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The New Paradigm of Data Intensive/Data Rich Protein Informatics
Eugene Kolker, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, Center for Developmental Therapeutics, Children’s Hospital Seattle
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04.24.15  Final Agenda posted for PEGS Korea September 1-3, 2015


04.17.15  Final Agenda posted for IMVACS-The Immunotherapies & Vaccine Summit August 24-28, 2015


04.17.15  Call for papers posted for Immunogenicity & Bioassay Summit November 17-19, 2015


04.10.15 Call for papers posted for Reproductive Genetic Diagnostics November 18-19, 2015


04.10.15 Call for papers posted for Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics November 16-18, 2015


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Phage and Yeast Display of Antibodies
May 4-5, 2015 | Boston, MA

Life Science Media Library
Introduction to Adoptive T Cell Therapies DVD
May 5, 2014 |
Adoptive T cell therapy has the potential to increase antitumor immunity, enhance vaccine efficacy, and limit graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Recent advances in protein engineering and molecular biology have increased the feasibility of using genetically engineered T cells to treat disease, leading to an influx of new discoveries and techniques. This course DVD will educate viewers on the basic rules of adoptive T cell therapies before delving into strategies for developing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and T cell receptors (TCRs).
Reports
Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor
New to insight Pharma Reports is Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor. This report discusses improvements in invasive procedures (karyotyping vs. cytogenetics), and the rise of noninvasive screening methods and their impact on prenatal healthcare.

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Biomarkers & Diagnostics World Congress
May 5-7, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA
The signature event/conference in Cambridge Healthtech Institute' s Biomarker Series, The Biomarker World Congress/conference 2013 is dedicated to all areas of biomarker research spanning the pharmaceutical and diagnostic pipeline.

Life Science Media Library
Next Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostics Platform
August 19, 2014 |
Next generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized genomics and is now on the verge of being widely adopted for medical sequencing. Until recently, comprehensive genetic testing for genetically heterogeneous diseases was limited by the high cost of traditional (Sanger) sequencing technology. NGS technologies have now completely eliminated this limit such that virtually any gene with a published association to the disease of interest can be tested. Whole exome or whole genome sequencing (WES/WGS) is the ultimate genetic test and many success stories provide a taste of its power. However, while the cost of generating high-quality whole genome sequence data is rapidly dropping, analysis of the enormous number of variants detected is still too complex to implement WGS/WES as a first line genetic test. Targeted NGS-based gene panels are typically an order of magnitude smaller than WES/WGS based testing but follow the same principles. Screening large sets of genes is particularly useful when the clinical diagnosis is uncertain as it eliminates the need for costly and lengthy cascade testing that has dominated genetic testing in the past. Drawbacks are significantly increased numbers of detected variants, which poses novel challenges for post-analytic data analyses. The focus of this short course is on understanding the use of NGS in clinical diagnosis, practical implementation of NGS in clinical laboratories and analysis of large data sets by using bioinformatics tools to parse and interpret data in relation to the clinical phenotype. The concluding presentation is dedicated to quality and standardization of NGS assays.
Reports
Liquid Biopsy: An Emerging Market for Radically Improved Cancer Mgmt
Liquid Biopsy: An Emerging Market for Radically Improved Cancer Management report explores the background, history and basic research of liquid biopsy covering the three sample categories that dominate liquid biopsy today: circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), and extracellular vesicles (EVs, also known as exosomes). This report also details the commercial aspects, market dynamics, and trends of liquid biopsy.

Conferences & Courses
Strategic Alliance Management Congress
May 4-6, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA
The Strategic Alliance Management Congress is the most prominent alliance management event in North America.

Life Science Media Library
Impact of Affordable Care Act and the Sunshine Act on Industry
February 4, 2013 |
In this DVD, we will discuss the new "sunshine provisions" in the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act ("PPACA") and its implications and effects on clinical trial operations. Key topics to be addressed: Insurance coverage and strategies to improve clinical trial enrollment What is the Sunshine Act and what are the company’s legal requirements? Opportunities in the Biosimilars FDA rules and changes in operations What are first steps and strategies to become compliant with state and federal laws? How can companies maintain flexibility in dealing with evolving legislation? What business processes and systems are involved? Implementation struggles: Centralization of all payments; FMV process and standardization and the effect Change Management with Study teams: The balance of compliance and challenges of patient recruitment, site shortage

