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CASSS Shares CE Pharm Workshop Discussion Summaries

Monday, July 25, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeanne Marie Tokunaga
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CASSS is supporting refinement of scientific processes by publishing summaries of workshop discussions held at its annual CE Pharm meeting.

The following workshop discussion summary papers are now available under the Resources menu item at

  • Troubleshooting CE-SDS: baseline disturbances, peak area repeatability and the presence of ghost peaks
  • Invalid rates workshop: CE-SDS

These workshops were held at the CE in the Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industries: 17th Symposium on the Practical Applications for the Analysis of Proteins, Nucleotides and Small Molecules in New York in 2015. The CE Pharm conference aims to bring together CE users from academia and industry, along with instrument vendors and regulatory agencies, in order to foster collaborative discussions and advance the application of CE.

Jiann-Kae Luo, co-chair of the CE Pharm symposium, said the workshop discussions were documented to move discussion forward in the future, rather than relive the same conversations.

“CASSS compiled these summary papers as a reference so we need not rely on tribal knowledge for issues that have already been discussed in the past,” Luo said. “The summaries provide a record of unresolved issues to facilitate future workshop planning.”

The papers have been published on the CASSS website to provide easy access for workshop attendees and other interested parties as well as a “sustainable, long-term solution” to archiving these discussions.

Luo said the documentation has the potential to help attendees advance their scientific process.

“Attendees can cross-check the papers against their own notes, or reference these within their own organizations as justification for new practices,” Luo said.

The troubleshooting workshop solicited real-life examples of difficult troubleshooting issues from the attendees. These were submitted anonymously prior to the start of the conference and presented by the organizers for discussion at the workshop.

For the invalid rates workshop, CASSS responded to growing interest for an objective measure of the invalid rates for analytical methods used by many pharmaceutical industries by undertaking a survey to understand how invalid rates are defined and tracked at different companies. The survey results served as the basis for workshop discussion.

CE Pharm 2016 will be held Sept. 25-29 in San Diego. Registration is available here.

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