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IBC Online Training Courses Announced
IBC Online Training Courses Announced

WESTBOROUGH, MA - July 29, 2009 - The IBC Professional Training Academy announced today the addition of online training to its portfolio of learning platforms. The IBC Online system is based on the state of the art in academic distance learning methods, and offers delegates a convenient, affordable alternative to traveling to a live course.

Each online course topic will be offered in separate sessions held during October, November and December. Each class includes:

  • 6-10 30-75 Minute On Demand Course Modules: The on-demand modules feature the same course instructors as IBC's live courses, and delegates can access the modules at their convenience from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Exercises: Each course module will include exercises, quizzes and reading lists.
  • Course Community: As a participant in IBC's Course Community, course registrants will have access to the Bioprocess Discussion Forum, Resource Library and Glossary of Terms.

For the fall of 2009, the IBC Professional Training Academy will offer the following four courses online:

Introduction to Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing - This course introduces the fundamental processes and operations in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals as well as basic concepts of process design and analytical methods for characterization of biological products. It is for anyone looking for perspectives on the many operations that make up a manufacturing process and help with understanding how they work together to produce safe and effective products.

Carbohydrate Chemistry: Understanding Glycan Structures and Their Analysis - This course reviews the types of glycoconjugates in mammalian cells and their recognized biological functions. The objective is to provide participants with key technical information along with perspectives to enable them to evaluate the carbohydrates present in their own products and confidently select analytical strategies to support the various stages of product development.

Cell Culture and Fermentation Bioprocessing - This course provides discussion of the principles and procedures involved in developing cell culture and fermentation processes for the pilot and large scale manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.

Design and Validation of Immunoassays - The course describes appropriate design and validation steps for immunoassays critical to their successful use in the laboratory. Included are overviews of technologies that can be used to develop assays for testing biological samples for compounds, metabolites, biopharmaceuticals, and monoclonal antibodies.

The registration for each online course session is $899.

Please visit www.IBCLifeSciences.com/IBConline for information on the online courses and to learn more about the 25 courses being offered on the east and west coasts this fall by the IBC Professional Training Academy visit www.IBCLifeSciences.com/courses.


About IBC Life Sciences
IBC Life Sciences is a division of Informa Plc, headquartered in London. Through offices in Boston, London and Singapore, IBC has a twenty-year history of presenting scientific conferences and courses to the life sciences community. The company's researchers and advisors are responsible for producing more than 100 scientific meetings and several hundred courses and workshops each year throughout the world. Informa's publishing organization is responsible for more than 2,000 subscriptionbased academic journals, magazines, newsletters and real-time information services.