Wednesday, September 18, 2013  |  Volume 5 / Number 19  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
Career Development
Molecular Methods for Contaminant and Impurity Assessment Symposium
October 1, 2013
Gaithersburg, MD USA
October 3, 2013
Langhorne, PA USA
CMC Strategy Forum
Japan 2013
December 9-10, 2013
Tokyo, Japan
6th Monolith Summer School & Symposium
May 30-June 4, 2014
Portorož, Slovenia
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A Proposed Modeling Approach for Comparing the Heat Inactivation Susceptibility of Viruses
By Raymond Nims, PhD, RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions
and Mark Plavsic, PhD, DVM, Genzyme, a Sanofi company
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Career Development
Protein Characterization, Biopharmaceutical Development and Bioprocessing Workshop
November 6, 2013
Bethesda, MD USA
Annual BEBPA Bioassay Meeting
September 25-27, 2013
Basel, Switzerland
The Preservation of Cellular Therapy Products:
An Interactive
Collaborative Workshop
October 10-11, 2013
Denver, CO USA
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