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Thursday, March 5, 2015  |  Volume 7 / Number 5  |  A Production of the BioProcessing Journal
Career Development
Bioassays 2015:
Scientific Approaches & Regulatory Strategies
March 23–24, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland USA
4th International Symposium on Higher Order Structure of Protein Therapeutics
April 13–15, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Immunopharmacology - Vaccipharma 2015
June 14–19, 2015
Varadero Beach, Cuba
VAX 1-2-1
May 20–21, 2015
The Netherlands
PREP 2015—28th International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography
July 26–29, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Suggested Reading
Use of Interactive Laser-Scanning Imaging Cytometry (ILIC) for Real-Time Cytotoxicity Assessment of Bacteriocins Against Cultured Mammalian Cells
By Shelton E. Murinda, PhD; Robert F. Roberts, PhD; Elaine M. Kunze; and Kamal A. Rashid, PhD
Products & Services
Automated Viral Vector Production
Eufets GmbH is advancing a program to automate and further scale-up its technology for the production of retroviral vectors. As a leading service provider in the field of cell and gene therapy manufacturing, Eufets has established a program that will allow the company to automate its viral vector production.

The current program is performed with the use of Terumo BCT’s Quantum® Cell Expansion System. The Quantum system is a closed, automated, single-use bioreactor that has been successfully used for clinical grade manufacture of cells and viral vectors for use in regenerative, gene, and immune therapies.
Through the use of the Quantum system, Eufets has been able to establish a production process that allows improved control of the process, reduces risk of infection, significantly reduces operator handlings, and allows production of high volume/high titer viral vector batches. In the coming months, Eufets aims to prepare the process for GMP production.

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World’s Largest Glycan Array
RayBiotech, Inc. has launched the largest commercially available glycan microarray for profiling protein-carbohydrate interactions. This array, known as the RayBio® Glycan Array 100, features 100 synthetic glycans discretely spotted onto a glass slide support. The highly diverse panel of polysaccharides was selected based on a comprehensive literature search that identified the glycan structures most frequently associated with critical cellular functions, including T-cell activation, bacterial and viral binding, innate immunity, and apoptosis.

Recent advancements in RayBiotech’s microarray printing technology, coupled with improvements in high efficiency glycan production techniques, have enabled RayBiotech to develop an affordable glycan array that is now accessible to the research community. For more information, please visit
Near-Infrared (NIR) Analysis Technology
KROHNE, Inc. announces its new SpectroBAY® process near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer system for efficient, automated process control. The SpectroBAY system is ideal for a range of applications, including fluids, gases, and suspensions in conjunction with optical sensors.

SpectroBAY can be used for quality checks for incoming material, measurement of product characteristics like identity and purity, evaluation of secondary component characteristics, as well as monitoring reaction progress during chemical conversion for safety and production performance.

SpectroBAY offers trouble-free integration into existing process control setups. In addition to the spectrometer, the system includes the powerful Analyzer Result Transfer Software (ARTS), which transforms results into file formats that can be forwarded to the control system. Status signals and other analyzer data can be used to flag potential errors and maintenance notifications. ARTS can also be used to compile official documentation and record consumption data and processes.

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May 13–16, 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
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