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
-- 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
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
Analysis, quality assurance conference blocks to cover entire range of
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."
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
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
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