New Webinar on Cell Potency Assays and Outsourcing, hosted by Xtalks

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Xtalks presents a live webinar on November 15, 2012 at 1:00pm EST entitled Outsourcing Cell Based Potency Assays: Perspectives from a Sponsor and a Contract Testing Laboratory. Keynote speakers Drs. Weihong Wang (Manager of Molecular and Cell Biology Services at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories) and Darrren Kamikuri (a Research Scientist with Eli Lilly and Co) will focus on what researchers need to know about current trends, and regulations governing, outsourcing cell potency assays. For information about this event or to register, visit:

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The characterization of a biological product – including its biological activity and purity, in addition to physicochemical and immunochemical properties – is necessary for establishing the safety and efficacy profile of a given product. However, the complex nature of biological assays creates challenges in managing outsourced cell based potency assay projects.

Xtalks presents an exciting new webinar reviewing key issues related to cell based potency assays, from current regulatory expectations to trends within the industry.

Lancaster Laboratories manager Dr. Weihong Wang and her colleagues will review:

  •     Current regulatory expectations for cell based potency assays
  •     Phase appropriate qualification/validation strategies
  •     Life cycle management of cell based potency assays
  •     Points to consider when working with contract testing laboratories

This presentation will offer perspectives from both a sponsor as well as a contract testing laboratory with regard to the logistics of outsourcing cell based potency assays. Esteemed experts will also provide recommendations aimed to help biopharmaceutical companies effectively manage their outsourced programs.

For more information about this event or to register, visit:

Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global Life Sciences community. Every year thousands of industry practitioners turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

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Karen Lim (416) 977-6555 ext 227

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