Phage Consultants presents new bioprocess contamination insights to ISBioTech 2016
Press Release | Phage Consultants
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
Gdansk, Poland: – Specialist Polish-based CRO Phage Consultants (PC) will return to the International Society for BioProcess Technology’s ISBioTech Fall Meeting in Virginia next month to present new bacteriophage contamination control solutions.
For the third time in the event’s four-year history, Phage Consultants CEO Dr. Marcin Los is an invited speaker. His lecture ‘Recovery After Phage Contamination: a White Glove Test Essential’ will present new insights on previously not known aspects of phage contamination in facilities.
“We have attended every ISBioTech fall meeting since inception,” said Dr., Marcin Los.
“This year, we will be able to use this influential meeting to educate fermentation managers about the necessity of proper handling of all bacteriophage contamination events and more thorough facility cleaning regimes,” said Dr. Los.
“We’re looking forward to taking part in the partnering meetings to meet fermentation managers to show how our contamination control services can do more with less” he explained.
“We will also be able to highlight the growing need to improve controls of proper phage eradication and show how our contamination control services can provide valuable solutions for process hygiene, facility cleaning and facility disinfection,” added Dr. Los.
About Phage Consultants
Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that infect bacteria. First discovered around 1915, phages play an important role in viral biology, used to elucidate DNA viral reproduction through lytic and lysogenic cycles. They have been used for almost a century as alternatives to antibiotics and can have therapeutic effect against multi-drug-resistant strains of many bacteria.
Based in Poland, Phage Consultants is a contract research and manufacturing organization that specializes in bacteriophage detection and characterization and production. PC have become world leaders in using the power of bacteriophage technology in bioprocess infection and contamination control and assisting companies whose production is based on microbial activities in preventing bacteriophage contamination, along with bacterial, fungal and viral contaminations.
Phage Consultants are also specialists in the field of bacteriophage biology with specific expertise on phage activity in bioprocessing. Its team provides unique assistance to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, offering a range of services from personal training to consulting and process optimization in phage growth limitation. The company also advises and assists clients in the development of new production facilities.
The International Society for BioProcess Technology (ISBioTech) was established in 2010 to advance process and analytical techniques, making the latest bioprocess technology readily available to organizations developing and producing biopharmaceuticals worldwide.
The society’s fourth Fall Meeting is a three-day event opening December 12. As with the previous 2015 meeting, the event is being held in the eastern state of Virginia, at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.
This innovation-focused meeting will once again feature three streams on Cell Banking, Process Analysis & Automation and Contaminant Control, covering product development from start to finish, taking in a wide-range of applications including vaccines, antibodies, recombinant proteins, viral vectors, and cellular therapies.
The meeting will share techniques and best practices needed to establish stable and well-characterized cell banks; the latest technologies to prevent, identify, and clear contaminants; as well as the latest analytical technology, and how it can be used to automate various unit operations and integrated, continuous processes. It will also discuss best applications of single-use components and systems, along with the most powerful single-use sensors.
ISBioTech is organized by International Society For Bioprocess Technology with more information available at: http://www.isbiotech.org/4thfallmeeting
Dr. Marcin Los, CEO, Phage Consultants
Tel: +48 503 636 224
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