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Friday, January 13, 2012  |  Volume 4/Number 1  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
Career Development
Quality by Design
for Effective BioProcess Characterisation
and Validation

February 27-March 1, 2012 London, UK
Basic Principles and Applications in Bioprocess Chromatography
Lecture and Workshop
March 13-16, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island USA
Cell & Gene Therapy Forum
Washington Vaccine Forum
Protein Therapeutics Forum
Jan 30–Feb 1, 2012 Washington, DC USA
Insights in Lyophilisation: Current Best Practices & New Research Trends
May 9, 2012
Basel, Switzerland
May 11, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden
May 14, 2012
Antwerp, Belgium
Preservation of
Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biospecimens

May 21-23, 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
World Vaccine Congress Washington 2012
April 10-13, 2012 Washington, DC USA
Suggested Reading
Optimising the Drosophila S2 Expression System
for Production of Therapeutic Vaccines
By Charlotte Dyring, MSc, PhD, ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies
Disposable/Single-Use Equipment in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing:
Global Standardization Is An Absolute Necessity
By Eric S. Langer, MSB, BioPlan Associates, Inc.
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NEW ProSieve EX Buffer System
Lonza announces the addition of ProSieve EX buffer system for protein separation and transfer to their protein electrophoresis product line. The Laemmli gel system, based on tris-glycine-SDS buffer is the recognized standard for analyzing proteins by PAGE. For over 40 years, efforts to improve the time and efficiency of this method have been limited until now. Lonza’s new ProSieve EX buffer system yields faster protein migration, improved resolution, and decreased blotting transfer time.
New ProSieve EX running and transfer buffers are modified buffer formulations that perform just like tris-glycine, but significantly accelerate run time and transfer time. Complete separation and transfer is complete in less than 30 minutes with ProSieve EX buffer system (see time table at right).

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Promega Introduces Four New Proteases:
Lyophilized Mass Spec Protein Sample Prep Reagents
Promega Corporation announces the launch of four new proteases, Pepsin, Elastase, Sequencing Grade Arg-C, and Thermolysin. The new proteases are provided in a lyophilized format, enabling resuspension in any buffer. Applications include use in peptide mapping and protein identification experiments, and in characterization of post-translational modifications.

Pepsin, Elastase, and Arg-C (clostripain) may be used alone or in combination with other proteases for protein analysis by mass spectrometry and other applications. Thermolysin may be used as an alternative to denaturants to improve digestion of proteolytically resistant proteins.

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