Upgrade Your Skills and Unleash The Real Power of PLA

This training is for PLA 3.0 users with the desire to bring their skills to the next level. It is the fastest and easiest way to understand the advanced features of PLA 3.0.

We offer the PLA 3.0 Super User Training as a 2-day training event for a small group. The small-group setting allows us to customize the training agenda to the individual requirements of the participants and to answer your specific questions.

The training is a mixture of presentation, exercises and discussion. Each participant will work with his/her own laptop computer and receive a PLA 3.0 database with exercises. We are going to provide a checklist regarding installation requirements in advance.

The PLA 3.0 Super User Training covers a choice of:

  • Introduction to PLA 3.0
  • What has changed from PLA 2.x?
  • Basic Operations
  • Capabilities (Document Types)
  • Advanced Operations
  • Workflow Support
  • Template Generation
  • Statistical Aspects
  • Setting up complex assays
  • IT Administration
  • Validation

A more detailed agenda is available as PDF.



During the training, two protocols (a simple and a sophisticated protocol) will be implemented for use by operators.

When you’ve been working with PLA 3.0 for any length of time, you will have noticed that it is a very powerful software for biological assays. But people often overlook that the software can do way more than just calculate biological assays. It is also capable of controlling more complex scenarios including automated calculation of reportable values from a number of assay runs.

And beyond this, it is capable of applying tests on these reportable values as well as handling retest scenarios - even in multi-product assays. This can be done by using the Basic Bioassay Protocol. If you haven’t heard of these features up to now, then you should definitely consider taking a Super User Training.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Open Trainings

Who should attend?

  • End users of PLA 3.0
  • Bioassay scientists
  • Functional administrators
  • Statisticians
  • System administrators
  • Template designers
  • Quality and validation professionals

Who is going to be the trainer?

Right now, we have two PLA trainers, Dr. Ralf Stegmann (our CEO) and Dr. Matthias Schmitt (one of our scientific consultants). Both know the software inside out. In fact, it would be quite difficult finding someone who knows more about PLA than these two.

What about training certificates?

Each participant will receive a certificate upon completion of the training. Attendance is required, but no test.

Are food and beverages included in the price of the training?

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included. Accommodation is not included and we encourage participants to book a hotel room well in advance as room rates may go up as the number of available rooms declines.

What is your refund policy?

The refund policy is part of the terms and conditions we kindly ask you to accept when you book one of our trainings. Please take a look before you book.

Are there trainings for PLA 2.x?

No, we are not offering open Super User Trainings for PLA 2.x. If you happen to still use PLA 2.x, we can offer you a corporate training.   

How to register for a Super User Training

We set up an event page with Eventbrite where you'll find the Super User Trainings which we are currently offering. Payment options are PayPal and credit card. We will, of course, confirm your booking and send you a proper invoice.

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Advantage for PLA users with active PLA Support Contract: You get a discount on your Super User Training. If you're not sure whether your PLA Support Contract is still active, please write to sales@bioassay.de.


What Other PLA Users Are Saying About Our Trainings

I attended the PLA 3.0 Super User Training and Advanced Analysis Workshop in Rockville, MD. I found the training to be highly relevant to our needs in the GMP bioassay environment. The program was very thorough and clear, and was just the right level of difficulty for the typical user. The trainers are highly knowledgeable and among the top experts in this field. The hands on exercises were engaging and very useful to become skilled with the software and its new functions. The upcoming release of the Biological Package 25 discussed in the Advanced Analysis Workshop is a quantum leap in Equivalence Margin development. In summary, I would recommend this excellent training to any of my colleagues.
Edmond M., GSK

The training was very interactive, the discussions and Ralf’s presentations were very helpful for us to learn the power of PLA3.0 as well as to clarify some misunderstandings about the system and sample suitability assessments. I believe this was very helpful for scientists who don’t have extensive training on statistics to understand better how to use PLA3.0 for their relative potency data processing. Thanks again for a very useful training session.
Jin Y., Genocea Biosciences

The Super User Training provided a thorough overview of the new system in an easy to understand manner. Dr. Stegmann tailored the training to audience requirements, making it relevant, interesting and worthwhile. I will be able to use this knowledge to fully optimize how we use the software. This will be very beneficial for our laboratory. Thank you!
Katherine Niedzwiecki

Very useful! I recommend that anyone using the PLA software should attend. It is amazing – the power of the software – much more than I knew.
Laureen L.
The provided Super User Training is key to the success of using PLA 3.0 with the most efficacy and benefit to bioassay support and analysis. The system provides so many options and this training tuned the audience into all of our possibilities. Thank you, Stegmann Systems for providing this training!
SJBG

Very helpful training for explaining how to utilize all of the capabilities of PLA 3.0. Small classroom setting allowed for personalized instruction.
Corinne Clifford