Spinning Safely: Maintaining Biosafety in Centrifugation
June 13, 2023
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Considerable advances in life science research and biopharma have resulted in an incredible diversity of host cells and therapeutic products with varying mechanisms of action. With these spectacular advances has come a requisite evolution in the way biosafety is considered as part of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). GLP and oversight organizations define a framework for protecting laboratory personnel, but degrees of risk differ significantly across laboratories. Thus, biosafety must be implemented and monitored on a case-by-case basis.
Centrifugation is an indispensable laboratory technology for separating and purifying a range of biological materials. Given the ubiquity of centrifuges in life science research laboratories, special consideration should be given to implement and uphold centrifugation biosafety standards. In this webinar we will discuss proper centrifuge operation and maintaining biosafety.
In this webinar you will learn:
- Key principles in laboratory biosafety
- Maximizing biosafety and productivity in centrifugation workflows
- Instrument, rotor, and labware options for maintaining biosafety
Shawn Sternisha, Ph.D.
Senior Field Applications Scientist, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Shawn Sternisha is currently a Senior Field Applications Scientist in the Biotechnology Business Unit at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences where he is primarily focused on the development of novel preparative and analytical ultracentrifuge applications. Shawn also supports market activities across all centrifugation product lines and is responsible for KOL and partnership management. Shawn attended Illinois State University for his undergraduate studies and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Florida State University. Shawn is broadly interested in cell and gene therapy, extracellular vesicles, enzyme structure-function relationships, and expanding applications of ultracentrifugation. Shawn currently resides in Miami, FL with his wife Patty and their dog Ruby. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, running, traveling, and learning Spanish.