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Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!Accelerate Your Research With Tecan´s New Multimode Microplate Reader Platform!
In this webinar, solutions will be presented for fast DNA quantification, single cell counting and viability analysis, and automating long-term live kinetic cell assays.
Phenotypic Profiling in a Physiologically Relevant Cell SystemPhenotypic Profiling in a Physiologically Relevant Cell System
Mohanraj Dhanabal, EMD Serono Inc, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014

Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014
HTStec

This report comprehensively documents current practices and preferences in immunoassays and to understand future user requirements, particularly with respect to immunoassay automation.
Cell-Based Label-Free Detection Trends 2014
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on cell-based label-free (LF) detection carried out in July and August 2014. The study also examined in detail the current market landscape, application areas and interest in purchasing new products/systems.
Biologics
RI Technologies

This report on Biologics gives a market insight into products types including Monoclonal Antibodies, Blood & Blood Products, Vaccines, Insulin and Other, for both human and animal consumption.
Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on multi-mode microplate readers carried out in September 2013.
3D Cell Culture Trends 2013
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 3rd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on three dimensional (3D) cell culture technologies carried out in July 2013.
Cell Culture - Rising Demand for Biologics and Growing Visibility of Approval Pathway for Biosimilars will Create Growth Opportunities
Global Data

The report analyzes the role of biopharmaceutical products that basically provide enhancement to media, sera, reagents and cell culture market. Major manufacturing technologies involved in the cell culture technology have been detailed in the report. Furthermore, the report provides competitive benchmarking for the leading players that shape the global media, sera, reagent and overall cell culture market.
Cell Migration Assays Trends
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s global web-based benchmarking survey on cell migration, motility or invasion assays carried out in July 2012.
Scientific News
New Revolutionary Culturing Technique for Liver and Pancreas
Culturing of mini-guts from single mouse intestine stem cells.
First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in Laboratory
Researchers at Duke University report the first lab-grown, contracting human muscle, which could revolutionize drug discovery and personalized medicine.
How Bacteria Control Their Size
By monitoring thousands of individual bacteria scientists discovered how they maintain their size from generation to generation.
New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Maybe Organs
A new device for building large tissues from living components of three-dimensional microtissues borrows on ideas from electronics manufacturing.
3-D Culture System for Pancreatic Cancer has Potential to Change Therapeutic Approaches
Organoid technology with human tissue provides a model for full progression of the disease.
Adapting Influenza for Vaccine Mass Production
The ability to grow influenza in cell culture rather than chicken eggs paves the way for mass production of the vaccine.
Tailor-Made Cancer Treatments? New Cell Culture Technique Paves The Way
Technique grew cells from 73% of patients in the study, more than three times as effective as previous methods.
Recreating Stem Cells From Deceased Patients to Study Present-Day Illnesses
Cedars-Sinai team remakes brain and gut stem cells in a dish to test potential therapies for debilitating and fatal diseases.
Protein Key To The Development Of Blood Stem Cells Identified
Understanding the self-replication mechanisms is critical for improving stem cell therapies for blood-related diseases and cancers.
Pain In A Dish
Turning skin cells into pain-sensing neurons.
Business News
SAFC’s Dry Powder Media Manufacturing Facility in Irvine, Scotland
Officially opens following extensive validation process.
3D Liver Spheroid Model in Use by MIP-DILI
European consortium will use 3D liver tissues to better predict drug-induced liver injury.
First Stem-Cell Therapy Recommended For Approval In EU
New treatment for rare condition caused by burns to the eye.
OHSU and FEI Expand Living Lab with New Equipment for Cancer Research
Installation is part of an expansion of the OHSU/FEI Living Lab for Cell Biology collaboration.
3D Biomatrix Awarded Key Patent
3D Biomatrix announces issuance of U.S. Patent for its novel, easy-to-use, and cost-effective Perfecta3D® Hanging Drop Plate technology
Sigma-Aldrich Stockholders Approve Merck Acquisition
The transaction, expected to close mid-2015, remains subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement, including regulatory approvals.
AstraZeneca To Expand Its Frederick Biologics Manufacturing Center
$200+ million investment to support company’s maturing biologics pipeline.
SGS Life Science Services Announces Expansion of Glasgow Laboratory
New laboratory dedicated to testing of biologics, viral vaccines, and gene & cell therapies.
BioSilta Establishes Cambridgeshire HQ
BioSilta Ltd has completed the set-up of operational and commercial headquarters in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK.
TAP Biosystems and Merck & Co., Inc. Double Triumph at BPI 2014 Awards
“Best Collaboration” and “Best Technology Application — Upstream” Awards acknowledges ambr250 mini bioreactor system as an exceptional technology.

