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Course Title: (CANCELED) Good Liquid Handling and Pipetting, Automated Sample Prep and Detection - Hands-on Workshop
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
3 - Environmental Analysis
4 - Sample Preparation
5 - Forensics
6 - Validation
Instructor(s): Petar Stojadinovic, William Herms Course Number: 154
Affiliation: Automation Trainer LLC
Course Date: 03/08/2017 - Wednesday Course Length: 2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Course Date 2: 03/09/2017 - Thursday    
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $1100 ($1500 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Please bring laptop computer. Compliance, Regulations, Standards, Policies, Validation, Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC), Optimization, Best Practices, Business processes, and more for Bioprocessing, High Throughput Screening, Assay Development, Drug Discovery and Development, DNA and Protein Analysis, Biomarkers, Sample Preparation, Testing, and many more life science applications. This course is well suited for the laboratories conducting sample preparation and detection technology for clinical studies, forensics, research, and preparation for production. Proper training and knowledge in the use of automated liquid handling equipment is necessary for research and discovery. Preparing and processing your sample biologics or chemistries with automated equipment, requires skill, technique, and hands-on experience of a laboratory’s liquid handling equipment. If conducting research studies, clinical trials, drug discovery, or developing a product, the understanding of the physical concepts, the operation, and the processing of samples with laboratory automated liquid handlers is critical for maintaining compliances, following or developing standard operating procedures or protocols, producing quality results, maintain quality control, optimizing processing, and following industry standards and best practices that may satisfy Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safety, and/or regulatory requirements. Knowing which automated liquid handler meets your needs with a fitting detection technology for calibrating and qualifying your results requires becoming familiar with the terminology, capabilities and common uses. This workshop course will introduce you to the technology, terminology and capabilities while allowing you hands on experience on actual automated liquid and detection technology to help you understand your results in your delivery realm. The course will also review ISO and NIST. HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT • Master the terminology & methods automated liquid handling • Practice optimal pipetting techniques • Understand reagent & chemical compatibility issues • Become familiar with validation/QC testing techniques & options • Learn proper decontamination techniques • Operate real liquid handling robots with liquids of various sample types and handling characteristics

Target Audience
This course is meant for managers and users of pipetting, readers, and laboratory automated equipment such as Researchers, Forensics and Clinical techs, Chemists, Sample Preparers, Biologists, Product Developers , Service/Application Engineers, , QA/QC users, Lab techs & managers, Sales Reps. Users planning to purchase liquid handling or detection equipment

Course Outline
• Introduction to automated equipment and liquid handling robots
• Safety Issues in the lab
• Liquid handling terminology, issues and techniques
• Reagent and chemical compatibility and handling issues
• Validation and QC techniques and options
• Decontamination protocols
Hands-n Laboratory Exercises
You will work on each instrument's software and setup protocols, adjust settings to handle various liquid classes. You will validate the techniques and measure accuracy and precision. You will fine tuning settings to your liquid class working with varying types of liquids from thin to viscous. You will implore mixing techniques and measure tip-by-tip performance.

Below is a summary of some of the hands-on exercises you may conduct:
o Hands-on sample processing of most major robotic liquid handling equipment
o Samples of varying viscosities
o Adjustments for detection and pipetting techniques
o Tip-by-tip performance measurement

Course Instructor's Biography
Instructor is Professor Petar Stojadinovic who is a calibration and laboratory expert with certifications in IBM Maximo. He has taught at UCSD, Stanford, Harvard, and National University. He has taught the Army Corp of Engineers, GE, Pentagon, Novartis, Pfizer and many other labs. Petar Stojadinović has been considerably active in the forefront of Bio-Information and Bio-Chemical Automation Technology. Petar Stojadinović received his graduate Bio-Engineering degree from WPI. He also received his B.S. in Computer Engineer from UCSD. As a Lab Automation Specialist, he consulted for various automation and instrumentation vendors such as Beckman Coulter and Zymark. In addition, he was an application specialist for Perkin Elmer and Packard Biosciences. He has numerous patents in Drug Discovery and Genomics. Petar was a Senior Systems Analyst and Projects Coordinator for Chiron-Novartis where he researched and solved challenging problems in Drug Discovery and Genomics by applying Bio-Information and Bio-Automation Technology. He has produced various products and algorithms in bio-informatics that have been used through-out industry. In 1995, he was Director of Engineering at Hyseq and in 1996 a Projects Lead at Sequana Therapeutics where he worked on LIMS, HTS, Micro-arrays, SNPs, Sequencing, Genotyping and many other applications. Also, he has advised various Biotechnology Labs in their growth and processes. Petar is currently senior manager and instructor with Automation Trainer LLC and