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Summary: San Diego September 2019

September 10, 2019 | San Diego, CA USA

Temperature Controlled Distribution of Biologics

ELPRO and Biocom would like to thank all participants for joining us at the West Coast Leading Minds Seminar.

The presentations and discussions addressed a number of ongoing challenges for Southern California’s Life Science community who are beginning to transport more goods and grow their supply chains internationally.

We look forward to seeing you September 2020 in California again. In the meantime, join us at another upcoming Leading Minds Seminar.


Feedback 2019

“I found this seminar very useful in getting exposure to current industry practices and a better understanding of the intricacies involved in this field.”
Liz Cargill, QA Associate, Seattle Genetics

“This is my 2nd conference. I always take something back to my workplace and apply it. Very informational. The networking side is second to none.”
Brendon Dalsted, Logistics Manager, BioNano Genomics

“The guest speakers were very knowledgeable and has access to interact during and after the presentation.”
Linda Korb, Astute Medical

“This event was well organized, informative, and people I had not met prior were in attendance. It was a very productive and positive experience!”
Melissa Moradian, Director Business Development, World Courier

Speakers include:

    • Denise Valentino, Director, Global Trade Compliance & Logistics, Neurocrine
    • Kevin Hickman, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Distribution, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    • Bob Seevers, Senior Advisor, Pearl Pathways & Member, USP <1079> Packaging and Distribution Committee
    • Heather Lane, Senior Supply Chain Specialist, HeronTx
    • Laurie Rockwell, Global Account Manager, ELPRO


Topics include:

    • Knowing the ins/outs of import/export: Follow the rules while saving cost
    • Preparing for commercialization: What data will you put in the BLA?
    • GDP regulations updates across the globe
    • Biopharma and partners: Deeper dive into specific SOPs and contingencies
    • Qualification of shippers or thermal protection systems
    • Using temperature data for quality control and compliance
    • Quality and compliance GxP requirements for facilities



Seminar hosted by



For over 30 years, ELPRO is widely recognized as the global knowledge leader in innovative, Swiss engineered environmental monitoring solutions and data loggers for pharma, healthcare and life science. ELPRO partners with clients to develop solutions that integrate ELPROs high-quality measurement components into their business processes. Clients include biotechs, diagnostic manufacturers, and the top 20 pharma companies. As the inventor of the LIBERO PDF Logger, ELPRO solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership and assist pharmaceutical and healthcare companies around the world preserve and manage stability budgets and simplify their cold chain by reducing manual work, resulting in quicker release times.




Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1000 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.

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