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Assay Design Using Process Optimization Ideology: A Case for Coupling Assay Development and Liquid Handler Qualification

Monday, February 5
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Room 1B

Scientists typically optimize assay parameters without consideration of liquid handler performance. Instead, default liquid handler values are selected during transition to an automated platform. This study illustrates the importance of optimizing both the assay and any associated liquid handling steps with the overall goal of minimizing variability. Assay optimization parameters such as incubation time and temperature, and liquid handler optimization parameters such air gaps, aspirate/dispense speeds, fluid exit rates, and calibration were all studied. Parameters that bridged assay and liquid handling optimization such as mixing, buffer type and labware were also considered. The aim of this study was to optimize the entire assay and process prior to automation. By evaluating the entire assay assembly process, we aim to reduce variability as early as possible, thereby allowing assay transfer to become less troublesome.

Linda Sheehy

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Nathaniel Hentz

Assistant Director, Analytical
NC State University - BTEC

Nathaniel G. Hentz, PhD. Assistant Director of the Analytical Laboratory at the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC). Since 2008, Dr. Hentz has provided analytical support for the various biomanufacturing processes at BTEC. He has nearly 12 years of experience developing high-throughput screening assays, automating and optimizing laboratory equipment and investigating new technologies with Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Hentz has also served as an independent consultant in the automated liquid handling quality control, microfluidic separations, and ADME/tox fields.

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