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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. 


Monday, April 28, 2014
8:00 AM
BioNetwork: Medical Device Current Good Manufacturing Practices
Location:
  BTEC 124, NCSU
Description:   This course will instruct students in the principles, requirements and expectations of the U.S. FDA application of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPS) to medical device production. Included in the course contents will be regulatory definition of what constitutes a medical device, the divisions of FDA that oversee medical device applications and compliance, as well how the regulatory risk-based categorization of medical devices effects the scope of cGMPS applied to various types of medical device products.
Sponsor:  NC BioNetwork
Website:   http://www.ncbionetwork.org/current-course-offerings/medical-device-current-good-manufacturing-practices
Sponsor Contact:  yarleyd@ncbionetwork.org
 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:30 AM
Wake Forest Innovations & New Venture Incubator: Frameworks Event
Location:
  Wake Forest Biotech Place Auditorium
Description:   Building on the January and February presentations of Paul Laurienti, M.D. and Jane Turecky and Kristin Kubly this presentation will explore beyond systems "thinking" and delve into the arena of systems "being," identifying the human behavioral qualities and traits necessary for the effective operating of the system. Taking their charge from Dr. Peter Senge, the foremost proponent of systems thinking, that "We simply have to get better at working together", the presenters will offer techniques and tools to hone the human behavioral aspect of any system so that it will work more effectively and productively. In addition, the presenters will facilitate discussion that will draw upon the wisdom of the participants in the room.
Sponsor:  Wake Forest University
Website:  
Sponsor Contact:  mandelsw@wfu.edu
 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
11:00 AM
NCBIO & Sharevault Web Conference: Using ShareVault to Securely Share Confidential Information with External Parties
Location:
  Webcast
Description:   Please join us for a webcast to find out why the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and NCBIO have selected ShareVault as their recommended Secure Document Sharing solution. This webcast will answer the following questions and more: • Why is a Secure Document Sharing solution so important? • Aren't DropBox or email secure enough? • How can I control printing, copying, saving and watermarking of the documents I share? • How can I revoke access to a document that someone has already downloaded? • How can I track who has seen each page of each document I share, when they saw it, and for how long? • Why did BIO and NCBIO select ShareVault as their Secure Document Sharing solution of choice?
Sponsor:  Sharevault
Website:   http://connect.sharevault.com/svault/NCBio_Webcast.html
Sponsor Contact: 
 

Thursday, May 01, 2014
11:30 AM
NCBIO Life Science Forum: Journey to the IPO
Location:
  North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Description:   Join NCBIO Members and hear from companies with recent IPOs talk about their journey that brought them to an initial public offering. The early fundraising, the milestones, the bumps in the road, etc. will be the topic of the next NCBIO Life Science Forum May 1st.
Sponsor:  NCBIO
Website:  
Sponsor Contact:  rle@ncbioscience.net
 

Thursday, May 01, 2014
11:30 AM
Digital Benefits: Private Marketplace Exchange Discussion
Location:
  4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 220
Description:   Join Digital Benefits to learn more about advantages of their private marketplace exchange, and if it is the right solution for your company.
Sponsor:  Digital Benefits
Website:   http://s1516.t.en25.com/e/es.aspx?s=1516&e=115067&elq=9f50deb2812a440f98d0e19166d1e115
Sponsor Contact:  mreynolds@digitalbenefitadvisors.com
 

Monday, May 05, 2014
6:00 PM
BioNetwork: Elements of cGMP Practices
Location:
  BTEC 124, NCSU
Description:   Expand your knowledge in the application of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in the production of biopharmaceuticals. An overview of topics will be covered from current regulations found in the selections of 210/211 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as well as the relevant ICH and FDA guidance documents.
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit/register-online?search=elements+of+
Sponsor Contact:  dhyarley@waketech.edu
 

Thursday, May 08, 2014
7:30 AM
Duke University’s Fifth Annual Informatics Conference: “Clinical Innovation in an EHR Environment”
Location:
  Durham Convention Center
Description:   Join Jeff Ferranti & Kevin Schulman, Duke University physician leaders as they tap their experise in informatics and the business of healthcare to guide discussions around critical EHR innovation trends and opportunities.
Sponsor:  Duke Clinical Research Institute
Website:   http://www.dcrievents.org/register/
Sponsor Contact:  ana.quinn@duke.edu
 

