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Automating Laboratory Assays For the Bench

February 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This webinar on automating laboratory assays will teach you how to translate an assay that is performed manually to one that is fully automated, with high quality and with proper validation and quality assurance for regulatory purposes. Why Should You Attend: Automating laboratory assays from manual methods is rarely as simply as bringing in equipment, programming the assay in and letting it run. A certain level of know-how is needed in order to understand the various pitfalls and issues that come with automating an assay. With this webinar, you will be able to understand the steps needed to transfer, validate and maintain an automated assay in the laboratory. First, the session will provide a key understanding of the various steps technicians perform on the bench, as certain methodologies are difficult to translate onto automation. We will discuss how the procedure can be made to work on the automation in a way that is reliable and repeatable. We will cover the validation studies that must be performed and properly scaled to make sure that the automation works reliably, and that any issues involving the method transfer have been properly resolved. Finally, developing a quality assurance plan in concert with both the assay team and the manufacturer of the automation equipment will be discussed, as quality methods have to adapt to the new technology to maintain proper quality. Areas Covered in the Webinar: The webinar will include the following critical information you will need: -What are the individual steps needed to perform the assay on the bench? -How will your assay adjust to your automation? -What are the pitfalls to look out for during the method transfer process? -How scale up the assay validation of an automated system? -How to develop and manage the necessary quality procedures with an automated system? -How to develop a quality plan to maintain the automated assay? Who will Benefit: This topic applies to personnel companies in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. The employees who will benefit most include: -Quality Assurance -Research and Development -Bench Scientists -Lab Managers, Directors -Medical Technologists -Regulatory Affairs -Validation Specialists -Molecular Tester, Technologist, Supervisor Instructor Profile: Todd Graham, is a masters-level bench scientist and medical technologist with a host of experience in both the clinical diagnostics and biotechnology fields. He has work for a number of start-up firms in the clinical diagnostics and biotechnology industries, as well as worked for larger firms within both industries. He has a broad level of expertise in assay development for quality control, pharmaceutical development and clinical diagnostics. His particular levels of expertise are molecular diagnostics, PCR, ELISA, quality control and training of bench level personnel in clinical diagnostics and biotechnology. For Registration: http://www.complianceonline.com/ecommerce/control/trainingFocus/~product_id=703268?channel=limesfinder


February 25, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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