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Philly's Annual Vendor Show September 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:11 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 6:51 AM ]



Tuesday September 26, 2017  (4:00 PM to 8:00 PM) 
Philly LRIG Annual Vendor Exhibition 
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge 
301 West Dekalb Pike, 
King of Prussia, PA 19406 






Vendor Exhibition:  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Novel Technologies Presentations:  4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Free Food: (4:30-7:00) & Desert (6:30 to End)
Prizes Sponsored by SLAS

 
Overview:

Free food, prizes, networking, 38 vendors/exhibitors, great talks and high school robotics team demonstration.

Click Links in "Contents" (see below) for Quick Access to Details


Menu:

Free delicious food served during the event

Domestic And International Cheese Displays 
  • Domestic And Imported Cheeses, Dried Fruit And Nuts, 
  • Assorted Crackers And Flatbreads 
Marinated Grilled Vegetables 
  • Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Sweet Red Peppers, Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Eggplant and Zucchini, Sweet Balsamic Glaze 
Butler Passed  
  • Vegetable Spring Roll,  
  • Sesame Chicken, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce 
  • Scallops Wrapped In Bacon 
  • Mini Crab Cakes, Old Bay Tartar Dipping Sauce 
  • Mini Chicken Quesadilla 
  • Mini Franks in Puff Pastry with Tangy Mustard Sauce 
Pasta Station 
  • Chef Prepared Fresh Pasta Dishes 
  • Rigatoni, Asparagus, Sundried Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms and White Wine Sauce 
  • Cheese Tortellini in a Light Marinara Sauce 
Carving Stations 
  • Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus  
  • Horseradish Cream Sauce and served with Mini Dinner Rolls 
Chicken And Waffles 
  • Butler Prepared Fresh Belgian Waffles 
  • Crispy Fried Chicken 
  • Butter, Maple Syrup, Sriracha Honey, Tangy BBQ Sauce. 
Dessert 
  • Mouth watering hot chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven! 
Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee, & Tea served throughout the evening 

A Cash Bar will be available in the Exhibit Hall

Prizes:

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) will be offering a raffle for one full conference registration to their 2018 meeting valued at $1,200.  Don't miss your chance to win!

High School Robotics Team Demo:

Northeast Philadelphia High School Robotics

Get to know the students of the Northeast Philadelphia High School Robotics team, sponsored by LRIG Philadelphia. In April, these students, part of Project SPARC were presented with a sponsorship from LRIG Philadelphia to enable them to compete in local and national competitions, and further their skills and knowledge of robotics. These students are the future of our industry, and we can do our part to inspire, teach, and lead them. Learn what they are working on, and share your expertise through our Mentorship Program. 

Novel Technology Presentations:

A break out room will host short (15 min)  presentations focusing on new state-of-the art technologies throughout the evening.
See Summary of Presentation Below and Click Here to View Abstracts.

4:30 Washing and Reusing Tips Using Automated Tip Washers in Production Labs
  • Presented by: Ali Safavi, Founder & CEO, Grenova Solutions.
4:50 Robotics Team Presentation
  • Presented by:  Northeast Philadelphia High School Robotics Team
5:10 Advances in Tube Handling
  • Presented by: Ed Sheridan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Micronic America LLC
5:30 The D300 Digital Dispenser…..a small instrument with big capabilities
  • Presented by: Judy Simone, Sales Engineer, Liquid Handling, Tecan
5:50 Enabling Ultra High-Throughput Mass Spectrometry With Acoustic Mist Injection
  • Presented by: Jaclyn Greimann, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Labcyte, Inc.
6:10 Optimizing Automated Liquid Handling Protocols with the BRAND LHS Software
  • Presented by: Stephanie R. Franco, PhD, Technical Product Manager, BrandTech Scientific, Inc.
6:30 Green Button Go, Providing Novel Solutions to Automating Workflows
  • Presented by: Jeff Lusen, Field Application Specialist, Biosero
6:50 Accelerating Science; Automating Real-Time Workflows With The IntelliQube
  • Presented by: Dr. Erin Steer, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, LGC Genomics
7:10 Agilent Automation – AssayMap Bravo – Automated Sample Prep for Proteins and Peptides
  • Presented by: Kenda LJ Evans, PhD, Automation Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies.
7:30 Hidex Sense Multi-Mode Plate Reader
  • Presented by: Victor Tchiprout, Lablogic

LIST of Exhibiting Vendors and HYPERLINKS:

About 38 vendors will be exhibiting in the Grand Ball Room from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Free Food/Drink and Networking Opportunities to share and exchange ideas with colleagues.
Great opportunity to See the Latest and Greatest from the Vendors. 

Detailed Vendor Info:


Agilent Microplates (Seahorse) 
Agilent Microplates include a wide range of assay, storage, reservoir and filter microplates. While we stock a wide range of standard products from which you may choose, custom microplates and other injection-molded consumables can be rapidly created to optimize every current and future process in your laboratory.

