Events Calendar

Sep 18

Australia- Great Opportunity for Defense Contractors

The Maryland Department of Commerce invites you to learn about the new Maryland Defense Diversification Assistance Program that is designed to assist Maryland companies with dependence on US Department of Defense contracts to expand into international markets. The presentation will highlight Australia (particularly the State of Victoria) as a destination for exporting and partnerships.

Why?
In March 2016, Australia announced a 10-year, $146 billion (USD) defense equipment investment program. Annual total defense expenditure is $25-30 billion (USD) and defense acquisition and sustainment is a large part of this figure.

Australia has various defense agreements with the United States including a Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty, which prioritizes interoperability with the US. Australia has no “Made in Australia” mandates.

 

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Sep 19

EAGB Breakfast Series- Leading the Cyber Transformation

Already dubbed a ‘tech hub’, the Baltimore-Washington region has built a solid foundation in cyber activities as they pertain to government agencies and defense contracting. Now a transformation is underway to build up the commercial side of cyber. And that’s precisely what this panel will reinforce.

 

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Sep 24

5th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium

We are pleased to announce that our 5th annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium, “Partnering for Breakthroughs in Pediatric Surgery and Care,” is co-locating in San Jose, California in a joint effort with the Medtech Conference powered by AdvaMed – the premiere gathering of medtech professionals in North America.

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Sep 26

Women Building Bio: The XX Factor

Women of the Virginia bioscience community from across the state will lead this full day event offering examples of working together to build a stronger bioscience industry, stronger companies and institutions, stronger teams and networks, and stronger individuals.

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Sep 28

BioNetworking: Fermenting Innovation - Germinate!!!

Event is for Post-Docs & Professional Scientists currently working in the Therapeutic Areas of:

•Oncology

•Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity

•Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases

•Infectious Diseases & Vaccines

•Related scientific disciplines

Event will include music, games, hors d'oeuvres, drinks.

MedImmune fully supports and abides by the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals. MedImmune cannot accommodate or pay for the cost of a spouse or other guest of a healthcare professional. As such, this event is open to invitees only. If you are a prescriber and/or a Federal, State, or Institution employee, you may be subject to laws, regulations, or rules which prohibit, limit, or require the public disclosure of gifts, meals, or items of value you may receive. We ask that you comply with any such laws, regulations, or rules that govern your receipt of gifts, meals, or items of value. Please bring your State License Number (SLN) and National Provider Identifier (NPI) to the event. These will be used for reporting purposes where required by state and federal law (OPEN Payments). You may look up your NPI and SLN at http://www.npinumberlookup.org/.

 

FAQs

1. Who should attend this event?This event is intended for scientists and leaders of bio Pharma companies only, as the purpose of this event is to connect scientists in overlapping areas of interest.

1. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Attendees are required to show a picture ID.

2. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Please follow signs for event parking & entrance.

3. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions, send e-mail to Sarah Meisheid at meisheids@medimmune.com

4. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? No, all guests must be registered via Eventbrite.

5. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we will have registration check-in for all registered guests.

6. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No, for security purposes they must match. If you go by a nickname that doesn’t match your ID Please Put the Nickname before your legal first name Example: First Name Box: Bob – Robert; Last Name Box: Smith

 

Event is for Post-Docs & Professional Scientists currently working in the Therapeutic Areas of:

•Oncology

•Respiratory, Inflammation & Autoimmunity

•Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases

•Infectious Diseases & Vaccines

•Related scientific disciplines

Event will include music, games, hors d'oeuvres, drinks.

MedImmune fully supports and abides by the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals. MedImmune cannot accommodate or pay for the cost of a spouse or other guest of a healthcare professional. As such, this event is open to invitees only. If you are a prescriber and/or a Federal, State, or Institution employee, you may be subject to laws, regulations, or rules which prohibit, limit, or require the public disclosure of gifts, meals, or items of value you may receive. We ask that you comply with any such laws, regulations, or rules that govern your receipt of gifts, meals, or items of value. Please bring your State License Number (SLN) and National Provider Identifier (NPI) to the event. These will be used for reporting purposes where required by state and federal law (OPEN Payments). You may look up your NPI and SLN at http://www.npinumberlookup.org/.

 

FAQs

1. Who should attend this event?This event is intended for scientists and leaders of bio Pharma companies only, as the purpose of this event is to connect scientists in overlapping areas of interest.

1. Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Attendees are required to show a picture ID.

2. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Please follow signs for event parking & entrance.

3. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? For questions, send e-mail to Sarah Meisheid at meisheids@medimmune.com

4. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? No, all guests must be registered via Eventbrite.

5. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we will have registration check-in for all registered guests.

6. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No, for security purposes they must match. If you go by a nickname that doesn’t match your ID Please Put the Nickname before your legal first name Example: First Name Box: Bob – Robert; Last Name Box: Smith

Oct 12 - Oct 13

2017 Academic Drug Discovery

ADDC and ASPET are joining together again for the 2nd Colloquium on Academic Drug Discovery. We are calling this meeting “Fueling Innovation: Public Programs Driving Drug Discovery” and holding it as a standalone event on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD on October 12, 13, 2017. The first collaborative event held by these two scientific societies in April 2016 and was a terrific success.

