Dear Recovery Colleagues

After careful consideration given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Recovery Conference Co-Chairs have rescheduled Recovery of Biological Products XIX (RXIX) in Rome, Italy to July 11-16, 2021. With countries returning to normality and reopening borders, we trust that the new conference dates will enable us to bring the global community in this sector together face-to-face for lively discussion and debate as is the Recovery tradition. Safety and confidence of our attendees are our priority. We are working closely with our suppliers to assure sanitary standards and social distance guidelines.

The theme for RXIX will remain as "Past, Present, Future", and we will aim to highlight past achievements that are part of our foundation, focus on cutting-edge solutions for present challenges and look to build a roadmap together to enable the future.

Given the postponement of the conference by a year, we will be re-opening the call for abstracts in the Fall and repeating the abstract selection process afresh. To be considered for the rescheduled conference dates in 2021, submitters will have the opportunity to either submit completely new abstracts or to update and resubmit their original abstracts.

We thank you for your patience as we plan alternative arrangements for RXIX. And we greatly appreciate the longstanding support of all our sponsors that have helped contribute to the success of the conference series over almost 40 years.

The outbreak has focused the world’s attention on the tremendous contributions that we can make in this sector as well as the urgency for more rapid development of biologics with appropriate regulatory flexibility to facilitate moving at pandemic speed. With this in mind, we are convinced that getting together is more important than ever and so we look forward to your presence at this exciting conference in July 2021.

Best wishes
The RXIX Co-Chairs
Suzy Farid (UCL, UK), Nihal Tugcu (Sanofi, USA), Arne Staby (Novo Nordisk, Denmark)

Welcome to the Recovery of Biological Products Conference Series

The Recovery of Biological Products Conference Series is the premier international forum for the presentation and discussion of recent advances in the operations used to recover biological products of therapeutic, diagnostic and industrial value to society. An invitation-only biennial event, the Conference Series provides delegates with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the status and direction of this fast-moving field.

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, Division of Biochemical Technology (BIOT), this international conference provides exposure to the latest developments in bioprocessing with a focus on downstream processing and aspects that affect the downstream steps. Unparalleled opportunities to network with industry leaders are a key feature of the conference. The size, venue and schedule of the meeting are specifically designed to provide multiple opportunities for discussion and development of new areas and concepts relating to the separation, purification and efficient processing of biological products. The Conference Series is a Not-for-Profit 501(c) (3) organization.

Rome Cavalieri

The co-chairs of Recovery of Biological Products XIX are pleased to announce that the next conference will be held in 2021 at the Rome Cavalieri, Rome, Italy. This readily accessible, world-class facility provides a new and outstanding venue for the conference.

The theme for RXIX is "Past, Present, Future", and the conference will bring together top academic and industrial scientists and engineers to stimulate discussions about how best to innovate to move our field forward in the face of considerable challenges.

In addition to the oral sessions, the conference will include a stimulating set of poster sessions, keynote addresses and special sessions designed to allow all delegates to contribute their scientific and technical knowledge to the entire delegation.