The BD Biosciences Webinar Series is an ongoing, informative program in which senior scientists, professionals in the community, and clinicians present online seminars covering a broad range of topics.

Validation Protocols for Clinical Flow Cytometry

Date: July 25, 2016
Time: 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST / 5 PM GMT / 6 PM CET
Ellen Meinelt, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM, C. Cy.
Technical Applications Specialist, BD Life Sciences

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The FDA defines validation as the confirmation by examination and the provision of objective evidence that products meet their intended use. Flow cytometry validations are complicated, involving many components. These components include but are not limited to instruments, antibodies, reagents, sample preparation and specimens. The analytical methodology used to document evidence of performance must be accurate, specific and reproducible. This webinar will guide clinical labs in performing validation protocols for BD Multitest™ IMK and BD Multitest™ 6-color TBNK reagents on the BD FACSCanto™ instrument platform, and the BD FACS™ Sample Prep Assistant. In this webinar we will review the testing BD did for the FDA submissions for these products and the individual standard operating procedures available to customers integrating these products into their busy labs.


Ellen Meinelt, MS, MLS (ASCP)CM, C. Cy. is a Technical Applications Specialist (TAS) at BD Biosciences with over 27 years of flow cytometry experience. Her TAS support has focused on the clinical and clinical research markets. During her tenure as a TAS, Ellen has facilitated many instrument and assay conversions and implementations.

By attending the webinar you may receive continuing education units from P.A.C.E.* to fulfill your yearly requirements for maintaining your professional license.

* P.A.C.E. is a registered trademark of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). BD Biosciences is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

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