Wednesday, September 5, 2012  |  Volume 4/Number 18  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal

Career Development
Cell-Based Potency Assays: Expectations and Realities
September 6, 2012
8:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST
8th European Downstream Technology Forum
September 11-12, 2012
Goettingen, Germany
CE Pharm 2012:
14th Symposium on
the Practical Applications
for the Analysis
of Proteins, Nucleotides,
and Small Molecules
Sep. 30-Oct. 4, 2012
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
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  Career Development
2012 Mid-Atlantic Bio
September 27-28, 2012
Bethesda, Maryland USA
BEBPA Bioassay Meeting
September 26-28, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal
Downstream Processing of Biotechnology Products
September 11-14, 2012
Microbial Fermentation: Development & Scale-Up
October 16-19, 2012
Cell-Based Vaccine Production:
A Hands-on Approach

November 13-16, 2012
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Logan, Utah USA
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