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Upcoming SEQ™ Rapid Molecular Methods Seminar

Applied Biosystems will be hosting another FREE SEQ™ Seminar on September 9, 2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The seminar will provide an overview of rapid molecular methods for pharmaceutical manufacturing with a focus on microbiology and Real-Time PCR based analytics. Applications in industry will be presented by users from both traditional pharmaceutical as well as biopharmaceutical companies, testing labs, and R&D facilities. A summary of the agenda is provided below and you can view the entire program and register for the FREE event by visiting

Rapid Molecular and Microbiological Methods: The Link Between Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Quality by Design Principles
Chair: Dr. Michael Miller, President, Microbiology Consultants, LLC

Cell Culture Surveillance Panel: Safeguarding Your Cell Culture Processes from Key Bacterial and Viral Contaminants
Rapid sample preparation and sensitive detection of Mycoplasma, MMV and Vesivirus. Applied Biosystems.

In Process Testing for Mycoplasma Contamination: Benefits for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
Lia Jeffrey, Pfizer

Sample Prep Automation: Maximizing Your Residual DNA Testing Throughput
Tested workflow using the resDNASEQ™ CHO Residual DNA Quantitation System. Applied Biosystems.

Accurate Identification of Bacterial and Fungal Contamination in Your Product and Environment
Highly accurate identification of bacterial and fungal contaminants in less than 5 hours with the MicroSEQ® Microbial Identification System. Applied Biosystems.

Implementation of the MicroSEQ® Microbial Identification System in a Quality Control Lab
Kenny Chan, Biogen Idec

Panel Discussion – Ask the Experts
Moderated by Chair - Open Q&A with all speakers, subject matter experts and Applied Biosystems representatives.

Optional Sessions
MicroSEQ® Software demo.

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