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Quantitative Live-Cell Analysis and Drug Screening Symposium

Presented by Promega, Essen Bioscience, UW–Madison and BioForward

Wednesday, September 20, 2017,  9 am -1 pm

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave. Room 1306
Madison, WI 53705


9:05 am        

Welcome and Introductions

9:15-9:45 am  Broad overview of live-cell based assays and screening

Treating Cells as Reagents to Design Reproducible Screening Assays

Terry Riss, Global Strategic Marketing Manager Cell Health, Promega Corporation

9:45-10:15 am   Development and optimization of a GMP- grade shelf-stable purified exosome product for regenerative applications 

Brian Jarecki, Technical Sales Consultant, Essen Bioscience – a Sartorius Company

Soulmaz Boroumand, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic.

10:15-10:30 am    Break

10:30-10:45 am  Partnering with Promega

Develop innovative assay technologies

Kevin Kopish, Sr. Strategic Marketing Manager, Promega

10:45-11:00 am   Tying It All Together:  UW-Madison Resources

UW-Madison Small Molecule Screening Facility, Gene Ananiev, Facility Manager

The SMSF fosters collaborative drug discovery research between chemists, biologists and physician scientists that leads to the identification of new small molecules that inhibit disease targets and phenotypes in biochemical and cellular models relevant to any therapeutic area.

11:00-11:30 am   Software-Instrument demo

Whether evaluating general cell health metrics such as proliferation, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis or functionally-specific processes such as immune cell killing, chemotaxis/migration, antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (ADCC), neurite dynamics or stem cell differentiation, the IncuCyte System is a purpose-built solution, that will increase lab productivity and deliver new insights into the biology of your cells. Come watch a live software demonstration from data gathered on the new, one-of-a-kind IncuCyte-S3 live-cell analysis platform from Essen. Schedule a new experiment and view your data in real-time all on your own time from wherever you are in the world. We have the software loaded up with real experiments that you will be able to test-drive and see, first-hand, how easy and intuitive the system is to work with. Come with questions!

11:30am-1 pm      Lunch and Learn Workshop

Crafting and Delivering a Memorable Elevator Pitch for students and post docs.

Elevator pitch session with Chris Parker, Biotechnology Consultant, and Brian Jarecki

Moderated by Andrew Cusick, Career Development Officer, Office of Postdoctoral Studies

Industry welcome to participate and meet the students!