MIT's Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) and the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) are co-hosting a 1-day conference on the growing role of standards in biotechnology. It will take place on Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the MIT Media Lab.
This conference seeks to engage academics, practitioners, and policymakers on the prospects and challenges in establishing standards in life sciences research and commercialization.
Standards are used in all areas of life science research and are critical to assure the quality and safety of biomanufactured research tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics. The purpose of this conference is to identify key opportunities for standards in life sciences research, encourage more systematic evaluation of the role that standards might play, and initiate the formation of a community committed to the development of robust and meaningful standard-setting in the life sciences going forward.
For more information, visit: http://cbi.mit.edu/research-overview/bioman/bioman-news-events/2013-biotechnology-standards-conference/.