NIBSC and the SoGAT advisory group are pleased to announce the 28th International workshop on standardisation.

The 2-day meeting hosted at the MHRA headquarters in Canary Wharf, London, UK, will combine a series of expert lectures and round table discussions that address current challenges in the standardisation of molecular diagnostic assays.

Hot topics for 2019 will include:

  • Challenges for standardisation - Commutability, extraction efficiency and genetic variability
  • Using ddPCR and Next Generation Sequencing in diagnostics and standards development
  • Point of impact testing - how can we standardise and the role of SoGAT 

This is a must attend event for anyone working in infectious disease diagnostics such as laboratory scientists, assay manufacturers, reference laboratories, EQA providers, and those in a regulatory setting.

Confirmed speakers so far include expert representatives from NIBSC, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Public Health England.

Point of care testing 

Point of Care testing brings many benefits including instant patient results and the potential for self-testing but results are only as good as the test itself. However, the validation and calibration of these assays can often be challenging for assay manufacturers.

This year’s meeting will include a session on Point of Care testing to bring manufacturers together with standardisation experts to understand how we can work together to improve the validation and calibration of these assays.  

If you’re a manufacturer of a point of care assay for the molecular detection of infectious diseases, we want to hear about your experiences on assay validation and calibration. Contact us in advance at, or be part of the discussion by registering now

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