Saturday, May 10, 2014
9:00 AM
2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis Triangle
Location:
  Imperial Center- Winchester Building
Description:   The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk!
Sponsor:  Bioventus
Website:   http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1094723
Sponsor Contact:  cfuller@arthritis.org
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:00 PM
MDMA 2014 Annual Meeting
Location:
  Hyatt Regency Washington
Description:   Plan to attend MDMA’s 2014 Annual Meeting in our Nation’s Capital, May 14-16, 2014. MDMA’s Annual Meeting will cover key issues impacting the United States’ leadership position in med tech innovation, and how we can all help shape the regulatory and legislative agendas. This year’s focus will address the critical role that medical technology plays in improving the quality of life and reducing the costs of care. VALUE OF ATTENDING • Engage industry executives, government officials and expert panelists on critical issues • Hear first-hand updates on the latest news and must have information for med-tech CEOs • Build relationships while networking with over 200 med-tech CEOs and senior executives Attendees will get a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with Congressional leaders and staff to address regulatory and policy concerns.
Sponsor:  MDMA
Website:   http://www.medicaldevices.org/events/event_details.asp?id=366953&group=&utm_source=2014+Annual+Meeting-Shuren+Confirmed&utm_campaign=2014+AM-Shuren+Email&utm_medium=email
Sponsor Contact:  sdevinney@medicaldevices.org
 

Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:30 AM
Digital Benefits: Private Marketplace Exchange Discussion
Location:
  4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 220
Description:   Join Digital Benefits to learn more about advantages of their private marketplace exchange, and if it is the right solution for your company.
Sponsor:  Digital Benefits
Website:   http://s1516.t.en25.com/e/es.aspx?s=1516&e=115067&elq=9f50deb2812a440f98d0e19166d1e115
Sponsor Contact:  mreynolds@digitalbenefitadvisors.com
 

Monday, May 19, 2014
Hands-on Viral Vaccine Manufacture
Location:
  NCSU, BTEC
Description:   This five-day course provides those attending with a broad understanding of viral vaccine production. After first learning about vaccine fundamentals, including virus types, virus structure and basic vaccine immunology, participants will focus on the steps necessary to produce, recover and purify virus, using influenza A as a model. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory activities, participants learn the fundamentals of egg-based and cell-based virus production; virus recovery and purification methods including ultracentrifugation, chromatography, and ultrafiltration. Basic analytical techniques for quantifying and characterizing virus are also examined. At the end of the course, attendees will have a thorough understanding of the “how and why” behind vaccine manufacture and consequently be better equipped to manufacture viral vaccines and troubleshoot vaccine processes.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/vaccine.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
8:00 AM
Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014
Location:
  NCBC
Description:   On May 20, hear from selected investor-ready entrepreneurs as they showcase their companies, breakthrough technologies and investment opportunities. Panel sessions and a keynote speaker will inspire future ag biotech innovation and partnerships.
Sponsor:  NCBC
Website:   http://www.ncbiotech.org/agbiotechshowcase
Sponsor Contact:  amber_niebauer@ncbiotech.org
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
8:00 AM
BioNetwork: Freeze-Drying Fundamentals
Location:
 
