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Friday, July 7, 2017  |  Volume 9 / Number 14  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
ISBioTech 5th Fall Meeting
Career Development
PREP
30th International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography
July 16–19, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
CASSS
CMC Strategy Forum Summer
July 17–18, 2017
Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
Mass Spectrometry
September 19–22, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts USA
American Chemical Society
254th National Meeting
August 20-24, 2017
Washington, DC USA
Phacilitate
Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy Europe
September 19–21, 2017
Berlin, Germany
ESGCT
XXV Anniversary Congress
October 17–20, 2017
Berlin, Germany
ISBioTech 8th Spring Meeting
Suggested Reading
Deriving Insight at the Speed of Thought:
Advancing Medicine Production Through an Effective Data Analytics Methodology
By Lisa J. Graham, PhD, PE, Alkemy Innovation
Sponsored Link
Monolith Summer School and Symposium
Portoroz
The Monolith Summer School and Symposium (MSS) is dedicated to the application as well as technical and theoretical innovations in the production and analytics of biological macromolecules and nanoparticles. The event is intended for scientists involved in biopharmaceutical production processes and focuses on process development (PD) and process analytical technology (PAT).

MSS2018 will be held from 15–20 June 2018 in the beautiful coastal town of Portorož, Slovenia. Compared to prior MSS events which concentrated on scientific innovations achieved with monolith separation technology, the 2018 and future MSS events will shift focus to bioprocessing applications best served by monoliths, including the purification of viruses such as AAV, large and minicircle plasmids, exosomes, large proteins, and other nanoparticles. In addition, monolith applications in PAT will be highlighted. For more information, please visit monolith-events.com.
Products & Services
Pilot Cell Line Development Program
Berkeley Lights, Inc. (BLI) announces a pilot cell line development program with Shire. Under the program, BLI will install a Beacon™ optofluidic platform at Shire's facility to validate the time and cost savings associated with the Beacon's cell line development (CLD) workflow.

The workflow can significantly reduce CLD timelines, accelerate therapeutics to market, and reduce overall costs by selecting the top clones in just five days. Individual cells are isolated, cultured, and assayed at multiple time points and selected for scale up based upon user specified characteristics including growth rate, assay results, and morphology.
The Beacon optofluidic platform enables the tracking, monitoring, and visualization of single cell manipulation and cell to cell interaction in a nanofluidic chip. By stringing together four basic modules: import, culture, assay, and export; integrated workflows can be implemented for cell line development, antibody discovery and engineering, gene editing, and research. For more information, please visit berkeleylights.com.
Beacon's cell line development (CLD) workflow
New Center for Biotech Startups in Manhattan
NYU Langone Medical Center will launch a large-scale biotech "incubator" in Manhattan at the end of 2017. The new center, named “BioLabs@NYULangone,” is designed to house up to 35 startup companies in 50,000 sq ft of fully equipped lab and office space. NYU Langone's operations partner for the project is BioLabs.

Each new company to open shop will start with a package of tailored laboratory equipment and supplies. BioLabs staff will marshal educational programming and operational support, enabling startups to focus on science and move more quickly into their own space without investing heavily in equipment and non-research personnel.
BioLabs@NYULangone
The new facility will occupy two full floors at 180 Varick Street, including 48 benches in the "open lab," three large private labs, three medium private labs, nine small private labs, along with 30 offices, conference rooms, and state-of-the-art event space. Twenty startup companies have already applied to rent space in the new center.

For more information, please visit biolabs.io.
Career Development
ISPPP
ISPPP 2017
July 19–21, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
ESACT
Courses
Cell Culture-Based Viral Vaccines Course – Second Edition
September 19–22, 2017
Animal Cell Technology Course 2017 – Seventh Edition
September 24–28, 2017
Llafranc, Costa Brava, Spain
PEACe
13th Conference on Protein Expression in Animal Cells
September 24–28, 2017
Valencia, Spain
BPJ Publishing
BioProcessing Journal Open Access
Techno-Blast Masthead
HeLa cells were co-transduced with CellLight® Tubulin-GFP (cytoskeleton, green) and CellLight® Mitochondria-RFP (red). Nuclei counter-stained with NucBlue® Live cell stain. Images were acquired on a EVOS® FL Auto imaging system with a 100X oil-immersion objective.

Courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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