Agilent Technologies
Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Analytical Biological Services
ABS provides cells, tissues, and services that help you meet your research goals on time. Founded in 1990, we have the track record and expertise to enable your projects to succeed.

Andrew Alliance
The Andrew Alliance product portfolio is a multi-awarded robot suite that provides a reliable/convenient alternative to manual pipetting and complex liquid handling workstations. Andrew is an automated pipetting robot that uses conventional pipettes and intelligent software that adapts to your needs- allowing you to generate more accurate and reliable data while saving time.

ArcticWhite LLC
ArcticWhite offers a family of products for laboratory efforts in high throughput screening, compound storage, ADME, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, targeted compound synthesis, drug discovery, PCR, and gene expression. With a full range of mult- well plates, sample concentrators, sample management instrumentation, heat sealers, custom coatings for both cell based and enzyme based assays, and the ArctiSeal™ brand of sealing mat closures, ArcticWhite can meet all your needs.

Art Robbins Instruments

ARI will be promoting the Cobra, a nanoliter capable non-contact, high speed reagent dispenser, ideal for PCR Master Mix additions. The Scorpion Screen Builder is a high speed single channel pipettor. This extremely versatile delta robotic work station can be used to perform anything that you can do with a hand-held pipettor, with the speed, reliability and precision of an automated dispenser.

Artel
Artel helps its customers ensure the quality of their laboratory test results. Our products and services enable quick, easy optimization of liquid handling processes for automated liquid handlers and handheld pipettes. The MVS (Multichannel Verification System) allows you to verify accuracy and precision, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of your automated liquid handlers and multichannel pipettes. Artel Liquid Handling Service combines the superior volume measurement capabilities of the MVS with the expertise of an Artel Field Service Technician in your lab to increase productivity and confidence in assay results by removing liquid handling as a source of error in your processes.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, a leader in automation, introduces its latest innovation in the Biomek product line: the i-Series Liquid Handling Workstation. The i-Series combines Biomek’s renowned method programming software with reliable pipetting mechanics and an easy-to-configure deck space for a highly adaptable instrument that can accommodate complex workflows. Its online cameras allow for remote monitoring while its DART software tracks each well’s information. For highly involved workflows, our team can integrate multiple instruments together to reduce your workflow to a push of a button.

Bigneat North America, LLC
Bigneat North America, LLC is a Division of Bigneat Ltd., who is a 35-year old, UK-based, global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality biosafety, clean air, and hazardous containment bio-safety enclosures and hoods. We provide biosafety containment solutions covering all protection levels in R&D, clinical labs, and sample process laboratories in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, electronics, food, government, university, and industrial markets.

BioMicroLab
BioMicroLab provides innovative benchtop sample handling automation solutions and tools for life science researchers commonly in drug discovery, R&D, biotech, and molecular genetics testing laboratories. BioMicroLab manufactures tube and vial based robotic sample management platforms which include capabilities for weighing, capping, labeling, liquid handling, volume verification, barcode decoding and more. Our instrument offering helps improve laboratory efficiency by automating tasks associated with tube sample handling, tube labeling, volume verification, and tube sample management. Our easy to use systems provide years of robust operation

BioNex Solutions
BioNex Solutions is focused on providing customers with advanced technology systems for laboratory automation and liquid handling. San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, serves as our manufacturing, development and corporate headquarters.  Led by an experienced management and engineering team with a proven track record in driving innovation toward world class instruments and laboratory automation products, BioNex is uniquely positioned to create new hardware and software solutions for high- and low-throughput applications focusing on compound management, screening, genomics, and proteomics. Our leading edge dynamic plate handling innovations have led to strategic alliances with leading companies in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, biotech and diagnostic industries.

Biosero
Biosero addresses the automation requirements of daily tasks in laboratories by providing scientists with products and services for completely automated solutions. Products include acoustic dispensing, liquid handling, capping/decapping, microplate sealing, barcode scanning, robotic automation, integration and scheduling software – uniquely designed with the highest level of engineering and performance in mind. Proven products are developed by Biosero and partnering companies based on communication with customers in the life science industry including drug discovery, high throughput screening, proteomics and genomics Biosero provides prompt, reliable customer support for partnering companies in sales, support and marketing – allowing concentration on the development of ever-improving products.

BioTek Instruments, Inc.
BioTek is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation including cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers and pipetting systems. Our products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications.

BMG Labtech
BMG Labtech is the manufacturer of microplate readers for both industry and academia. Both the PHERAstar FSX and CLARIOstar are helping customers break new ground with their research and development. Please take a moment and visit our booth and learn how we can help with measuring your HTRF, luminescence, fluorescence, FP, Alpha, and absorbance assays.

BrandTech Scientific
BrandTech® Scientific offers a complete line of laboratory tools and equipment for Life Sciences and Chemistry including: the NEW BRAND® LHS Liquid Handling Station pipetting robot; BRAND® liquid handling products; VACUUBRAND vacuum pumps; VITLAB volumetric plastic labware; BLAUBRAND Class A, USP certified volumetric glassware; and BOCHEM stainless steel laboratory support jacks. Products include pipettes; repeating pipettes; pipette controllers; bottletop dispensers; microplates, PCR tubes, strips and plates, laboratory vacuum pumps and systems, and laboratory automation solutions. Manufactured to strict tolerances with the highest quality materials all BrandTech products deliver outstanding performance and value. 