Description:   Learn the principles and techniques of preparing lyophilized biopharmaceutical products. Vaccines and API’s are often frozen and then dried to precise moisture content for stabilization and long-term storage. Theoretical and practical experiences of the process are included in the course. (Instructor- Rebel Umphlett)
Sponsor:  BioNetwork
Website:   http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit/register-online?search=elements+of+
Sponsor Contact:  dhyarley@waketech.edu
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:30 PM
NCBIO Legislative Reception
Location:
  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Description:   Please Save the Date for our Legislative Reception on May 20, 2014 at the Nature Research Center, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Plan to join NCBIO members for an evening reception with the North Carolina General Assembly for the opportunity to connect with your legislators and promote the life sciences in North Carolina.
Sponsor:  NCBIO
Website:  
Sponsor Contact:  rle@ncbioscience.net
 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:30 AM
QuickSTAT Life Sciences Transportation Seminar- NC
Location:
  North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Description:   Transportation of biological substances and infectious materials has become increasingly challenging. With heightened enforcement and penalties by the FAA, along with new regulations and requirements, shippers need to know more and do more than ever before. Our specialists will provide a full explanation of the new laws and requirements so you can package, classify and ship clinical specimens correctly and in compliance. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: - Learn the new laws and how they affect you - Avoid costly incidents and delays - Avoid legal penalties - Understand new classification criteria - Learn proper handling, labeling, packaging and shipping - Ensure the integrity of your critical shipments Answer enforcement questions correctly if you are audited
Sponsor:  QuickSTAT
Website:   http://eventreg.qicstat.com/event00024/add_attendee
Sponsor Contact: 
 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
1:00 PM
cGMP Biomanufacturing Operations
Location:
  NCSU, BTEC
Description:   To obtain a basic knowledge of biomanufacturing operations and how cGMP requirements are implemented at commercial scale. Engage in pilot-scale laboratory experiences that examine process utilities, media and solution preparation, bioreactor operation, centrifugation, chromatography, and tangential flow filtration in a simulated commercial cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) facility.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/cgmp.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Assay Development and Validation for Biomolecules
Location:
  BTEC, NCSU
Description:   Gain a fundamental understanding of successful bioanalytical assay development and validation. Get hands-on experience with designing and developing an ELISA. After assay optimization, the ELISA will be validated by considering ICH guideline Q2(R1) and FDA Guidance: Bioanalytical Method Validation. Gain an appreciation for the complexities involved in biopharmaceutical analysis. Learn about troubleshooting, data analysis and experimental design. This course is composed of primarily hands-on activities with some lecture.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/assay.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
GE Chromatography Column Packing July 15–17, 2014
Location:
  NCSU, BTEC
Description:   A well-packed chromatography column is critical to achieving the required purity for a biopharmaceutical product. Poor column packing causes uneven flow in the bed. Uneven flow compromises the chromatographic separation and results in loss of product quality. Unfortunately, as those who work in a downstream manufacturing environment will tell you, column packing can be among their most challenging tasks. This course is designed to help overcome the challenge of column packing by providing hands-on packing experience and equipping you with the information needed to design procedures that ensure you get packing right the first time. This three-day course includes both lecture and hands-on activities taught by experts from GE Healthcare, one of the world’s leading suppliers of chromatography supplies and equipment for the biopharmaceutical industry.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/chromatography.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Biopharmaceutical Analysis
Location:
  BTEC, NCSU
Description:   Gain a fundamental understanding of analytical technologies used in biomanufacturing QC/analytical laboratories. Get hands-on experience with HPLC, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, gel/capillary electrophoresis and ELISA. Gain an appreciation for the various tools available for biopharmaceutical analysis. Learn about troubleshooting, data analysis and experimental design. This course is composed of primarily hands-on activities with some lecture.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/analysis.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Plant Molecular Pharming – Systems and Applications
Location:
  NCSU, BTEC
Description:   Interest is growing in the production of proteins through genetic engineering of plants, referred to as plant molecular pharming. By attending this course, you will gain a fundamental knowledge of the use of plant systems for molecular pharming. Through lectures, you will get an in-depth look at different plant systems and the advantages and limitations of each. Lectures will also compare molecular pharming to protein production using cells, such as E. coli and CHO, grown in a bioreactor. In labs, you will be introduced to some of the different plant systems, including methods to generate transgenic plants, maintain plants and plant cultures, and harvest and process bioactive compounds.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/plant.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
7:00 AM
GE Chromatography Column Packing August 12-13
Location:
 
Description:   A well-packed chromatography column is critical to achieving the required purity for a biopharmaceutical product. Poor column packing causes uneven flow in the bed. Uneven flow compromises the chromatographic separation and results in loss of product quality. Unfortunately, as those who work in a downstream manufacturing environment will tell you, column packing can be among their most challenging tasks. This course is designed to help overcome the challenge of column packing by providing hands-on packing experience and equipping you with the information needed to design procedures that ensure you get packing right the first time. This three-day course includes both lecture and hands-on activities taught by experts from GE Healthcare, one of the world’s leading suppliers of chromatography supplies and equipment for the biopharmaceutical industry.
Sponsor:  Denis Jackson
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/chromatography.php
Sponsor Contact:  dsjacks2@ncsu.edu
 

Monday, December 08, 2014
7:30 AM
DCRI Informatics Conference
Location:
  Durham, NC
Description:   The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) brings leaders together to discuss critical health sector topics and to provide impetus for positively shaping the global health care community. In addition to strengthening relationships between Duke University and leading health-related organizations, these conferences bring to light many of the dynamic trends shaping the health care segment today and provide opportunities for senior health care leaders to shape future solutions and outcomes.
Sponsor:  Duke Clinical Research Institute
Website:   http://www.dcrievents.org/
Sponsor Contact:  ana.quinn@duke.edu
 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Microbial Contamination Control in Bioprocessing Operations
Location:
  NCSU, BTEC
Description:   Gain a fundamental understanding of sources of microbial contamination in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Learn how to evaluate contamination risks and implement corrective and preventative measures to ensure a state of microbiological control in facilities and processes. Learn about recent regulatory expectations for control of contamination.
Sponsor:  NCSU
Website:   http://www.btec.ncsu.edu/industry/short_courses/microbial.php
Sponsor Contact:  Melody_Woodyard@ncsu.edu
 

 
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