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 Calendar of Events

North Carolina's life science community enjoys a vibrant array of activities and events.  This list shows events of interest, including events hosted by NCBIO and other organizations involved in North Carolina's life science community. 


Saturdays, January 30 - Feb 6
8:00 AM- 5 PM
HPLC in Theory and Practice
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Learn about HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography), a chemistry technique used to separate chemical compounds-of-interest from other compounds in a liquid sample. Topics will include an introduction to separation science and detection methods, types of HPLC, instrument orientation, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, as well as sample preparation and analysis. Laboratories will provide hands-on experience. Instructor: Dr. Gerald Picard
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Good Lab Practices: FDA and EPA Regulations
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Develop an understanding of the documentation guidelines required for the generation of acceptable EPA and FDA product registration safety studies. A series of exercises, including a labeling exercise, a protocol review, and adherence to SOPs, reinforce course concepts. Instructor: Dr. Gerald Picard
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Thursday and Friday,
February 4 - 5, 2016
9:00 AM
Cleanroom Gowning Certification
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   This course will include classroom instruction on gowning requirements and the science behind them, followed by a practice gowning lab.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Monday, February 8, 2016
8:00 AM - Tuesday 6:30 PM
BIO CEO & Investor Forum
Location:
  Waldorf Astoria New York
Description:   Now in its 18th year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is the fastest growing investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. If you are not familiar with this conference, download the prospectus and the 2015 conference summary which provides a comprehensive overview as to why this has grown into such a tremendous event.
Sponsor:  BIO
Website:   https://www.bio.org/events/conferences/bio-ceo-investor-conference
Sponsor Contact:  bd_registration@bio.org
 

Monday and Tuesday,
February 8 - 9, 2016
8:00 AM
Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Now in its 18th year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is the fastest growing investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. If you are not familiar with this conference, download the prospectus and the 2015 conference summary which provides a comprehensive overview as to why this has grown into such a tremendous event.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Monday – Thursday,
February 15 - 18, 2016
8:00 AM
Aseptic Processing I
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Practice the basics of clean room operations in a certified cGMP environment. Topics will include basic microbiology, clean room design and control, environmental monitoring, glassware and equipment preparation, solution processing (compounding), and filtration.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
NCBIO Life Science Forum
Location:
  NC Biotechnology Center
Description:   Life Science Companies can find out about the use of social media to follow trends, promote business and response in a crisis. More information will be available soon.
Sponsor:  NCBIO, Womble Carlyle. Other sponsorships
Sponsor Contact:  lgunter@ncbioscience.net
 

Saturdays February 20 - March 12, 2016
8:00 AM
Operations in Biotechnology
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Take a hands-on approach to learning the details of the typical processing steps used to produce a biopharmaceutical in a simulated cGMP environment.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Saturdays February 20 – March 12, 2016
8:00 AM
Preparation and Purification of Biological Samples for HPLC Analysis
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Learn sample preparation and purification techniques used in HPLC determination of trace levels of organic compounds such as drug and pesticide residues in biological samples.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - March 2, 2015 CED Life Science Conference
Location:
  Raleigh Convention Center
Description:   You'll meet innovative thinkers and companies from across the life science landscape, representing biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, digital health, diagnostics, drug delivery, and AgBio.
Sponsor:  CED and co-sponsored by NCBIO and NC Biotechnology Center.
Website:   http://cednc.org/LSC
Contact:  http://cednc.org/contact to find out more including company sponsorships.
 

Wednesday, March 16
8:00 AM<
Introduction to Computer Validation
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   This course gives an overview of computer validation and its fundamental principles, for both automation and information systems.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Thursday and Friday,
March 17-18, 2016
8:00 AM<
Project Execution Planning (PEP) for Qualification
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   A Project Execution Plan (PEP) is much more than a chart showing timescales: it is a document describing how, when and by whom a specific target or set of targets is to be achieved. These targets will include the project's scope, timescales, costs, quality, and benefits.
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Monday - Thursday,
March 21-24, 2016
8:00 AM<
Elements of Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Location:
  BioNetwork Capstone Center
Description:   Expand your knowledge in the application of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the production of biopharmaceuticals.
Website:   http://conted.waketech.edu/schedule
Sponsor Contact:  sschober@ncbionetwork.org
 

Monday, June 6, 2016 - June 9, 2016 BIO International Convention
Location:
  Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
Description:   There’s no better place to connect with biopharma’s top people and most innovative technologies than at BIO 2016. The ideas shared go beyond professional development. You'll benefit from invaluable education sessions, network with 15,000 attendees, visit 1,800+ exhibitors and meet with thousands of companies through BIO One-on-One Partnering™.
Sponsor:  BIO
Website:   http://convention.bio.org
Contact:  http://convention.bio.org/contact_us/
 

 
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