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Novel Technology Approaches for Capture and Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells
Henry Lin,Graduate Student, University of California, speaking at CellTech 2013.
A Novel Vertically-Integrated Platform for the Discovery and Molecular Characterization of Lung Cancer Stem Cells
Raj Batra, University of California Los Angeles, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.

Market Reports
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) Market Report 2013
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the CTC and CSC markets as they are evolving rapidly.
Cellular Therapy and Cord Blood 2013 Market Report
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the most up-to-date market report focusing on Cellular Therapy and the HSCT/Cord Blood Market Landscape, published by Select Biosciences.
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) Market Report 2012
Select Biosciences Ltd

In this report, we focus upon the biology of CTCs and CSCs as well as explore the inter-relationship between these cell types based upon molecular events. Also presented are research trends which are for the isolation and study of CTCs, a potentially important tool for cancer diagnostics with special relevance to cancer metastatic mechanisms.
Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

This is the latest and most up-to-date Market Report from Select Biosciences addressing the circulating tumor cells (CTCs) space. In this report, we focus upon the emerging marketplace for the isolation and study of CTCs, a potentially important tool for cancer diagnostics with special relevance to cancer metastasis and mechanisms thereof.
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

This report focuses upon cord blood banking and provided quantitative market analysis of the space as it relates to the growth of the field, utilization trends of cord blood for different diseases in different countries of the world.
Single Cell Omics 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries.
Future Directions in Regenerative Medicine
Business Insights

This report covers the development of therapies to replace human cells or promote their regeneration: including cell therapies, tissue engineering, drugs, and medical devices. Each company profiled has at least one project in preclinical or Phase I study. Many also have later stage or launched products, which are covered briefly to illustrate the potential of the next generation of candidates.
Innovations in Combating Infectious Diseases: Opportunities in therapeutics and diagnostics through application of proteomics, genomics, nanotechnology, and novel sources of lead generation
Business Insights

This report makes a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the cutting edge of research aiming to reveal how bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions infect and affect their hosts. It also assesses the new technologies and techniques that are being used to design and develop the anti-infective drugs and diagnostic methods of the 21st century.
Stem Cells for Cellular Therapy 2010 Market Report
Select Biosciences Ltd

This market report is focused on presenting the market characteristics of stem cells as they are currently impacting research in the cellular therapy space. Furthermore, this report also addresses an important market, namely that of Umbilical Cord Blood Banking.
Adult Stem Cells Market Trends 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

This report is focussed upon adult stem cells (especially mesenchymal stem cells; MSCs) and their properties making them highly suited for the development of cellular therapeutics.
Scientific News
CRI Identifies Emergency Blood-formation Response
Researchers report that when tissue damage occurs, an emergency blood-formation system activates.
New Way to Force Stem Cells to Become Bone Cells
Potential therapies based on this discovery could help people heal bone injuries or set hardware, such as replacement knees and hips.
Dead Bacteria to Kill Colorectal Cancer
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have successfully used dead bacteria to kill colorectal cancer cells.
Promise of Newborn Stem Cells to Revolutionize Clinical Practice
In this article Shweta Sharma, PhD, discusses the potential of an Umbilical Cord Blood bank as an untapped source of samples for research and clinical trials.
The Life Story of Stem Cells
A model analyses the development of stem cell numbers in the human body.
Novel Stem Cell Line Avoids Risk of Introducing Transplanted Tumors
Progenitor cells might eventually be used to repair or rebuild damaged or destroyed organs.
Advancing Genome Editing of Blood Stem Cells
Genome editing techniques for blood stem cells just got better, thanks to a team of researchers at USC and Sangamo BioSciences.
Molecule Proves Key to Brain Repair After Stroke
Scientists found that a molecule known as growth and differentiation factor 10 (GDF10) plays a key role in repair mechanisms following stroke.
Towards Patient-Specific Drug Screening
A new breakthrough by the 3D stem cell printing team at Heriot-Watt could pave the way to individually tailored drug testing regimes, both reducing the need for animal testing and ensuring that patients receive drugs which are most effective for their individual needs.
Gene-Edited Immune Cells Treat ‘Incurable’ Leukaemia
A new treatment that uses ‘molecular scissors’ to edit genes and create designer immune cells programmed to hunt out and kill drug resistant leukaemia has been used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Business News
Axol Bioscience Re-locate to Chesterford Research Park
The stem cell disease model specialists join Chesterford’s Science Village community, taking space within the Park’s prestigious, ‘plug and play’ laboratory accommodation.
Corning, BioCision Announce Agreement
Corning to become global channel distributor for select BioCision products.
Axol Bioscience Appoints Chief Business Officer
The stem cell disease model specialists, consolidate and ensure further commercial success by the recruitment of Sanj Kumar as Chief Business Officer.
SynAging Announces Collaboration with MTI-GlobalStem
First commercial in vitro test system for human neuroprotection in proteopathic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
CryoPod™ Takes Top Award at ESBB
Industry-first portable cryogenic biospecimen carrier with data logging capability receives second award for innovation.
German and US Partners Join Forces in Stem Cell Research
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in California, USA, and two German institutes, the Center for Integrated Psychiatry Kiel (ZIP) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, have announced a partnership to advance the quality control of human stem cells.
Cell Guidance Systems Launches £250k Funding Round on SyndicateRoom
Funding round will help develop new technology to transform medical care for diseases including Parkinson’s, motor neuron disease, stroke, cardiac diseases, organ failure and spinal injury.
Asterias Biotherapeutics, Cell Therapy Catapult Collaborate
Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc.has signed an agreement with the UK-based Cell Therapy Catapult to advance development of large scale manufacturing processes for AST-VAC2, Asterias’ allogeneic dendritic cell immunotherapy.
Increased Public Private Partnerships to Drive Cutting Edge Innovation and Business Growth
Faced with increasing challenges such as costly treatments and treatments that are palliative rather than symptomatic, the global healthcare industry today is gradually transforming itself.
Adaptimmune Announces New Research and Development Facility in Oxfordshire
‘Enterprise Zone’ building will house company’s expanding R&D operation.