Conferences & Courses
Difficult to Express Proteins
May 4-5, 2015 | Boston, MA

Life Science Media Library
Operational Excellence in Bioprocessing
August 18, 2014 |
Ensuring quality in bioprocesses that complies with regulatory requirements and mitigates risk often results in very high bottom-line costs. Adopting best practices early in the development process and customizing these approaches to operational excellence from other highly competitive industries are currently taking place in biopharmaceutical production. This course provides both an overview of these approaches along with details about how they work, as well as case studies and data addressing how these innovations have been applied successfully in bioprocessing and the development of biopharmaceuticals. Appropriate regulatory guidance is also discussed.
Reports
Vaccines: The End of Illness
This report analyzes recent trends in medicinal chemistry and evaluates their significance for advancing R&D productivity. We consider technological modalities and market dynamics, with an emphasis on outsourcing and user views on the implications of current practices.

Conferences & Courses
PEGS: the essential protein engineering summit
May 4-8, 2015 | Boston, MA
PEGS - The Essential Protein Engineering Summit is the premier event for antibody and protein science research and the biologics industry, with more than 1,800 participants in attendance from over 30 countries.

Life Science Media Library
Trends in Physical Properties of Drugs
April 22, 2014 |
The physical properties of drugs influence all aspects of their discovery, development, formulation, and administration. They are key to efficacy, effective assays, and in vivo delivery. This course will discuss latest trends and state-of-the art of prediction and measurement of key properties. Properties important for enhanced efficacy, delivery, and formulation pKa, tautomerism, crystallization, others Computational prediction: What works - what doesn’t Experimental best practices
Reports
Vaccines: The End of Illness
This report analyzes recent trends in medicinal chemistry and evaluates their significance for advancing R&D productivity. We consider technological modalities and market dynamics, with an emphasis on outsourcing and user views on the implications of current practices.

Conferences & Courses
Medical Informatics World Conference
May 4-5, 2015 | Boston, MA
Held each year in Boston, Medical Informatics World connects more than 400 healthcare, biomedical science, health informatics, and IT leaders to navigate emerging trends and opportunities in the evolving industry.

Life Science Media Library
Clinical Trial Monitoring and Compliance
February 4, 2013 |
In this DVD, we will discuss the ever-changing role of the CRA and explore ways in which this relationship can be leveraged to maximize productivity with study sites. Key topics to be addressed: How to build and maintain the relationship between sponsor and site Ways to partner with your sites during different phases of clinical trials How to have an enrollment discussion with your site; define mutual goals and expectations How to ensure ROI on territory development activities
Reports
Vaccines: The End of Illness
This report analyzes recent trends in medicinal chemistry and evaluates their significance for advancing R&D productivity. We consider technological modalities and market dynamics, with an emphasis on outsourcing and user views on the implications of current practices.

Conferences & Courses

Life Science Media Library
Strategies for Protein Purification and Overcoming Aggregation
January 20, 2013 |
Together with input from Sarah Bondos from Texas A&M University, Mario Lebendiker of the Wolfson Centre for Applied Structural Biology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides an indepth overview of protein purification with a particular focus on aggregation problems. This course reviews: common causes of protein aggregation during expression and purification, methods to detect the presence of aggregates, the types and properties of chemicals that, when added to buffers, may improve protein solubility, and methods to screen these additives to rapidly optimize the solubility of your protein.
Reports
Vaccines: The End of Illness
This report analyzes recent trends in medicinal chemistry and evaluates their significance for advancing R&D productivity. We consider technological modalities and market dynamics, with an emphasis on outsourcing and user views on the implications of current practices.

Conferences & Courses
PEGS: the essential protein engineering summit
May 4-8, 2015 | Boston, MA
PEGS - The Essential Protein Engineering Summit is the premier event for antibody and protein science research and the biologics industry, with more than 1,800 participants in attendance from over 30 countries.

Life Science Media Library
Trends in Physical Properties of Drugs
April 22, 2014 |
The physical properties of drugs influence all aspects of their discovery, development, formulation, and administration. They are key to efficacy, effective assays, and in vivo delivery. This course will discuss latest trends and state-of-the art of prediction and measurement of key properties. Properties important for enhanced efficacy, delivery, and formulation pKa, tautomerism, crystallization, others Computational prediction: What works - what doesn’t Experimental best practices
Reports
Antibiotic Renaissance: Technology and Market Advances in the War against Drug-resistant Bacteria
Antibiotic Renaissance: Technology and Market Advances in the War against Drug-resistant Bacteria covers evolutionary growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria with a focus in research aspects, commercial aspects, market aspects, and trends in antibiotic resistance.

