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Wednesday, February 22, 2012  |  Volume 4/Number 4  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal

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May 21-23, 2012
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May 2-4, 2012
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Insights in Lyophilisation: Current Best Practices & New Research Trends
May 9, 2012
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May 11, 2012
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May 14, 2012
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HeLa cells treated with a microtubule stabilizing drug and stained for DNA (blue), a microtubule subset (green) and mitochondria (red).

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Suggested Reading
Circovirus Inactivation: A Literature Review
By Raymond Nims, PhD, RMC Pharmaceutical Solutions, Inc.
and Mark Plavsic, PhD, DVM, Genzyme Corporation
The Development Lab is the New Frontier of Lean Management
By Lasse Mønsted, written while at NNE Pharmaplan US, Inc.
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LinkedIn Discussion: Baculovirus Expression
Have you ever compared Sf21 cells from different sources?

Join the discussion string “Amplification of P1 virus below 1 x 10^6 pfu/mL” to contribute your expertise.
New Bioprocessing Training Courses
GE Healthcare Offers Fast Trak Training in Singapore
GE Healthcare will begin offering Fast Trak Training and Education Courses in a state-of-the-art facility at the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. The courses provide hands-on practical training in the latest technologies and strategies for bioprocessing, and are specifically designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers bring their products to market faster.
GE Healthcare’s Fast Trak Training and Education team has over 20 years’ experience in providing training for bioprocess development and manufacturing. The unique training format covers the whole of the downstream bioprocessing workflow. GE Healthcare currently has Fast Trak Training Centres in China, Germany, India, Japan, and the US. Each centre is equipped with the latest technologies for bioprocessing in an environment that closely replicates the industrial setting.

For more info on Singapore course offerings, click here. Then to register for a course, please click here.
FDA Research
“Swine Flu” Vaccine of 1976 Protected Older Adults from the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Virus
Mutation is Enabling Some Influenza Viruses to Evade Neutralization
by Previously Broadly-Active Antibodies
  Career Development
Protein Aggregation: Measuring the Onset
at Nanoscale

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February 22, 2012
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Microbial Fermentation: Development & Scale-Up
March 20-23, 2012
Techniques In Animal Cell Culture & Scale-Up Strategies
April 17-20, 2012
Gene Expression & Microarray Analysis
June 18-20, 2012
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Going Beyond CHO:
Next Generation
Production Systems

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