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July 23rd 2020

4. International Conference on Biosafety and Laboratory

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Conference: 4. International Conference on Biosafety and Laboratory on 30th of November and 1st of December 2020 in Hohenkammer in Bavaria

 

With the events and developments of 2020, the topic of biosafety experiences a substantial expansion onto the field of medical care beyond classic high-safety laboratories. It shows that science, research and stationary treatment of patients with highly contagious diseases all tackle comparable tasks in important aspects: minimizing biological risks, protecting life and ensuring the continuous operation – especially in times when the recovery of patients and the prevention of infections depend upon robust research and analytical results being available as soon as possible. Research and medicine are therefore working on different aspects of the same global health. As a result, requirements, principles and experiences in the field of biosafety are increasingly being integrated into medical research, analysis and treatment of patients with highly contagious diseases.

 

The program for the 4. International Conference on Biosafety and Laboratory reflects the current developments: diagnostics and research during the coronavirus pandemic, hospital preparedness for infectious disease patients and other topics from the medical spectrum complement laboratory topics such as the decommissioning of a BSL 3 laboratory and animal keeping in biomedical research. 

 

This sounds interesting to you? Sign up and discuss solutions and aspects with our renowned speakers. All information on how to register can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Castle Hohenkammer!

Do you have any questions beforehand? Please write to conference@labconcert.de or call us.


July 3rd 2020

SARS-CoV-2 - Behind the Headlines

Webinar: SARS-CoV-2 - Behind the Headlines on 14th of July 2020, 10:00 a.m. (UTC+2)

 

After 6 months into the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we have statistical and epidemiological data that only partially confirm our initial assumptions. In other words: it is time to update our knowledge of SARS-CoV-2.

In this context, Dr Timo Kehl of the German Cancer Research Center presents the most relevant findings and projections after 6 months of research on SARS-CoV-2 and its outbreak conditions. This includes current studies on risk groups, transmission, pathophysiology including organ damage and the resulting requirements for our health systems. By now, previous measures can be reassessed, new conclusions can be drawn and projections can be made regarding the further development in 2020 and 2021.

Our speaker Dr Timo Kehl is Head of the Biosafety Unit at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and since the beginning of this year Head of the Corona Task Force at DKFZ. He has been working towards understanding the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and identifying ways to create a long term safe working environment and minimize the risk of infection clusters at DKFZ.

The issue also concerns you? Sign up free-of-charge and discuss solutions and aspects with our speaker.


June 3rd 2020

Getting it right: Quality Management in Biosafety Laboratories

Online Training (6-part): Getting it right: Quality Management in Biosafety Laboratories
weekly on Thursdays from the 25th of June to the 30th of July 2020, 10:00 a.m. (UTC+2)

In biosafety laboratories, quality management and risk assessment are key to establishing and maintaining a safe working environment and reliable results and thus call for great care and knowledge. Since every successful quality management system incorporates and addresses the specific external context as well as the internal setting of the laboratory, understanding the quality-relevant aspects of biosafety laboratories is essential.

This training treats both sides: the necessary knowledge of quality management concepts and methods, including the topics of risk assessment and uncertainty calculation, as well as the knowledge of biosafety principles. In this regard, the first two webinars give basic input on the application of ISO 15189 and ISO 17025 in biosafety laboratories - for starters and refreshers. The topic of the third webinar is modern molecular diagnostic methods for infectious diseases: the biology and chemistry, their use in the light of the current epidemic situation, as well as general biosafety, biosecurity and biosurvaillance. The next two webinars examine general risk assessment methods and uncertainty calculation in theory and practice, focusing on the tasks and processes in biosafety laboratories. The last webinar covers analytical methods and bioassay validation.

Sign up and discuss solutions and aspects with our speaker Dr. Denys Bilko.

Do you have any questions beforehand? Please write to academy@labconcert.de or call us.

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May 14th 2020

Biosafety requirements while working with SARS-CoV-2: Biosafety cabinets

2-part-webinar: Biosafety requirements while working with SARS-CoV-2: Biosafety cabinets on 04th and 18th of June 2020, 10:00 a.m. (UTC+2)

Increased testing for COVID-19 also means that more laboratory staff has to work with SARS-CoV-2 and needs to be protected as part of fulfilling biosafety requirements. In addition to the use of personal protective equipment, it is essential that work with sample material is carried out in biosafety cabinets.

Biosafety cabinets (BSC) are the most important and most widely used primary containment equipment in microbiological and biomedical laboratories (BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-4) for the protection of workers, the environment and the product. BSC efficacy depends on the selection of appropriate type and size of the cabinet, proper function, correct placement of the cabinet in the laboratory, and how the work on the cabinet is organised and carried out.

