Analytica 2006 opens its doors for decision-makers from the international lab- scene

    NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Munich Trade Fairs International
 Group, organizers of the Analytica 2006 conference and trade show, today
 announced that the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences
 (EuCheMS) is participating for the first time ever in Analytica 2006.
     The German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Association for Biochemistry and
 Molecular Biology (GBM) and the German Association for Clinical Chemistry and
 Laboratory Medicine (DGKL) are the primary organizers of the conference.
 Analytica 2006 will be held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from April 25
 - 28 in Munich, Germany. The trade fair is an established and most important
 meeting place for decision makers from the international lab-scene (Laboratory
 Technologies, Analysis and Biotechnology / Life Sciences).
     EuCheMS is an umbrella organization for nearly 50 chemical associations in
 more than 30 countries in Europe.   In addition to EuCheMS's involvement,
 approximately half of all the speakers at this year's Analytica conference
 come from foreign countries including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark,
 Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands,
 Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. The conference will focus
 on bridging the gap between science and industry.
 
     Analytica 2006's conference sessions, which comprise over 100 lectures,
 will revolve around three main themes:
     -- Laboratory Technologies in Consumer Protection and for Building
        Confidence
     -- Analytical Tools and New Challenges
     -- From Gene to Life
 
     Approximately one-third of the speakers work in the field of applied
 research. Their lectures are intended to make scientists and practitioners in
 laboratories more familiar with the diversity of analysis methods and
 techniques and help them to make decisions when purchasing equipment.
 Analytica 2006 has also formed, especially for young scientists, a focused
 "poster show" conference track for these young researchers to present their
 latest research and new application findings.
 
     Daily Keynote Speeches
     Each morning the conference will open with two plenary lectures.
     On Tuesday, April 25, this year's winner of the Molecular Bioanalytics
 Award will give the highlighted keynote. The award is being presented by GBM
 and Roche Diagnostics at Analytica, and the winner receives a prize of 50,000
 euros.   This winner will be presented at the opening ceremony on the evening
 before the conference begins.
     On Wednesday, April 26, Leslie Z. Benet from San Francisco will speak
 about the interaction between metabolic enzymes and medicinal treatments.
 Immediately following, Danish chemometrician Kim H. Esbensen from Esbjerk will
 discuss the aspects of sample-taking in analysis, process monitoring and
 quality control.
     On Thursday, April 27,  Francesco Baldini from Florence will report on the
 use of optical fibers for in-vivo monitoring when diagnosing internal
 diseases. In a plenary lecture by Klaus Albert from Tubingen, conference
 participants will find out all about the latest developments in the field of
 NMR spectroscopy.
 
     Analysis, quality assurance conference blocks to cover entire range of
 modern analysis
     The Conference sessions that are being organized by the German Chemical
 Society (GDCh) will revolve around issues of analysis and quality assurance in
 the fields of consumer protection, food chemistry, clinical and forensic
 toxicology and water and environmental analysis.
     "These presentations will clearly demonstrate that chemical analysis is
 much more than just a technical discipline in university research and the
 chemical-production industry, and that it is anchored in the middle of our
 lives," explains Wolfram Koch, Managing Director of the GDCh.
     The agenda includes topics such as the use of high-speed microarrays to
 detect antibiotics in milk, identifying mold mycotoxins, the capabilities and
 limits of diagnosing BSE and testing the quality of water in swimming pools.
 The clinical and forensic toxicology lectures will revolve around identifying
 traces of other types, such as drugs, after an organism has died.
     A second conference block will allow participants to gather information
 about select analysis methods in the life sciences and in material analysis.
 Topics will include chemometrics, bioanalysis techniques and biosensors, the
 use of spectroscopic studies to examine how metals circulate in the
 environment and various methods of polymer analysis, an important technology
 for modern material research. Other symposia will deal with the development of
 increasingly precise and reliable modern analysis methods. The GDCh's Bunsen
 Kirchhoff Award will also be presented within the scope of these events.
     The symposia of GBM on the life sciences will focus on the topics of
 bioanalysis and disciplines in post-genome research such as proteomics and
 glycomics. Some 60 lectures will speak about the latest innovations in
 chromatography and mass-spectrometry, about RNA interference and new assay
 systems being used to search for active ingredients. Topics such as drug
 monitoring and the opportunities and potential associated with nanotechnology
 are also on the agenda. The DGKL's symposium on pharmacogenetics also promises
 to be a popular event.
 
     Of Interest to the US industry
     Analytica focuses on the analysis, laboratory technology, biotechnology
 and life sciences segments.  Given the number of exhibiting nations and the
 presence of international market leaders, Analytica is the largest platform of
 this kind in the world. The show has recently been certified by the US
 Department of Commerce, recognizing it as a leading trade show of the industry
 and a unique opportunity to showcase US products and services.  This year,
 more than 900 exhibitors worldwide are expected, among them some 70 exhibitors
 from the US.  In addition there will be two US Pavilions with 15 US
 exhibitors.  Klaus Dittrich, Managing Director at Munich International Trade
 Fairs, stated: "Analytica 2006 is the perfect platform for introducing these
 new developments to a broad-based audience of international decision-makers."
 
     About Analytica:
     Analytica, which includes the Analytica Conference, is the leading
 European trade fair for analysis, laboratory technology, biotechnology and the
 life sciences, high-tech laboratory automation and data and process
 management. It is held in Munich, the leading trade-fair venue and business
 location in the world.
     Visitors include decision-makers and users from the chemical, medical and
 pharmaceutical sectors as well as industrial and government research
 organizations. Analytica is held every two years and has established itself as
 a central marketplace for marketable products and solutions in the fields of
 instrumental analysis, diagnostics, laboratory technology and biotechnology.
 The 20th Analytica is being held at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from
 April 25 - 28, 2006.
     Analytica is part of Analytica World, the international network of trade
 fairs: Analytica World includes the trade fairs Analytica, AnalyticaChina
 (Shanghai, Sept. 19 - 21, 2006) and Analytica-Anacon India (Bangalore, Nov. 16
 - 18, 2006). Additional information about the fair(s) and the program of
 events is available on the Internet at www.analytica.de and
 www.analytica-world.com.
     Exhibitor and visitor statistics for Analytica are verified by an
 independent auditor on behalf of the FKM (Society for the Voluntary Control of
 Fair and Exhibition Statistics). Exhibitor and visitor statistics for the
 trade fairs held in other countries are also verified by neutral parties.
     Additional information for the press is available on the Internet at
 www.analytica.de under "Press." An extensive archive of photographs from
 Analytica 2004 is available in our online media database at
 www.media.messe-muenchen.de/Analytica.
 
     About Messe Munchen International (MMI)
     Messe Munchen International (MMI, Munich Trade Fairs International Group)
 is one of the world's leading trade-fair companies. It organizes approximately
 40 trade fairs for capital and consumer goods, and key high-tech industries.
 Each year over 30,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, and over two
 million visitors from more than 200 countries take part in the events in
 Munich. In addition, MMI organizes trade fairs in Asia, Russia, the Middle
 East and South America. With four subsidiaries abroad and with 62 foreign
 representatives serving 86 countries, MMI has a truly global network.
 
 

SOURCE Munich Trade Fairs International Group

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