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Whole Transcriptome RNA-SEQ with Ion Torrent Platform: FFPE, Fresh LCM and FFPE LCM Samples. Increasingly Difficult
1Pisa Science Founda:on, Pisa; Italy 2Department of Pathology, Pisa University Hospital, Pisa, Italy

We developed a high performance method to analyze the whole transcriptome of our FFPE samples, obtaining a very high number of reads (78,186,377 usable reads) perfectly comparable with samples with a large amount of RNA such as samples obtained from cells or fresh tissues.
Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes and cardiomyocytes for drug toxicity testing
ReproCELL, Inc.

Human iPS-derived hepatocytes (ReproHepato™) and cardiomyocytes (ReproCardio 2™) are useful for in vitro toxicity assays.
Development of a novel xeno-free medium for feeder-free culture of human stem cells
ReproCELL, Inc.

A new xeno-free medium (ReproXFTM) has been developed for feeder-free culture of stem cells.
Novel culture medium using a small-molecule agonist of thrombopoetin receptor
1ReproCELL, Inc. & 2Nissan Chemical Industries

ReproHSC medium for the culture of hematopoietic stem cells. facilitates the culture and expansion of CD34+/CD38- cells that retain their HSC properties
Human iPSC-derived hepatocytes ReproHepateTM for CYP assay and drug toxicity testing
ReproCELL, Inc.

We developed iPSC-derived hepatocytes and used them for CYP induction and cytotoxicity assays.
Alzheimer's disease model cells derived from human iPS cells
ReproCELL, Inc.

Alzheimer's disease model neurons were created from iPS cells to enable functional, cell-based assays for AD.
Continuous Collection of Stem Cells from a Human Placenta Perfusion Co-Culture
FiberCell Systems Inc. & Hemacell Perfusion Inc.

The potential for human placenta-derived cells to produce stem cells in a hollow fiber bioreactor co-culture system was investigated.
Targeting Cancer Stem Cell-Related miRNAs for Prostate Cancer Therapy

The poster focuses on the pivotal function of miRNAs in tumorigenesis by regulation of self renewal and apoptosis via cancer stem cell signalling pathways with special focus on their regulation of Epithelial to Mesenchymal transition in metastatic prostate cancer.

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.

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Are We There Yet?
Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University

This review poster comprises of the overall development of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) as a therapy for variety of immuno compromised diseases since 1950 till date. It starts with the general information about hematopoietic stem cells, its sources as well as the types of HSCT. It also contains the role of mesenchymal stem cells in HSCT along with its present scenario and it ends with the future directions regarding HSCT.
Application Notes
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.
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.
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.
Analyzing Biological Samples

This technical note describes the capability of Tecan’s Infinite® 200 PRO multimode reader to regulate the CO2 partial pressure inside its measurement chamber.
Measurement of Proteasome Inhibition in Live Cells in Molecular Devices Microplate Fluorometers
Molecular Devices

The proteasome is a massive protein complex which can recognize and bind targeted proteins, and inject them into the central core where the proteins are successively degraded into short peptides. Whereas protein synthesis is well-understood after decades of study, major advances in our knowledge of protein degradation have occurred only in the last two decades.
Sample Reformatting and Sample Archiving

Biobanking is becoming a central element in the study of patient genetic data and clinical application of genetic research. Until recently, collections of DNA samples have tended to be fairly small and localized with varied sample containers that were unsuitable for an increasing throughput and automated system use.
Reading Racked 2D-Coded Cryo Tubes directly from -80ºC Freezer

With the storage of biological samples such as DNA, protein, blood fractions and viable cells becoming commonplace. The need to store them at lower temperatures has resulted in reading challenges for traditional rack readers.
Isolation and Characterization of Human Bone-Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow have become an attractive model cell system for the in vitro and in vivo study of disease states such as osteoporosis, obesity, and arthritis. We have isolated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the bone marrow aspirate of a single human donor. Human bone-marrow-derived MSCs express the mesenchymal stem cell markers STR0-1, CD44, and CD90, and do not express hematopoietic markers CD14 and CD19. Human bone-marrow-derived MSCs can be expanded for 18
Stem Cell-Derived Human Neurons in CNS Drug Discovery
Molecular Devices

Central nervous system (CNS) disorders affect many people worldwide. To increase the quality and number of drugs available for treatments of CNS disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and anxiety, the success rate of CNS drug discovery programs must be improved. The challenge in drug discovery is to develop more relevant assay systems to identify lead compounds for further development. Cell-based screening assays currently used for CNS drug discovery and development involve primary
Nucleofection® of mouse ES cells
Amaxa GMBH

Efficient delivery of DNA is crucial for gene targeting in embryonic stem cells and for successful generation of knock-out mice. Data presented in this technote show that Nucleofection® leads to a homogenous gene expression pattern in mouse ES cell colonies. In contrast to standard electroporation, Nucleofection® results in a 100% deletion of frt-flanked genes on both alleles. Viable and fertile mice were generated from transfected mouse ES cell clones.
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