Newsletter | July 27, 2011

7.27.11 -- A Simple, Nonleaching, Blocking, Protein-Free Immunoassay

Clinical Leader
A Simple, Nonleaching, Blocking, Protein-Free Immunoassay: New Insight For Immunoassay Developers
By Yanhe Tong, Ph.D. and Linglong Zou, Ph.D.

As a gold standard bioanalytical methodology, immunoassays are widely used to support biopharmaceutical development. Despite various improvements in assay technology in the last 30 years, it remains a major challenge to maintain low assay background, especially when running an immunoassay with biological samples.
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Adaptive Study Design
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9th MSL Best Practices/14th Investigator Initiated Trials
September 26 to 27, 2011
San Diego, CA

The co-located 9th MSL Best Practices and 14th Investigator Initiated Trials conferences have a long history of offering targeted and highly valuable for MSL, IIT, Medical Affairs, and related professionals. Both conferences share networking breaks, luncheons, and receptions.