Sign up and discuss solutions and aspects with our speaker Dr. Felix Gmünder.

Do you have any questions beforehand? Please write to academy@labconcert.de or call us.


May 5th 2020

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: changes in plan in a BSL-2 laboratory

Webinar: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: changes in plan in a BSL-2 laboratory on 14th of May 2020, 10:00 a.m (UTC+2)

 

The COVID-19 outbreak still influences work all over the world. For biosafety laboratories, too, this means significant adjustments to workflows - despite the experience in dealing with viruses and other pathogens.

 

In this webinar the challenges of keeping up the workflow in a biosafety laboratory as well as the necessary changes are explained. Adaptions in contingency plans and internal operation plans are as crucial as those to stock management and to the communications with sponsors. Personnel safety, risk level, integration of foreign staff have to be evaluated continually and kept up-to-date with the required flexibility, but also with determination. Additionally, our speaker will share his experiences in implementing testing for Covid-19 in his BSL-2 laboratory.


The issue also concerns you? Sign up and discuss solutions and aspects with our speaker Godfrey Tuda (BSL-2 laboratory in Kambia, Sierra Leone).

 

Do you have any questions in advance? Please write to academy@labconcert.de or call us.


April 14th 2020

Organization and layout of the COVID-19 testing laboratory: theoretical and practical aspects towards biosafety and technical competence

Webinar: Organization and layout of the COVID-19 testing laboratory: theoretical and practical aspects towards biosafety and technical competence on 22nd of April 2020, 10:00 a.m

 

This online seminar covers the whole spectrum of microbiological as well as technical measures for COVID-19 testing laboratories: from detection methods to analytical actions, from laboratory layout and flows separation to HVAC system design considerations. Including the topic of risk analysis, we discuss the central aspects of concepts and building solutions keeping in mind that time is of the essence, but also bearing in mind, that laboratory preparedness for this and following health crisis is indispensable.

The issue also concerns you? Sign up and discuss solutions and aspects with our speaker Dr. Denys Bilko.

 

Do you have any questions in advance? Please write to academy@labconcert.de or call us.


June 25th 2019

One-year anniversary: ​​German LabConCert in Hilpoltstein

While the construction site’s own excavator is still purring, German LabConCert GmbH celebrates its one-year anniversary this June. Just as the completion of the bank building of Sparkasse in Hilpoltstein, where the company has its seat, still takes time, German LabConCert GmbH has not arrived at its destination yet. Nevertheless, this first anniversary invites us to pause for a moment and celebrate the achievements and successes so far.


Founded on the 15th of June 2018, the company provides services related to design and commissioning of research laboratories and isolation stations with high standards for biosafety (in particular BSL-3 and BSL-4) as well as GMP areas in hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. The projects take our team to Berlin, Switzerland and the Ukraine, to Norway, Russia and Japan, to international companies such as Novartis Switzerland and public institutions such as the Robert Koch Institute. The circle comes to a close when training and seminars bring the customers back to Hilpoltstein and its surrounding area: With the success of the 2. International Conference on Biosafety and Laboratory in Beilngries with 134 participants from 16 countries, this year’s conference in Neumarkt and the next seminars in Hilpoltstein have a lot to live up to.

 

The task is to conceptualize and commission building and installation technology that meets European and international standards. Achieving the highest possible level of safety for the environment and the employees and creating the prerequisites regarding the building and installation technology for producing drugs under controlled conditions – these are the goals German LabConCert is committed to.


Meanwhile, the usual stuff is coming up: equipping additional offices, setting up workstations, introducing processes and structures and adjusting them to growth step by step, attracting employees and tackling new topics. At this point, at the latest, with the upcoming orders and projects in mind we can conclude: The second year begins as the first one ends – with interesting projects and exciting tasks.


June 18th 2019

Online Academy Program 2019/2020

The webinars on the topic of system solutions for critical rooms in hospitals and laboratories are getting a sequel. Nine speakers and co-speakers in total bundle knowledge and information regarding the daily tasks and challenges of planners, operators, architects and engineers: Take a look at the Program 2019/2020!


We are especially glad to extent the group of speakers by Christian Kern from WOBATECH and Dr. Daniel Kümin from Basler & Hofmann - two proven experts of their field of work. Both speakers will complement the range of speakers provided by German LabConCert as well as HT Group.


Log in from autumn to spring! Contact us at academy@labconcert.de for any questions.

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