20 - 21 May 2019.  Over 95% of BLAs submitted today contain CE methods for characterization and/or release. This course demystifies the secrets of what happens inside a CE capillary and explains the fundamentals and operating modes of capillary electrophoresis from the ground up, with a special focus on biopharmaceutical applications. The influence of key operating parameters and good working practice will be discussed. The method validation focuses on the ICH Q2 guideline, with many real-life examples from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.

See here for the 2019 brochure.

For whom

This course aims at scientists and technicians that want a better understanding of the technique, or that want to implement or start with CE and want to be well prepared.

Learning outcome

After this course, you will have a better understanding of the basics of capillary electrophoresis and several of its working modes and you will be able to select the right CE mode to the purpose of your analysis. You will have a better understanding about the good working practice and critical method parameters of biotech applications. You will have a good understanding on the validation parameters from a CE point of view as well as from a patient safety perspective and you will be able to make a to-the-point validation protocol. Your gain in knowledge will increase the success rate of implementing capillary electrophoresis in the (bio)pharma lab.

Course content

  • Separation mechanism: what happens inside a capillary
  • Different modes of CE, including CZE, CGE and cIEF
  • CE instrumental aspects and Good Working Practices
  • Platform methods and AQbD method development
  • Method validation purpose and phase-related approach
  • ICH Q2 guideline for analytical method validation

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The 2019 course takes places 20 - 21 May 2019 in Naarden-Bussum, close to Amsterdam. Early bird reduced fees until 1 March 2019. Deadline for registration 15 April 2019. After 15 April, only after contact with Kantisto and based on available space. Minimum attendance 5 people, maximum 15 people. Refund policy: Written cancellation before 1 April 2019 will result in a full refund minus 20 % processing fee. Cancellations made after 1 April 2019 are not refundable, but registration can be transferred to another person. More details in the brochure. Course fee includes two hotel nights and breakfast, lunches, course dinner and course hand-outs.

Kantisto also offers on-site consultancy and courses with content tailored to your needs.

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