SOURCE: IBC Life Sciences

IBC Life Sciences

February 22, 2010 13:15 ET

Best Practices for the Tools Needed to Create Robust and Reliable Biological Assays

IBC's Biological Assay Development & Production Conference, May 12-14, 2010

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - IBC Life Sciences is pleased to announce their prestigious 20th International Intensive Symposium Biological Assay Development & Validation will take place on May 12-14, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. This conference is the longest-running and most highly technical conference on the critical topic of bioassays.

This conference is designed for technical and regulatory professionals who are tasked with developing bioassays to support biopharmaceutical product development. Bench scientists, statisticians, managers and those involved in putting together regulatory submissions will benefit from this conference.

Attendees will hear new approaches, best practices and case studies on many product types. Its unique blend of mini-tutorial talks, hands-on workshops and case studies provide the perfect mixture to help practicing bioassay scientists perform their jobs.

Presentations will give useful pointers to help accelerate bioassay projects, including:

  --  Practical statistical tools to efficiently develop robust bioassays,
      guaranteed to jumpstart your bioassay projects.
  --  How to compare and switch bioassays in a regulated environment.
  --  Case studies about successful development projects for all types of
      products including assays for ADCC, host cell protein,
      characterization, cell-based and receptor binding.

Keynote speaker, Thomas Waerner, Ph.D., Head of Cell & Molecular Biology, Quality & Compliance, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG, Germany, will present "Bioassays for Pharmaceutical Testing: Benefits and Limitations" which will include a not-to-be-missed film giving a cell's eye view of a potency assay.

Plus, this year the pre-conference workshop will include topics other conferences don't or won't address, including; Outlier analyses for bioassays, when and how to determine the limit of quantitation, assay monitoring using statistical process control (SPC) and Bland-Altman approaches to demonstrate the comparability of two assays.

Writers and editors are encouraged to attend. For a press pass, please contact Dawn O'Connor at

You may download the full conference brochure at

About IBC Life Sciences

IBC Life Sciences is the worldwide leader in scientific, technological and business conferences and courses for the life science industry. IBC Life Sciences delivers in each event giving the company recognition around the globe for quality, service and value. For more information, visit:

Contact Information

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    Dawn O'Connor
    IBC Life Sciences
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