level sponsors Daisogel, NanoMicro, PolyLC, Shimadzu, Tosoh Bioscience USA, Welch Materials, and YMC America.

Best regards and see you in Chicago!

CACA Executive Committee

Dear CACA Members and Chromatography Colleagues,

The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) will host a Dinner Event and a Career Development Networking at Pittcon 2020 (March 1-5, 2020) in Chicago, IL.

The Dinner Event will be held on Tuesday (5:30 - 9:00 pm, March 3, 2020) at Phoenix Restaurant (2131 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616). CACA has arranged two shuttle buses to transport all attendees from the convention center to the restaurant and from the restaurant to hotels (see details in the flyer of CACA dinner event).  Buses will be at the Gate 26 of the  convention center during 5:00 to 5:30 pm. CACA will present several awards at the dinner event:

  • A 2020 CACA Young Investigator Award (YIA) to James Grinias at Rowan University. 
  • Two 2020 CACA Student Excellence Awards (SEA) to Trisha Tucholski at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lei Wang at Clemson University.

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      James Grinias          Trisha Tucholski                  Lei Wang

The 2020 CACA YIA is sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology (https://www.advanced-materials-tech.com/) and SEAs are sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical (http://www.mac-mod.com/). 

Our invited speaker will be Dr. Jack Henion, Chairman and CSO of Advion BioSciences. He will present a 20 min speech on “How to Mix Business with Fun: Flying a Private Airplane to a Cannabis Science Conference”.  All attendees interested in broadcasting their job openings or seeking job opportunities will have networking time towards the end of the event.  We are expecting ~100-130 attendees.

The Career Development Networking on “How to be successful in your career” is scheduled on Wednesday, March 4, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM in Room 470A at the convention center. The invited panelists are Dr. Chengjie Ji of NovaBioAssays, Dr. Jin Qin of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Chuping Luo of Advanced Materials Technology, and Dr. Tao Jiang of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Note that this is a special networking and not an official Pittcon event.

The detailed agenda for the dinner event will be posted on the CACA website at ca-ca.org as well as broadcasted as LinkedIn posts. CACA will subsidize >50% of the dinner cost for students and unemployed attendees. If you are interested in participating in our dinner event, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or prepay to secure your seat from the QR code in the flyer or the CACA website (preferred).

The CACA events are supported by our Award Level sponsors Advanced Materials Technology, Genetech, MAC-MOD Analytical, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Thermo Scientific; Advanced Level sponsors CDS Analytical, Frontage, LabTech, Medicilon and Millipore/Suelco; and Basic Level sponsors Daiso, NanoMicro, PolyLC, Shimadzu, Tosoh USA, Welch Materials and YMC America.

See you in Chicago!

CACA Executive Committee

Please register for Challenges and Solutions on Aggregates and Fragments Analysis by Size Exclusion Chromatography 

When: Jun 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT at: 


Regeistration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1794504530540160001

Speakers:

Sandeep Kondaveeti (Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies) 
Veronica Qin (Application Scientist, Agilent Technologies) 
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Event Overview: 

Currently, hundreds of therapeutic monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) and Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) are in development, and many companies have multiple biomolecules in their pipelines. Aggregation of biotherapeutics is considered a high-risk Critical Quality Attribute (CQA) and monitored throughout the biomanufacturing process to ensure product safety and efficacy. While numerous techniques have been developed to monitor protein aggregation, size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) has been predominantly favored for routine analysis because of both its speed and reproducibility. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the benefit of SEC chromatography columns and their utility on intact analysis of biologics. Challenges including secondary interactions, column lifetime and throughput can be bottlenecks in SEC separation; recent advances in SEC column technology can offer inert surface and enhanced particle strength to achieve better performance. During the course of the webinar, there will be discussion regarding SEC column parameters and methods development for optimal performance and high throughput separations. 

Key Learning Objectives: 

o Native Mode analysis of mAbs and ADCs using SEC technique 
o High-resolution, high-throughput aggregate and fragment analysis using sub 2 micron SEC technology 
o Tips and tricks to optimize methods for intact analysis of biologics 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.