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TalkPoint and Life Technologies partner to provide webinar on myths and mystery of cell culture

Webinar to offer cell culture best practices and provide discussion forum for participants

New York(08 Nov 2011)

TalkPoint, the leader in global communications technology, specializing in browser-based audio and video webcasting, and Life Technologies, a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition, today announced that the two companies have partnered to deliver "Cell Culture Best Practices & Tips for Improving Your Culture Outcomes."  

The TalkPoint powered webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 16, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT. Dr. Timothy Fawcett, the director of the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, will lend his biotechnology expertise to the Life Technologies' Gibco® cell culture session to inform attendees on cell culture best practices and tips for improving culture outcomes including:


  • Understanding the in-vitro system and affecting factors
  • Working with components of cell culture media & formulations, serum performance characteristics
  • Cell culture productivity and interrelationship between cell growth cycle & its environment
  • Tips & techniques for maximizing recovery
  • Use of standardized cell lines and future trend


The webinar will conclude with a round table to give participants the opportunity to discuss issues or topics specific to their research or current work.  A raffle will also be held for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle.

"We are happy to join Life Technologies to help extend the audience for this comprehensive biotechnology event," said Nick Balletta, CEO of TalkPoint. "It is a pleasure for us to provide the technology to educate attendees about cell culture best practices and support the biotechnology industry."

"By partnering with TalkPoint for this event, we will bring valuable cell culture information to a broader audience," said Sahil Nock, Global Market Development Manager- Gibco Cell Culture. "We look forward to providing attendees with essential knowledge to advance their research as well as existing and future projects."

Interested attendees may register for the event here: Cell Culture Best Practices & Tips for Improving Your Culture Outcomes

About TalkPoint

TalkPoint is an industry leader in global communications technology, specializing in browser-based audio and video webcasting. Since 1998, TalkPoint's easy-to-use, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud platform has facilitated more than 20,000 live webcasting events per year for the top Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. From investor relations and corporate communications to product launches and continuing education, TalkPoint offers scalable and flexible technology to meet today's business communication needs. For more information, visit                                                                                                                           

About Life Technologies 

Life Technologies Corporation is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance the fields of discovery and translational research, molecular medicine, stem cell-based therapies, food safety and animal health, and 21st century forensics. The company manufactures both molecular diagnostic and research use only products. Life Technologies' industry-leading brands are found in nearly every life sciences lab in the world and include innovative instrument systems under the Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent names, as well as, the broadest range of reagents with its Invitrogen, GIBCO, Ambion, Molecular Probes and TaqMan products. Life Technologies had sales of $3.6 billion in 2010, has a workforce of approximately 11,000 people, has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and possesses one of the largest intellectual property estates in the life sciences industry, with approximately 3,900 patents and exclusive licenses. For more information on how we are making a difference, please visit our website: