The first centrifuge was developed in the late 1800s and it has since been established as a staple technology in virtually all research laboratories and industrial manufacturing facilities. In biological workflows, centrifugation plays a pivotal role in cell culturing and downstream processing as a simple, efficient purification solution. Because easy-to-use centrifuges have been a lab staple for decades, many workflows leave room for improvement and optimization.
In this webinar, we will discuss centrifugation from an overall workflow perspective, with the goal of providing general considerations and improvements to boost overall process efficiency.
In this webinar you will learn:
- The role of the centrifuge in the context of the entire laboratory
- Considerations for choosing the right centrifuge and labware
- Strategies for minimizing contamination
- Strategies for maximizing yield/recovery
- How to maximize user safety and compliance
Shawn Sternisha, Ph.D.
Senior Field Applications Scientist, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Shawn Sternisha is currently a Senior Field Applications Scientist in the Biotechnology Business Unit at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences where he is primarily focused on the development of novel preparative and analytical ultracentrifuge applications. Shawn also supports market activities across all centrifugation product lines and is responsible for KOL and partnership management. Shawn attended Illinois State University for his undergraduate studies and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Florida State University. Shawn is broadly interested in cell and gene therapy, extracellular vesicles, enzyme structure-function relationships, and expanding applications of ultracentrifugation. Shawn currently resides in Miami, FL with his wife Patty and their dog Ruby. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, running, traveling, and learning Spanish.