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Webcasts
SiLA—Standards to Improve Overall Lab EfficiencySiLA—Standards to Improve Overall Lab Efficiency
This talk covers how SiLA (Standardization in Lab Automation) makes laboratory integration simpler today and in the future.
Lab-on-Chip Platform Technologies for Point-of-Care Testing and Cell CulturingLab-on-Chip Platform Technologies for Point-of-Care Testing and Cell Culturing
This presentation focuses on recent advances in platform technologies developed at Micronit for applications within point-of-care diagnostics and cell culturing. A few examples developed within research projects are presented to illustrate the applicability of the developed technologies.

Market Reports
3D Spheroid Culture Trends 2015
HTStec Limited

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey on three dimensional (3D) spheroid culture carried out in May 2015.
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.
Scientific News
How Cancer Spreads in the Body
Cancer cells appear to depend on an unusual survival mechanism to spread around the body, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Tumor Cells Develop Predictable Characteristics
Scientists have discovered that cancer cells at the edge of a tumor that are close to the surrounding environment are predictably different from the cells within the interior of the tumor.
What Makes a Good Scientist?
It’s the journey, not just the destination that counts as a scientist when conducting research.
How Prions Kill Neurons: New Culture System Shows Early Toxicity to Dendritic Spines
Boston University researchers have developed a cell culture system to study prions.
A Boost for Regenerative Medicine
Growing tissues and organs in the lab for transplantation into patients could become easier after scientists discovered an effective way to produce three-dimensional networks of blood vessels, vital for tissue survival yet a current stumbling block in regenerative medicine.
Benchtop Automation Trends
Gain a better understanding of current interest in and future deployment of benchtop automated systems.
Bio-Mimicry Method For Preparing & Labeling Stem Cells Developed
Method allows researchers to prepare mesenchymal stem cells and monitor them using MRI.
Stem Cell Advance Could Be Key Step Toward Treating Deadly Blood Diseases
UCLA scientists get closer to creating blood stem cells in the lab.
Harnessing Engineered Slippery Surfaces For Tissue Repair
A new method could facilitate the transfer of intact regenerating cell sheets from the culture dish to damaged tissues in patients.
The Rise of 3D Cell Culture and in vitro Model Systems for Drug Discovery and Toxicology
An overview of the current technology and the challenges and benefits over 2D cell culture models plus some of the latest advances relating to human health research.
Business News
SII, 3Scan Corp Announce Partnership
Partnership aims to combine 3Scan’s 3dimensional reconstructive imaging process while sectioning tissue samples with the integrative genomic and multiscalar data analysis services offering by SII.
MESO-BRAIN Initiative Receives €3.3M
The MESO-BRAIN consortium has received a prestigious award of €3.3 million in funding from the European Commission as part of its Future and Emerging Technology (FET) scheme.
Horizon Discovery Signs License Agreement
Company has Signed License agreement with ProteoNic B.V. to provide the CHOGUN expression vector to customers.
Evercyte, VTU Technology Collaborate
Launch of first joint product – VEGF 165 for cell culture applications.
Irvine Scientific Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
Company has announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded use of Vit Kit® vitrification media to include human oocytes.
Eppendorf Continues Successful Development
Group sales of €629.1 million (18.5% growth in sales).
GE Healthcare Expands European Capabilities
Expansion will see large volume sterile liquid handling capacity doubled.
Global 3D Cell Culture Market: Increasing Investment Acts as Growth Driver
The Europe 3D cell culture market was valued at US$ 234.4 Mn in 2014 and is expected to account for US$ 1,067.8 Mn by 2020 at a CAGR of 28.7%.
Growing Skin in the Lab
Using reprogrammed iPS cells, scientists have successfully grown complex skin tissue—complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands—in the laboratory.
Oncology, Drug Development and Toxicology to Fuel Rise of 3D Cell Culture
On the basis of the end user, biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries dominate the 3D cell culture market.