 

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Oct 18

Scientific Reproducibility: Addressing Cell Line Authentication, Cross Contamination, Mycoplasma Detection and Antibody Characterization/Validation

 

Bio-Trac® Training Programs is pleased to be conducting a Hands-On "Scientific Reproducibility & Rigor: Antibody Characterization/Validation; Cell Line Authentication; Mycoplasma Detection" training workshop on Wednesday, October 18 – Friday, October 20, 2017 at the MC Bioscience Education Center in Germantown, MD.

Taught by active researchers from the NIH, NIST and Walter Reed, this hands-on three-day workshop is designed for scientists involved in laboratory research using cell cultures and or antibodies. Identified as significant contributors to the current quality-control challenges in cell culture-based research (NIH Workshop on Reproducibility in Cell Culture Studies, September 28-29, 2015), this workshop will address methods and practices to ensure reproducibility and good cell culture practice (GCCP). Benefits also will extend to satisfy the new NIH grant requirements as well as those of publication outlets.

Registration Fee: $895
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis with a class limit of 20.

Special Hotel Rates - $99 per night
Special rates are available for Bio-Trac attendees near the training facility (Holiday Inn Express).

Further registration information can be obtained from Mark Nardone at Bio-Trac® Training Programs (301-802-7708, www.biotrac.com). The following links will assist you with registration and a Bio-Trac calendar of upcoming events.

Topics:
Cross Contamination/Misidentification: Consequences Detection and Prevention; GCCP

Cell Line Authentication: Authentication of Human Cell Lines by STR Profiling Including Data Analysis; STRs Polymorphism; Interpretation of Electropherograms; Levels of Concordance; Artifacts, and Trouble Shooting;
NIST STR Current Status of Standards; Authentication of Non-Human Cell Lines: Isozyme Analysis; CO1 Multiplex Assays, SNPs, and STRs of Standards; Electropherogram Analysis; Lab: Test DNA from a human cell line (PowerPlex 18D) amplifying 17 STR markers and Amelogenin (sex determination marker); Amplify STR regions; Analyze and Interpret CE Data; compare STR Profile to Reference Databases. Non-Human Authentication: participants will run an species-specific multiplex PCR assay that identifies 8 different species that are most common in cell culture (pig, human, Chinese hamster, rhesus monkey, African green monkey, rat, dog, and mouse). The primers are designed so that each species will result in a different size amplicon which can be separated and visualized using gel electrophoresis. Several DNA samples of unknown origin will be provided and participants will be able to identify the origin of species by the end of the lab.

Mycoplasma Contamination: Severity, Causes, Effects and Prevention; Testing Regimens: Efficacy of Various Mycoplasma Tests; FDA Gold Standard, WHO Protocol, Culture test, DNA stain (Hoechst 33258), and PCR Tests; Rescue of Valuable Contaminated Cell Lines; Alterations in Gene Expression; Detection of Transcriptisome Contamination Studies (RNA-seq); How to Detect Contaminated Transcript files using NGS

Antibodies: Overview: Specific Issues Associated with the Use of Antibodies Including Antibody Origins (Mabs vs. Polyclonal Abs), Cross-Reactivity, Genetic Drift of Hybridomas; Care and Maintenance of Hybridomas; Consequences of Using “Bad” Antibodies; Purity of Antibody Preparations: Antibody Contamination, Standard Methods for Detection (SDS-PAGE, HPLC), in vivo vs. in vitro; Purification of Antibodies Bias: Changing Isotype Distribution/Profile of Polyclonal Antibodies Depending on Purification Method; Antibody Validation: Addressing the Difference Between Validation and Batch-to-Batch Variations; Isotype Confirmation: ELISA Based Checks for Contamination with Other Ab; Western Blot: Advantages and Limitations; Immunoprecipitation followed by SDS-PAGE: Overcoming WB-limitation of Many Mabs (how does IP work, how to “adapt” it to use of mabs); Flow Cytometry; Blocking studies: Using Competing Antibodies, Blocking Peptides/Proteins to Verify Specificity

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Oct 23

The Biotech/Health Invitational Golf Tournament

Welcome to the 2017 Biotech / Health Invitational, a DogDenGolf managed event that is being supported by top executives at Medimmune, other Biotechnology / Health companies and Vendors in the region. This year's event will be held on October 23, 2017, at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, MD and will determine the Biotech / Health Executive Golfers of the Year.   

Proceeds from this event will benefit Zaching Against Cancer Foundation (ZACF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation established to provide support to cancer patients and their support networks through scholarships, research and outreach. Money raised by ZACF goes toward several college scholarships, an internship and donation to cancer research and outreach organizations.

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Oct 25

TedCo Entrepreneur Expo

Dec 12

EAGB Annual Meeting 2017