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.
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