Events
Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress
07 Jul 2016
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The Antibody-based Bio-therape
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Moving forward with stem cell
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ePosters
Platform Agnostic Data Processing Routine for Targeted and Untargeted Metabolite Identification in Drug Discovery
1Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs), 8 King Street East, Toronto, ON. M5C 1B5. Canada; 2ACD/Labs, Moscow, Russia

A discussion of a new informatics solution that addresses common challenges in metabolite identification and characterization--from LC/MS data processing and metabolites prediction to reporting and databasing of assembled biotransformation knowledge.
A Novel Set of Serum-Free, Xeno-Free Differentiation Media for Adipogenesis, Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Various Tissue Sources
Biological Industries

An overview of a novel SF, XF differentiation system which enables achieving defined conditions for rapid generation of differentiated hMSCs towards tissue engineering and drug screening applications.
Molecular Abnormalities in Schizophrenia: Neurotransmission, Oxidative Stress, and Apoptosis
1Section of Biomolecular Medicine, Division of Computational and Systems Medicine, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, U.K. 2

A multi-platform approach was employed to analyse distinct brain regions implicated in schizophrenia.
Accurate Mass Spectral Database: Harnessing the Power of High Performance Mass Spectrometry at Long Last
LECO Corporation, Moscow State University

Standard mixtures comprising of alkanes, PAHs, semivolatiles, and pesticides were analyzed using a high resolution time-of-flight (HRTOF) mass spectrometer—Pegasus GC-HRT (LECO Corporation, Saint Joseph,MI)—at 10 spectra-per-second (m/z40–300) in high resolution mode (25,000 at FWHH). The resulting chromatographic peaks were automatically found, deconvoluted, and curated into an Accurate Mass Library (AML).
Super-resolution single molecule localization microscopy of the exocytotic machinery underlying insulin secretion.
Heriot-Watt Univeristy

Single molecule imaging of the tSNARE proteins involved in insulin secretion.
Automated Sample Preparation of Whole Blood for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Diagnostics by LC-MS using a Commercial Autosampler
1 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics , Gründenstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz; 2 CTC Analytics AG; Industriestrasse 20, CH-4222 Zw

In this poster the parameters necessary to automatically prepare whole blood samples for online LC-MS applications in the field of diagnostics and TDM have been investigated. A strategy and the most important parameters are shown for the optimization of a PAL RTC autosampler
for the preparation of whole blood samples.
Development and Application of Quantitative Immunoassays for Major Milk Allergens Bos d 5 (β-lactoglobulin) and Bos d 11 (β-casein)
1. Indoor Biotechnologies, Ltd., Cardiff, Wales, UK. 2. INRA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

In this study, we sought to develop accurate, sensitive and reliable assays that would enable quantification of multiple milk allergens.

Diagnosing Coral disease with Metabolomic Markers
NYUAD

Application of untargeted metabolomics for the identification of disease markers in corals
Quantitative Cell-Based Bioassays for Individual and Combination Immune Checkpoint Immunotherapy Targets
Promega Corporation

Immune checkpoint receptors are promising new immunotherapy
targets for the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer and
autoimmune-mediated disorders. We developed a suite of cell-based
bioluminescent reporter bioassays for individual and combination
immune checkpoint immunotherapy targets including: PD-1 (PD-L1 or PD-L2), CTLA-4, LAG-3, TIGIT, PD-1+TIGIT, GITR, 4-1BB, CD40, and OX40.

A Novel Set of Serum-Free, Xeno-Free Differentiation Media for Adipogenesis, Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Various Tissue Sources
Biological Industries

An overview of a novel SF, XF differentiation system which enables achieving defined conditions for rapid generation of differentiated hMSCs towards tissue engineering and drug screening applications
Application Notes
Multipette®/ Repeater® M4 Allows for Fast, Precise and Sterile Liquid Transfer in Cell Culture
Eppendorf AG

This application note demonstrates the huge advantages offered by Multipette M4 in terms of accuracy and precision needed for many cell culture applications.
Aseptic Identification of Polysorbates using Handheld Raman
Rigaku Raman Technologies

As polysorbates are reactive to light and air, packaging is usually in thick, dark, amber bottles. This makes the identification process more difficult, as opening the container could compromise the sterility and quality of these materials. Handheld Raman is capable of identifying these materials without any sampling or preparation.
Cell Culture Media Identification In Biopharmaceuticals With Handheld Raman
Rigaku Raman Technologies

This application note discusses the identification of cell culture media using Raman analysis.
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.
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