Australasian Biotechnology (backfiles)
Vol. 11, Num. 3, 2001, pp. 31
Australasian Biotechnology, Vol. 11 No. 3, 2001, pp. 31
FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIAN ORGANIZATIONS
FOR CONTRACT WORK, FOR HIRE, OR FOR LOAN
Code Number: au01043
There currently exists an extensive directory of Australian biotechnology-based
companies. For many scientists and business personnel, however, the capabilities
of these companies are not as apparent. For example, questions such as who has
GMP capabilities? Where do I go for scale-up expertise? Who can grow up bacteria
at a 500L scale? Who has yeast expression expertise? Who can carry out chromatography
on a 20L ion-exchange column etc? These are all questions that may be answered
rapidly if a readily accessible register of capabilities was available. Thus
as a service to the people in this industry, as well as an advertising benefit
to the providing organization, we are trying to coordinate a cataloguing of
existing biotechnological capabilities within Australia.
Analytical services also play an important role in bioprocessing but will be
part of a survey carried out at a later date.
Organization Address, Telephone and E-mail address:
Industry Sector that Organization focuses in:
List type of contract/hire/loan service that you may provide:
How is your facility regulated? GMP, ISO, USP other (specify)
Scale of operation:
o <1L o 10-100L o 100L- 1000L o 1000L-10,000L o >10,000L
Cells worked with: Cell culture, prokaryotic, yeast, viral, other (specify)
List type and scale of equipment used: (if you answered anything < 1L for
scale of work you do not need to fill this next section)
- For growing cells. (e.g. 30L Braun; 20L Applikon etc.)
- For removing cells and cell debris. (e.g. Millipore Prostak; Westfalia Continuous
- For extracting cells. (e.g. Manton-Gaulin Homogenizer; Dynabead bead mill
- For Chromatography columns/systems (e.g. 300/500BPG column; BioPilot, Pharmacia
skid, Millipore Waters Delta Prep etc)
- Filtration equipment.
- Formulation equipment.
- Dispensing equipment.
Please reply to: M. Zachariou, ABA, Suite 2, 112A Martin St., Gardenvale, Vic
3186. The postal address is: ABA, Box 7004 Gardenvale LPO, Brighton Vic 3186.
Replies may also be sent by fax and by email: Fax (03) 9596 8874; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . All queries in relation to the
Questionnaire should be addressed to Michael Zachariou tel: (03)9545 2321
Postgraduate Young Speakers Competition, Thursday 9th August 2001
Call for Abstracts
FBIG is continuing its tradition of offering a forum for young researchers
working in fermentation and bioprocessing science to present their work
to an audience of peers and colleagues working in the industry.
Up to 6 young speakers will be able to present their work in 20 minute
time slots and projection facilities will be available. Speakers from
any Australian university are welcome and include all postgraduates, including
Honours' students. No money is available to subsidize travel. A prize
will be given for the best presentation and an award will be made to all
Closing date for Abstracts is 9th July (see below for details)
A further communication in late July will confirm the program, and call
for RSVPs for attendees.
Time: 3:00 - 7:30 pm followed by dinner
Date: Thursday 9th August, 2001.
Venue: Redback Hotel, Flemington Road, North Melbourne.
Guidelines for Presenters
The competition is open to all recent graduates or students enrolled
in postgraduate degree-by-research projects without an age limit ("Young"
means in early stages of a career). Students should be actively engaged
in work that has a demonstrable fermentation or bioprocessing application
in the future.
Entry to the competition will be by submission for review of a half A4
page abstract The closing date for abstracts is 9th July and they should
be sent to Nick Kotlarski (Phone 03 9388 0655, email Nick.Kotlarski@alpharma.com.au or
fax 03 9388 1259).
Participants will be expected to give a presentation of 20 min with 3
min of questions, depending on the number of successful entrants. Any
change in presentation time will be advised at the time of notification.
The presentation should include a clear statement of the problem and
strategy with emphasis to be placed on the most up to date data and what
has been achieved so far, with brief references to future strategies.
A judging panel will assess: Content, Preparation, Presentation Skills.
Participants should advise on their need for an overhead projector or
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