Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last Call to Register for the China Days meeting

EBF Knowledge Exchange Meeting

China Days

11-12 September 2014, Maritim Hotel Berlin, Germany

In a previous post below you will find the final agenda for the China Days meeting which will be held at the Maritim hotel in Berlin from 11-12 September. The meeting is intended for scientists and managers from the areas of bioanalysis, clinical development and clinical operations, quality assurance and regulatory either from the pharmaceutical industry or contract research organisations. The program is constructed to have an optimal exchange of knowledge between scientists from the various disciplines from East and West on doing studies in China.

The costs for this unique meeting are 320 euro, including a meeting package, refreshments, lunch and a cocktail reception. To register go to and follow the link to our secure registration system. Note that registration via the website closes on 7 September and that thereafter only on-site registration in cash is possible. The fee for on-site registration is 500 euro. 

Detailed information on the meeting can be found at the conference website:

With kind regards and looking forward to see you in Berlin, 

On behalf of the EBF and CBF
Margarete Brudny-Kloeppel and Peter van Amsterdam

EBF – Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EBF Lab Manual

EBF has issued a lab manual to help standardize the flow of information and sampling procedures in clinical trials. Download now by following this link.

This lab manual is the product of a dedicated EBF team which developed it and discussed it with specialists from clinical operations and central laboratories at the February 2014 Focus Workshop in Brussels.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Vote now for the 2014 winner of the Young Investigator Award

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Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award 2014. Sponsered by Waters. Associated with EBF.
Who will win the 2014
Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award?
Every year Bioanalysis recognizes some of the brightest young scientists in the field in its Young Investigator Award.
This year 15 young scientists were nominated for the Award. Now our advisory panel have helped us to narrow the field down to the five most exceptional candidates:

Vote now to help us choose our winner!
To help you decide, each finalist has submitted a 5 minute presentation on their work.

Follow the links to see the presentations in full.

Cristina Guallar Hoyas

Voting closes on 31st August.

The Award is held in association with Waters and the European Bioanalysis Forum, with the winner receiving US$1000, a year’s subscription to Bioanalysis and free open access for their next article published in the journal. They will also have the chance to accept their award in person and present their work at the European Bioanalysis Forum Symposium in November.
Vote Now


Agenda China Days "Meet the Dragon" EBF meeting

Day 1 – Thusday 11 September 2014
09:00 – 11:00      Registration
11:00 – 11:05      Welcome
11:05     13:00     Doing business in China
·         Christian Goedel (SinaLingua)
Cultural awareness: things can be confusing, pitfalls, keeping face, etiquette
·         Yang Liu (Yang Liu Design)
East meets West – Yang Liu’s personal experience on cultural differences
·         Discussion
13:00 – 14:00      Lunch
14:00 – 15:30      Quality systems and Regulatory Processes
·         Jianan Wang (CFDA)
Submissions and inspections
·         Andrew Gray (MHRA)
Is GLP an appropriate standard for laboratories that analyse samples from human clinical trials? – A European perspective
·         Philip Timmerman (Janssen R&D)
Bioanalysis in China: working in the intersection of global regulations and OECD-GLP
·         Discussion
15:30 – 16:00      Tea Break
16:00 - 18:00       Bioanalytical Guidelines
·         Daniel Tan (ICON)
·         Dafang Zhong (Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica)
Guideline on bioanalytical method validation in China
·         Daniel Tang (ICON)
CBF activities and involvement in guideline conception and review
·         Discussion
18:00 – 19:00      Reception
Day 2 – Wednesday 12 September
8:30 – 10:30        Clinical studies
·         Peter van Amsterdam (Abbott Established Pharmaceuticals Division)
Introduction to Clinical Trial Applications
·         Pei Hu (Peking Union Medical College Hospital)
Early Phase clinical studies
·         Huafang Li (Shanghai Mental Health Center)
Late Phase Clinical Trials
·         Discussion
10:30 – 11:00      Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:50      Learning by doing
·         Margarete Brudny-Klöppel (Bayer Pharma AG)
How to get the business started
·         Fan Ji (Covance)
Operational and Compliance challenges of setting up Bioanalytical Lab in China
·         Johanna Beekman (Bayer Pharma AG)
Bayer’s experience in sample exportation from China
·         TBD
Central lab perspective
·         Discussion
12:50 – 13:00      Reflections and Close out
13:00 – 14:00      Lunch

Coming EBF meetings

Knowledge Exchange meeting: China Days - Meet the Dragon
11-12 September 2014, Berlin

  • To register for the meeting and for more info on the venue and program, visit the conference site:
  • Registration fee for the meeting is € 320. After 7 Sep, only on-site registration is possible at a fee of € 500 (cash payment only). 

