The challenges involved in building biomanufacturing facilities will be among the topics discussed at the second annual GeneSpace 2004 conference.

The event is set for Nov. 2 at the EPA Building in RTP.

“Life sciences facilities have unique needs that must be considered and accommodated to ensure optimal manufacturing performance,” says Debbie Lilly, vice president of client services for Research Triangle Regional Partnership, in a statement. The RTRP is sponsoring the forum.

Speakers include:

  • Tony Laughrey, president & CEO of KBI BioPharma Inc., which develops biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and is upfitting its complex in Durham.

  • Charles Sanders, former chairman and CEO of Glaxo Inc., speaking on “Big Pharma and Biotech: Which One Would You Rather Be?”

  • Charles Hamner, president and CEO of Hamner Advisory Services and former president and CEO of the N.C. Biotechnology Center. He will discuss the N.C. Life Science Development Corporation.
  • For details, see: www.rtrp.org/genespace2004