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ePosters
Non-disruptively Count and Quantify Fluorescent iPS Colonies During Secondary Reprogramming: 7 min per 6-well Plate, Dual-fluorescence Whole Well Imaging Cytometry
Nexcelom Bioscience; University of Edinburgh

Nexcelom’s Celigo imaging cytometer has been applied to provide automated, rapid assessment of iPS reprogramming.

Progressing 3D Spheroid Analysis into a HTS Drug Discovery Method
Nexcelom Bioscience, LLC

This study demonstrates that the cell culture assay for tumorsphere size was successfully adapted to 384-well plate for a 3D spheroid assay using U-bottom low attachment 384-well and the Celigo Automated Imager for image acquisition and analysis. Moreover, the utilization of an imager provided insight on sphere and cell fate after long term drug treatment.
Using An in‐vitro Human Airways Model to Study the Effects of e‐cigarettes on Bronchial Epithelial Cells
1 School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham UK; 2 School of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham UK

The prime aim of our study is to use in-vitro human airway models as an effective alternative to replace animals in traditional/E-cigarette research.
"In-vitro studies on hydroxamic acid- CT DNA binding"
Research Scholar

In vitro studies of five the interaction between five different derivatives of hydroxamic acids, N-phenyl 2,4dichloro phenoxybutyro, N-m-tolyl 2,4 dichlorophenoxyglutero, N-m-tolyl-4-chlorophenoxyaceto, N-m-chloro-phenyl-tertiarybutylbenzo and N-p-tolyl-iso-valero hydroxamic acids and calf thymus DNA was investigated under simulated physiological condition.
High Titre BacMam viruses improve transduction efficiency of mammalian cells
Oxford Expression Technologies Ltd, Oxford Brookes University

We present a method for producing high titre BacMam virus vectors for the efficient transduction of mammalian cells.
Identification and Characterisation of Novel Positive Allosteric Modulators of the Galanin 2 Receptor
MRCT

An HTS against GalR2 was carried out to find novel PAMs to treat neuropathic pain.
The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home: HTS Assay Development for Complex Multi-domain Protein Kinases
Axxam

This study strongly supports the possibility to overcome the major bottlenecks in the production of long kinase recombinant forms, in order to perform drug discovery programmes with proteins more closely preserving the structural and functional properties of the native enzymes.
Automated Fluorescence Detection and Imaging of RNA Species in Live Cells
1BioTek Instruments, Inc., Winooski, Vermont • 2EMD Millipore Temecula, California

This poster describes the detection and quantification of RNA species in Live cells through automated imaging.
Validation of a Novel Tumoroid-Based Cell Culture Model to Perform 3D in vitro Cell Signaling Analyses
1BioTek Instruments, Inc., Winooski, Vermont, USA • 2TAP Biosystems, Royston, Hertfordshire, UK 3Cisbio US, Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Here we demonstrate an in vitro HTRF® microplate assay that can quantify total, as well as phosphorylated elF4E.
Validation of a 3-Dimensional Human Liver Microtissue Model for Long-term Hepatotoxicity Studies
1BioTek Instruments, 2InSphero, Inc. 3Bioreclamation I VT, 4 Promega Corporation

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drug commonly used as analgesics and antipyretics, as well as for management of rheumatological disorders. They are one of the most highly prescribed drug families around the world, and consequently, along with antimicrobial agents, are the most frequent causes of druginduced liver injury (DILI) (Bjornsson et al., 2010).
Application Notes
Performing ADCC Reporter Bioassay with an Environmentally Controlled Microplate Reader
Tecan Group Ltd.

