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Developing, Analysing and Validating Bioassays and Immunoassays

5-week online academy | 2 hours per week

Next intake begins 3 June 2019

Online Academy

This course will build on your understanding of bioassays and immunoassays, helping you to come to grips with assay development, troubleshooting, performance management and more. Over 10, detailed modules you will understand key techniques for validation design and implementation and how to align to regulatory standards. In addition, you will become familiar with biostatistics and key data analysis methods.

100% of those surveyed who took this course found it to be beneficial in their day-to-day role and were able to apply what they learnt to their work whilst taking the course.

This course is also available as a public training course - check the website for dates>>

What is an Online Academy course? 

Online academy is a new online, interactive and engaging education tool designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

The online academy brings alike professionals together and gives you the opportunity to share ideas and questions via the discussion forum creating your own professional community. Our on-demand feature means the content is available as and when you need it allowing greater flexibility to your professional development and learning. 


Over 5 weeks students will learn through:

  • 10 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisit the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 2 months
  • Access the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Direct contact with the trainer through the forum during the 5 weeks the course is running
  • Additional content such as materials and white papers available to download

Dr. Melody Sauerborn spent most of her early scientific career at prestigious institutes such as the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention in the USA. After successfully finishing her Master of Science, Dr. Sauerborn worked for several Public Relations agencies in the healthcare divisions as project manager. Additionally, she was involved from early age as the CEO of a German spin-off. Succeeding her scientific dissertation in the field of protein drugs and adverse immune responses, she founded ADA InVivo, a biotech CRO in the field of drug safety. Besides that, she also works as a consultant, is involved in another biotech start-up and functions as a speaker/ trainer at international conferences and workshops.

• Understand the basic principles of biological assays
• Learn how to develop bioassays and immunoassays
• Comprehend the necessary biostatistics
• Validate an assay to meet regulatory requirements
• Build measurement systems
• Consider assay layout
• Select mathematical curve models to analyse your data
• Validate and qualify your choice of model

This course is designed for all individuals who develop, validate, perform or monitor bioassays or immunoassays, individuals who develop assay methodologies, assign computational and analysis criteria, measure and validate performance characteristics, perform, evaluate and troubleshoot problem assays, or are responsible for the quality of the data will benefit from the lessons and examples presented. Attendees should have a basic understanding of bioassays or immunoassays.

Introduction to Analysing Bioassays and Immunoassays Online Academy by Dr Melody Sauerborn

In this video, Melody discusses the topics taught throughout this Online Academy.

What happens during an Online Academy course?

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Assay Development – From Scratch to Validated Assays

Over 30 minutes, this webinar will explore the essentials of assay development:

  • Critical factors in assay development
  • Immuno-versus bioassays
  • Design of experiments
  • Matrix interference

This webinar will be led by Melody Sauerborn, trainer for Analysing Bioassays and Immunoassays - Online Academy.

Two modules will be uploaded per week, allowing you to study at your own pace. Your trainer will welcome any questions that arise throughout your course.

Please note that full payment must be made prior to the course start date in order to receive your login details to begin the course.

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