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Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Volume 4/Number 11  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal

Career Development
15th Planova
BioProcess Workshop

June 14-15, 2012
Cambridge, MA USA
Tutorials in Protein Purification: Hands-On, Intensive Lab Short Course
Flexible Dates in
June 2012
for details.
Experiments with Green
Fluorescent Protein (GFP):
The Art and the Science
Multidisciplinary 3-Credit
Summer Lab Course for
Students from Grade School
Through Early College
June 25-August 3, 2012
for details.
Both courses take place in:
New Brunswick, NJ USA
ASTM International Committee E48
on Biotechnology
June 27, 2012
San Francisco, CA USA

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Suggested Reading
Biopreservation of Cells for Use in Biotechnology and Cell Therapy
By Allison Hubel, PhD et al.,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
The Establishment of a Documentation System and Quality Control Strategy for the Plantibody HB-01 Production Employed in rHBsAg Purification for Pharmaceutical Use
By Lorely Milá Cáceres et al., Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
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A culture of Madin-Darby canine kidney epithelial cells transfected with a pEYFP-Mitochondria chimeric plasmid subcellular localization vector. Cells were also stained with SYTOX Orange and Alexa Fluor 350 conjugated to phalloidin, targeting DNA and the cytoskeletal filamentous actin network, respectively.

Image provided by Michael W. Davidson, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory,
The Florida State University, Tallahassee.

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