|Quantitative Cell-Based Bioassays for Individual and Combination Immune Checkpoint Immunotherapy Targets|
Zhi-jie Jey Cheng, Jamison Grailer, Pete Stecha, Jun Wang, Jim Hartnett, Frank Fan, and Mei Cong
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|
Mira Genser-Nir, Sharon Daniliuc, Marina Tevrovsky, Roni Hazan Brill, Yuliya-Yael Miropolski, David Fiorentini.
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
|A Synthetic CRISPR-Cas9 System for Homology-directed Repair|
John A. Schiel, Maren M. Gross, Emily M. Anderson*, Eldon T. Chou, Anja van Brabant Smith Dharmacon, part of GE Healthcare, 2650 Crescent Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA
Synthetic, dual-RNA-encoded Cas9 is used for precise homology-directed repair (HDR) gene engineering. Both short and long (GFP) inserts are covered.
|Pharmacological Responses in Cultured Human iPSC-Derived Cortical Neurons Using Multi-Electrode Array |
Aoi Odawara (1,2), Hiroki Katoh (1), Naoki Matsuda (1), Karolina Szczesna (3), Yichen Shi (3), Ryan Arant (4), Hideyasu Jiko (4), Ikuro Suzuki (1)
The functional network of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived neurons is a potentially powerful in vitro model for evaluating disease mechanisms and drug responses. However, the culture time required for the full functional maturation of individual neurons and networks is uncertain. We investigated the development of spontaneous electrophysiological activity and pharmacological responses for over 1 year in culture using multi-electrode arrays (MEAs).
|Translational Research of oral Neural Crest-Derived Stem Cells (oNCSCs) in Regenerative Dentistry|
Grimm W.-D1,2,4, S. N. Alekseenko9, D. V. Bobryshev1, W. Duncan11, B. Giesenhagen3, E. Gubareva9, Sema S. Hakki6, O.V. Pershina7, I. Schau4, S. V. Sirak1, E.G. Skurikhin7, A. A. Sletov1, F. Witte10, G. Varga8, O. V. Vladimirova1, M.A. Vukovic2, D. Widera5
In this review poster, we summarize current knowledge on the oral neural crest-derived stem cell populations (oNCSCs) and discuss their potential in regenerative periodontology as a part of regenerative dentistry.
|Different Pathways of Regenerative Medicine|
Clemens Heyder, Daniela Weber
Altough regenerative medicine is rapidly developing there is neither a technical definition nor a common use in practice. The aim of this study is to draw the line at the limits of regeneration and medicine in order to figure out a proper understanding of regenerative medicine. Furthermore, the analysis reveals a prospering future. It has shown that regenerative medicine technologies are used for a variety of therapeutic applications.
|Building a digital pathology ecosystem for education and research|
Yves Sucaet, Silke Smeets, Stijn Piessens, Sabrina D'Haese, Chris Groven, Wim Waelput, Peter In't Veld
We wanted to build a core digital pathology infrastructure to support different use cases. Various images platforms needed to be accessible through a single access point, and support different user profiles. We wanted a scalable solution that would allow interaction between equipment from different research groups.
We built a centralized infrastructure that integrates a variety of imaging platforms, and now have an interconnected network of heterogeneous and scalable information silos.
|Design and Validation of Bioluminescent Assays for 3D Cell Culture Models Poster|
Terry L. Riss, Michael P. Valley, Chad A. Zimprich, Andrew L. Niles, Kevin R. Kupcho and Dan F. Lazar
Cells cultured in 3D model systems often acquire relatively large in vivo-like structures compared to the thickness of a 2D monolayer of cells grown on standard plastic plates.
|iPSC-Derived Cardiomyocytes and Luciferase Reporters: A Robust Reporting Platform for Monitoring Cardioprotection and Pathway Biology in Endogenous Human Tissue Cells|
Fiene, S., Thompson, A., Niles, A., Robers, M., Anson, B.
Pathophysiological conditions, medical interventions, and off-target toxicities can all result in cellular oxidative stress. In cardiac myocytes, prolonged and/or excessive oxidative stress can lead to cardiotoxicity: a primary cause of developmental delays, black-box warnings, and post-launch withdrawal of pharmaceuticals.