1st EBF Young Scientist Symposium - “Unleashing the Future”
18 November 2014, Barcelona

  • More info on the meeting can be found on the YSS page at the 2014 Open Symposium conference site:
  • The call for speakers is still open. Abstracts can be send until Sept. 15th, using the “Oral presentation and Poster submission form
  • To register for the meeting, use the ‘Meeting registration form’
  • Registration fee for the meeting is € 150. Registration fee is waived for EBF member company delegates and YSS speakers. After 12 Nov 2014, only on-site registration is possible (€ 200, cash only – incl. for EBF member delegates)

7th EBF Open Symposium: Beyond the Horizon
19-21 November 2014, Barcelona

  • To register for the meeting and for more info on the venue and program, visit the conference site
  • Registration fee for industry/private is € 450 (academia/YSS delegates pay € 300). Registration via the website closes on 15 November 2014. After that date, only on-site registration is possible at a fee of € 700 (cash payment only). 
EBF conferences are organised as a non-profit event by the European Bioanalysis Forum VZW

Friday, August 1, 2014

Young Investigator Award 2014

The EBF is committed to foster talent and to provide young scientist an opportunity to actively participate in and contribute to the international bioanalytical discussions. In line with this commitment, the EBF will organize a Young Scientists Symposium on 18 November and has reserved time to celebrate the winner of the 2014 Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award at the upcoming 7th EBF Open Symposium (Barcelona, 19 - 21 November 2014). The winner will present his/her work during an oral session in the main auditorium on the third day. For those who remember the inspiring presentations from the previous winners, you won’t want to miss this.


Voting for the Bioanalysis Young Investigator Award 2014 has officially opened! Visit the Zone to vote in our simple online poll to help determine the winner of this year’s award. Senior Editors of Bioanalysis have narrowed the field down to the five most exceptional candidates, listed below:

Casey Burton (Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO, USA) Cristina Guallar-Hoyas (Imperial College, London, UK)
XiuJun (James) Li (University of Texas at El Paso, TX, USA)
Peter Nemes (Department of Chemistry, The George Washington University, DC, USA)
Adam Shuhendler (Radiology, Stanford University, CA, USA)

Follow the links above to view the finalist profiles, each finalist has also submitted a 5-min presentation on their work to help you make your choice.

Voting will close on the 31st August, so vote now and have your say!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

China Days meeting: Request for input

Our speakers of the clinical studies session are interested to learn from you which aspects, which questions, you would like them to address in their presentations. It specifically concerns these two talks:

• Early Phase clinical studies (Pei Hu, Peking Union Medical College Hospital)
• Late Phase clinical studies (Huafang Li, Shanghai Mental Health Center)

Please send your questions to so that we can help the speakers building an even better program. Many thanks in advance

EBF 2014 Annual Meeting - 7th Open Symposium, Hesperia Tower, Barcelona, Spain

Monday, July 7, 2014

EBF-YSS: Young Scientists on Facebook and Linkedin

This year on 17 November, EBF will organize its first Young Scientists Symposium. A meeting targeted for young bioanalytical scientists of less than 35 years of age or with less than 5 years of experience in the bioanalytical sciences. 

To communicate about the meeting, discuss the science and to connect an EBF-YSS facebook page ( has been made as well as a group on Linkedin:

Are you a young Bioanalyst from Pharma, Biotech, CROs and Academia, motivated and full of energy and passion to drive science forward? The YSS is a great opportunity to highlight the scientific excellence going on around us, connect with each other and learn more about the important contributions that we are making to achieve our scientific goals