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Wednesday, January 25, 2012  |  Volume 4/Number 2  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
Career Development
Cell & Gene Therapy Forum
Washington Vaccine Forum
Protein Therapeutics Forum
Jan 30–Feb 1, 2012 Washington, DC USA
Quality by Design
for Effective BioProcess Characterisation
and Validation

February 27-March 1, 2012 London, UK
Downstream Bioprocessing of Monoclonal Antibodies (MAB1)
March 6-9, 2012
Munich, Germany
Basic Principles and Applications in Bioprocess Chromatography
Lecture and Workshop
March 13-16, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island 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
Using Pre-Sterilized External Filters in Long-Term Perfusion Cell Culture Applications
By Kieron Walsh, et al., GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Analysis of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
(The First of a Three-Part Series)
By Verne A. Luckow, PhD, JD, Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi, LC
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