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Tangential Flow Filtration Membranes for the
Washing of Escherichia
Coli
Cells

By Geraldine Eschbach
and Steve Vermant

Millipore Corporation,
Billerica, Mass. USA

Enhanced Growth and Productivity of Hybridoma
with Recombinant Human Albumin and Lactoferrin


By Steve Pettit, PhD;
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InVitria, Fort Collins,
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Career Development
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- August 9-10, 2010 -

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- September 14-17, 2010 -

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- July 27-28, 2010 -


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- June 24, 2010 -

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Viral Reference Materials
The recently completed adeno-associated viral gene vector, type 2 (AAV2) reference material is being stored in the US at the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) in Manassas, Virginia, and at the facility for their European distribution partner in the United Kingdom, LGC Standards.

Both facilities will also be storing and distributing an AAV8 reference material that is now entering the characterization phase of its production.

And please note that you can access all of the viral reference material documentation on the ISBioTech website at Reference Materials.
ISBioTech Update

ISBioTech’s membership list is growing daily with highly experienced industry and academic professionals who are already making valuable contributions to our technology and application committees, plus providing critical input for our annual meeting. And fairly soon, we’ll be publishing a list of our 50 Founding Members on our website.
 
For the Annual Meeting in April 2011, the program is really coming together. We’ve established three parallel application tracks to cover viral, cellular, and protein products. And for each track, we’re recruiting talks to cover the latest process and analytical techniques, as well as the best practices needed to consistently manufacture the best quality biologics. Mark Plavsic from Genzyme is heading up the viral product track, and both Boro Dropulic from Lentigen and Harald Petry from AMT are working with Mark to develop the program. Then Phil Maples from Gradalis is leading the presentation recruitment effort for cellular vaccines and tissue regeneration, while Maureen Costello from Seraphim Life Sciences is building a fantastic program for the protein products track.  For the latest developments, and to submit an abstract, please go to our annual meeting page at www.isbiotech.org.

Then concerning ISBioTech’s key people, Marci Brown has recently assumed responsibility for membership services where she will make sure our members receive the best possible service and value. Victor Hicks – a 35 year industry veteran – has assumed advertising sales responsibility for the BioProcessing Journal and our Techno-Blast mass emails. In addition, Victor is helping us sell exhibit booths and sponsorships for our annual meeting which are filling up quickly. For our journal editorial staff, Zeynep Timmester has been added as an associate editor. She comes to us with daily newspaper and extensive technical translation experience, plus a beautiful British accent.

Finally, we’ve received requests to establish local ISBioTech chapters in Singapore, Bangalore India, the San Francisco area, and the western mountain states of the US, where the chapter will be headquartered in Logan, Utah. If everything goes as planned, I’ll be traveling to both Singapore and Bangalore in December.


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