ISCT Webinar: Technological Advances in Contamination Testing
Organized by the ISCT NA Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
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Date: November 25th, 2013
Time: 12pm ET to 1:00pm ET
Chair: Olive Sturtevant, MHP, MT(ASCP)SBB,SLS, CQA(ASQ), Director, Cell Therapy Quality Assurance, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts, USA
Speaker(s): Enrique Alvarez, BS, MLS (ASCP)CM, CQA (ASQ), Assistant Director Cell Therapy Laboratory, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Russell C. Marians, PhD, Manager, Molecular and Cell Biology, LABS, Inc.
About the Webinar:
This presentation will review the recent technological advances to microbial detection systems that are available for use on products frequently encountered in a Cellular Therapy laboratory. Not all methods are appropriate for all cellular products, as product matrix may impact detection ability of the testing systems. When selecting testing platforms, one must evaluate the sensitivity, specificity and limitations for each method against the intended use and verify the acceptability for each unique product formulation. Speakers in this session will review the current available methods for Sterility, Endotoxin and Mycoplasma assessment.