Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  Volume 4/Number 20  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal

Career Development
9th Annual Report and Survey
of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity
and Production
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Optimization of Bioprocesses – Minimize Time-Consuming Experiments
October 10, 2012
12:00 PM EDT
Microbial Fermentation: Development & Scale-Up
October 16-19, 2012
Cell-Based Vaccine Production:
A Hands-on Approach

November 13-16, 2012
Both courses take place in:
Logan, Utah USA
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Suggested Reading
Standards-Setting for Single-Use Equipment in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing:
An Update on Progress, and the Impact of Standards Implementation
Eric S. Langer, BioPlan Associates, Inc.
Hybridoma and CHO Cell Culture Using the New Brunswick™ S41i,
An Environmentally-Friendly, “Low Emission” Incubator Shaker
Ma Sha, PhD, et al., Eppendorf Inc.
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Portable and Handheld Airborne Particle Counters for Cleanroom Monitoring
EMD Millipore's portable APC SmartTouch is a complete airborne particle counter system designed for continuous sampling and dual flow rates: one for cleanroom filter testing and the other for monitoring. A visual representation of sampling locations, including designated sampling points, minimizes risk of human errors. The instrument's large color touch screen with commonly used icons facilitates easy and intuitive operability. All required actions originate from the main screen.

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Versatile Electric Capper Enhances Sample Storage Process
The Micronic Univo Electric Capper CP480 sets a new benchmark for ease of use, versatility, and speed of operation.

Operating as a stand-alone benchtop unit the compact Univo Electric Capper is able to uniformly cap a complete rack of 96 sample storage tubes in only 4-9 seconds. The capper works on all Micronic plug style caps: capmats, capbands, and capclusters made of TPE, EVA, or other materials on 96-format Micronic tubes and racks, without the use of adapters. It is also compatible with most other brands of tubes and caps.
The Univo Electric Capper is extremely easy-to-use. Simply place the rack filled with tubes in the sample holder and place a capmat, capband, or capcluster on the tubes. The process is completed automatically by gently closing the sample drawer. A controlled pressure system presses all of the caps down evenly to ensure uniform, high integrity sample storage. Then pull the sample holder out to retrieve the capped rack of tubes.

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Plate Auditor™ for Automated Compound Quality Control
Brooks Life Science Systems announces the Brooks Plate Auditor™, a fast, accurate and non-invasive tool for identification of precipitate and empty wells in compound and screening plates. The new Plate Auditor is the result of a successful collaboration with the Scripps Research Institute.

The new Plate Auditor is designed to evaluate the quality of microplate-based compound samples for precipitation and liquid volume prior to use in compound management and high throughput screening activities. The system rapidly analyzes plates to automatically verify sample integrity thus eliminating the need for extensive manual quality control.
The ability of the instrument to provide sample color information makes the Plate Auditor a unique option for monitoring sample quality over time, and identifying wells with artifacts which may interfere with or invalidate screening results.

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