Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Volume 5 / Number 10  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
Career Development
Fluidization XIV: From Fundamentals to Products
May 26-31, 2013
The Netherlands
CMC Strategy Forum -
Summer 2013
July 15-16, 2013
Gaithersburg, MD USA
Protein Characterization, Biopharmaceutical Development and Bioprocessing Workshop
June 4, 2013
Princeton, NJ USA
Suggested Reading
Patent Exhaustion: A Tireless Limit on Patent Rights
By William K. Merkel, PhD, JD, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
As published in Nature Medicine 19, 452–457 (2013) doi:10.1038/nm.3107:
Coagulation Factor X Shields Adenovirus Type 5 From Attack
by Natural Antibodies and Complement
By Zhili Xu, Qi Qiu, Jie Tian, Jeffrey S. Smith, Gina M. Conenello, Takashi Morita,
and Andrew P. Byrnes
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Career Development
23rd ESACT Meeting:
Better Cells
for Better Health
June 23-26, 2013
Lille, France
6th Monolith Summer School & Symposium
May 30-June 4, 2014
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Partnering for Vaccine Emerging Markets
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July 14-17, 2013
Boston, MA USA
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A culture of
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kidney epithelial cells

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National High Magnetic
Field Laboratory
The Florida State University, Tallahassee.
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