PLA 3.0 Advanced Analysis Workshop

Assay development. Focussed and discussed.

Course objective

This course is specifically designed for scientists seeking to enhance their understanding of advanced statistical techniques for quantitative response assays and related methods within PLA 3.0.
Delve into the intricacies of calculating reportable values and developing equivalence margins using PLA 3.0.
Engage in discussions with your instructor about the advantages and limitations of various approaches.




3 x 2 hours

Course TYPE


What's included?

  • Quantitative response assays
    Response and dilution handling, regression models, potency estimation, ANOVA models, configuration optimizer for parallel-line assays, assay and sample suitability tests.
  • Equivalence margin development
    Challenges with equivalence margins according to USP <1032>, development of an equivalence test system from historic assay data, challenging a developed equivalence test system, simulation of acceptable curve shapes.
  • Combination calculations
    Reportable values from assay replicates, simple mean calculation vs. combination calculations, test system.
  • Q&A
    Get your course-related questions answered by your instructor in real-time.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Who should attend?
    The course is suitable for bioassay scientists, functional administrators, statisticians, template designers, and quality and validation professionals.
  • How long is the course going to take?
    This course consists of three sessions. The sessions are held on separate days and last two hours each.
  • How often do you offer this course?
    We offer this course quarterly.
  • Where does the course take place?
    We offer this course as a classroom course, or virtually through this platform.
  • Are there any certificates?
    Each participant will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Attendance is required to achieve this certificate.
  • Is there a participant limit?
    Yes. The course is limited to 15 participants..
  • Is this course also available as a corporate course?
    If you want to use and discuss confidential material during the course, we offer the option of a corporate course, exclusively for your own company.
  • Is there a minimum number of participants?
    Yes. The minimum number of participants is 5.
  • Do I need access to PLA 3.0 during the course?
    No, you can attend the course without having PLA 3.0 at hand. However, we recommend using PLA 3.0 to track individual steps in the software effectively. You can download a free trial of PLA 3.0 here.


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 Advanced Analysis Workshop is the excellent training for anyone that is already familiar with the PLA software and wants to use full potential of this great statistic tool.
K. Weitenthaler