The 2010 conference was a success. SCI and BNG worked with Ziva Abraham from Microrite, Inc, a California based company, to offer the Biofilm Conference on the West Coast. The practical laboratory sections and demonstrations were very well received and attendees were already requesting information about the next training session.
Microrite is a California based company providing consulting services and training to Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Combination Products. Microrite provides Microbiology, Aseptic Techniques, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Process Development, Process Validation, Facilities, Utilities and Equipment Validation services to a broad range of clients. Their training is practical and effective.
The FDA presented at our 2009 Biofilm Conference, and it was a success!
In response to numerous requests, SCI, Inc, through its Hot Topics Workshops, has expanded its course offerings through a series of collaborations with other industry professionals and organizations. One of those collaborations includes training on Biofilms. Dr. Wagner and Lucia Clontz, DHSc, Msc are the founders of the Biofilm Networking Group (BNG), based in Raleigh, NC and associated with the Campbell University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Product Development Training Institute (PDTI). In 2009 SCI and the BNG formed a collaboration with the Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center (BTEC) at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, NC to hold the 2009 Biofilm Conference, entitled: Control by Design®: Preventing Microbial Contamination and Biofilms.
For more details on the Contamination Control by Design© (CCbD) concept click here.
Dr. Carmen M. Wagner, president of SCI Inc is co-founder of the Biofilm Networking Group (BNG). Since 2007, BNG has been a non-profit training organization under the umbrella of CUPSI in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, at Campbell University. The BNG conferences have also counted with the support of SCI Inc, The Center for Biolfim Engineering (CBE) from the Montana State University, BTEC at North Carolina State University, and also Microrite Inc, which hosted the 2010 meeting in its training center in Santa Rosa, California.
The group has continued to grow in 2010 and is currently featured in Linkedin, at Pharma Biofilm Networking Group group | LinkedIn
Interested professionals can join the virtual group and participate in discussions, post articles and news about biofilm. Stay tuned for details on the 2011 meeting.