Conferences & Courses
PEGS: the essential protein engineering summit
May 4-8, 2015 | Boston, MA
PEGS - The Essential Protein Engineering Summit is the premier event for antibody and protein science research and the biologics industry, with more than 1,800 participants in attendance from over 30 countries.

Life Science Media Library
Introduction to Adoptive T Cell Therapies DVD
May 5, 2014 |
Adoptive T cell therapy has the potential to increase antitumor immunity, enhance vaccine efficacy, and limit graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Recent advances in protein engineering and molecular biology have increased the feasibility of using genetically engineered T cells to treat disease, leading to an influx of new discoveries and techniques. This course DVD will educate viewers on the basic rules of adoptive T cell therapies before delving into strategies for developing chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and T cell receptors (TCRs).

Conferences & Courses

Life Science Media Library
Next Generation Sequencing
August 14, 2012 |
If you are confused by the evolving, rapidly changing, and dynamic nature of the Next Generation Sequencing market, then this is the course for you. This course will provide you with a comprehensive, clear outline of the various sequencing technologies currently available, their best suited applications, and which analysis strategies go with what applications in order to get the best answer from the data.
Reports
Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor
New to insight Pharma Reports is Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor. This report discusses improvements in invasive procedures (karyotyping vs. cytogenetics), and the rise of noninvasive screening methods and their impact on prenatal healthcare.

Conferences & Courses

Life Science Media Library
Clinical Genome Sequencing
June 11, 2012 |
The move to push genome sequencing into routine clinical practice requires arguably as much skill in navigating bureaucracy as mapping and interpreting base pairs. This short course provides practical information on crafting clinical sequencing and analysis pipeline strategies while navigating the route of CAP and CLIA certification by those who have sailed through these uncharted waters.
Reports
Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor
New to insight Pharma Reports is Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor. This report discusses improvements in invasive procedures (karyotyping vs. cytogenetics), and the rise of noninvasive screening methods and their impact on prenatal healthcare.

Conferences & Courses

Life Science Media Library
IT Project Planning and Implementation
April 9, 2013 |
Key topics to be addressed: This session is designed to help the project team to understand and create a project plan for the delivery of the project to the portfolio; To provide assistance to project teams in the delivery of the Significant and high visible projects to portfolio where success is critical to both the team and the organization The success of any project depends on the planning activities especially delivery

Conferences & Courses
PEGS: the essential protein engineering summit
May 4-8, 2015 | Boston, MA
PEGS - The Essential Protein Engineering Summit is the premier event for antibody and protein science research and the biologics industry, with more than 1,800 participants in attendance from over 30 countries.

Life Science Media Library
Digital PCR Experiment Design and Primer DVD
October 6, 2014 |
The course will provide a broad overview of microfluidics as an enabling technology for point-of-care diagnostics. The course is constructed to provide a comprehensive overview of the field, starting with an introduction to microfluidics and its principles. Different manufacturing options will be discussed. Emphasis is put on the complete development process for commercial microfluidics-enabled POC-products, covering aspects of development strategies, application cases, markets as well as aspects of commercialization. The course covers the existing product landscape as well as exemplary disease cases with examples from molecular and immunodiagnostics. The course is suitable for scientists, technicians, engineers but also business developers who would like to develop a deeper understanding of microfluidics as a key technology for the development of new product in the POC markets
Reports
Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor
New to insight Pharma Reports is Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor. This report discusses improvements in invasive procedures (karyotyping vs. cytogenetics), and the rise of noninvasive screening methods and their impact on prenatal healthcare.

Conferences & Courses
Antibodies for Cancer Therapy
May 4-5, 2015 | Boston, MA

Life Science Media Library
Understanding EMT: Mechanisms and Metastasis to MET
February 20, 2012 |
Epethelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) plays a critical role in cancer cells, but understanding of its mechanisms is incomplete. EMT causes cells to develop increased motility, invasiveness, and greater resistance to apoptosis. These changes make the cells more like stem cells, allowing them to self renew. This course provides a framework of the underlying molecular mechanisms while addressing stem cells, and cancer progression, cMET and their activity as anti-metastasis agents, and the Mesenchymal-Epethelial Transition (MET) as an essential process for tumor re-initiation, colonization, and metastasis.
Reports
Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor
New to insight Pharma Reports is Prenatal Diagnostics: Invasive testing, noninvasive testing, and rising maternal screening methods for preeclampsia and preterm labor. This report discusses improvements in invasive procedures (karyotyping vs. cytogenetics), and the rise of noninvasive screening methods and their impact on prenatal healthcare.

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