The Promega ADCC Reporter Bioassay provides effector and target cells in frozen, thaw-and-use format, removing the need for isolating or culturing cells in order to perform the assay. Reporter induction requires a six-hour to overnight incubation in a standard cell culture incubator. The CO2 and temperature control features of the Tecan Infinite® 200 PRO with GCM allow the assay induction to be performed without the requirement for a cell culture incubator.
3D Cell Culture: mimicking real tissue
Tecan Group Ltd.

Technological advances in the last couple of years have enabled 3D scaffolds to be engineered that offer a real proxy for the in vivo environment which can be easily and routinely used in a cell culture laboratory. Alvetex Scaffold enables cells to develop natural, in vivo-like intercellular interactions, providing an ideal environment for real three-dimensional growth and nutrient exchange that is comparable to intra-capillary exchange in living tissues.
3D cell culture: a realistic and reproducible collagen-based environment
Tecan Group

Researchers are increasingly turning to 3D cell culture techniques, due to the improved physiological relevance of the cellular environment. 3D cell cultures offer a more in vivo-like response to stimuli more closely resembling the behavior of animal models or the human body.
Optimized cell culture
Tecan Group Ltd.

Culturing of various stable cell lines, including bacterial, yeast, hybridoma, insect and mammalian lines, and stem cells, is an important task in the pharmaceutical industry. The cells need to be maintained and expanded for use in cell-based assays, such as siRNA screening, ADME and high content screening, as well as for clone selection.
Determination of microbial cell viability
Tecan Group Ltd.

The BacTiter-Glo Microbial Cell Viability Assay is a luminescence-based assay for the determination of the viability of microbial cells, using quantification of ATP as an indicator of metabolically active, viable cells. The assay protocol comprises the addition of the BacTiter-Glo reagent directly to the sample, and subsequent measurement of luminescence; cell washing, removal of culture medium, and multiple pipetting steps are not required.
Stem cell research: Creating blood for high throughput screening
Tecan Group Ltd.

Many different research fields, including investigation of early human development processes, disease research, drug discovery and cellular therapy applications, require appropriate in vitro models which can accurately mimic in vivo processes to provide biologically relevant results. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) offer a powerful system for creating in vitro models to address these questions.
Live Cell Biosensor Assay Used To Interrogate GPCRs - Comparative Analysis of Biosensor Variants
BioTek Instruments

This application note compares the performance of the highest and lowest affinity variants using automated methods and the highly-sensitive bottom reading capabilities of an HTS microplate reader. Sensitive detection of the 22F basal signal allows for use of this variant under a broad range of conditions, providing an assay with both superior dynamic range and sensitivity.
Direct Visualisation, Sizing and Counting of Aggregation in Proteins
NanoSight Ltd

Characterising the state of aggregation in proteins is of paramount importance when trying to understand biopharmaceutical product stability and efficacy. Product quality, both in terms of biological activity and immunogenicity can be highly influenced by the state of protein aggregation.
Automated Growth Monitoring of Microaerophilic Organisms
Tecan Group - Products

Walkaway growth monitoring of Helicobacter pylori in the Infinite® 200 PRO reader with Gas Control Module (GCM™).
Rapid Screening of a Cell-based Assay for GLP-1 Receptor Using a Natural Product Library
BioTek Instruments

Here we demonstrate the detection of GLP-1R binding through the incorporation of a homogeneous cell-based binding assay using HTRF Tag-lite® technology.

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