Brooks
Brooks Life Science Systems provides comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions including industry-leading sample automation, consumables, equipment, cryopreservation products, innovative technology and flexible onsite/offsite temperature-controlled management of compound and biological samples. With an expert team of sample management consultants, we set the industry benchmark in providing high-quality management of research samples with our state-of-the-art storage automation and cold-chain products, temperature-controlled storage facilities, global logistics services, innovative sample bioprocessing solutions and our ISIDOR® transformational technology platform which integrates research samples and data. Our products, services and technology solutions support hundreds of global bioscience customers including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. www.brooks.com/lifescience.

Festo Corporation
For over 40 years in the US and 80 years globally, Festo has been a positive force for manufacturers. Our passion is automation - creating intelligent automation solutions that transform the way people work, the way companies compete. Ultimately, it’s about continuously stimulating progress. Our aim is to help our customers make their products faster, smarter and more precise. Rather than surviving, they can thrive as industry leaders. And when our customers win, we win. We observe. We analyze. We inspire.

Frontier Scientifics
Frontier Scientifics' core competency of Outsourced Materials Management and Sample Preparation Services supports multi-industry Compound Management, R&D Screening and Chemistry groups. Frontier performs sample reformatting and full management and repository services with on-demand distribution of building blocks, peptides, or screening samples, featuring 24-48 hour global delivery. Frontier offers diversity screening libraries, pre-weighed building blocks, stock solution creation and plating, and high throughput analysis, purification and procurement services. Frontier Scientific is known for industry leading compound management services, biologics management, quality building blocks and custom synthesis, and other divisions include biological screening reagents and services, custom peptides and agricultural research services.

Gibson Engineering, Inc.
Gibson Engineering, Inc. is a leading solutions provider for world-class manufacturers of industrial automation products. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, we provide application solutions that help major corporations become time and cost efficient. Using skills-based training through our curriculum and technical support team, we become an extension of our customers’ engineering groups by creating innovative technological applications. We apply technologies to provide the customer with a level of integration for unsurpassed efficiency and productivity. We use these technologies to answer your critical core values: “Reduce my risk, make my life easier, increase my profitability and increase my competitive advantage.”

Grenova, LLC.
Grenova™ is an innovative company that is revolutionizing lab consumables through high-quality waste reduction solutions. Our mission is to lower costs in the laboratory industry and reduce biohazard waste output by delivering groundbreaking approaches in dealing with plastic consumables. Grenova pipette tip washers, TipNovus and TipNovusMini, utilize proven, patented technology to wash and sterilize tips in a high throughput setting. After a thorough wash stage, tips are dried and ready for use once again. Using this process labs can decrease their pipette tip annual spend by up to 90%. Additionally, once pipette tips are washed and sterilized they can then be recycled or re-purposed.

Hamilton Robotics
Hamilton Robotics is a world leader in robotic workstation innovation, our sister company, Hamilton Storage, provides ultra-low temperature automated sample management solutions for the life science industries.

High Res BioSolutions
HighRes offers highly flexible, expandable and modular integrated systems, collaborative robotics and bench-top devices that are easily configured (and reconfigured) for fast-paced, dynamic laboratories. HighRes helps scientists accelerate such areas as drug discovery, high-throughput genotyping, siRNA screening, next-generation sequencing sample prep, biorepository science, molecular diagnostics, and more.
www.highresbiosolutions.com 

Integra Biosciences
INTEGRA is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling and media preparation. We are committed to fulfill the needs of our customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life science and medical industry. Our worldwide known products include the VIAFLO Electronic Pipettes, PIPETBOY Serologic Pipettors, VACUSAFE and VACUSIP Aspiration Systems, DOSE IT Peristaltic Pumps, FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burners, MEDIACLAVE and MEDIAJET Media Preparation Equipment and VIAFILL Reagent Dispensers. Visit www.integra-biosciences.com to see our new, groundbreaking VIAFLO 96 and 384 Channel Electronic Pipette.

Lab Owl™
Lab Owl™ is a flexible and fully integrated bioreactor control system for cell culture and fermentation applications. Available in a variety of form factors, Lab Owl features an easy-to-use interface that has been leveraged in applications ranging from benchtop bioreactors in development labs through pilot plants and manufacturing. With Lab Owl™, you will benefit from: Ease of Configuration, Flexible Control, Ease of Data collection and reporting, analytical instrumentation integration, AND remote access.

Labcyte Inc.
Labcyte, a global biotechnology tools company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is revolutionizing liquid handling. Echo® liquid handling systems use sound to precisely transfer liquids without contact, eliminating the use of pipettes. Labcyte instruments are used worldwide throughout the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as by hospitals, service laboratories, contract research organizations, and academic institutions. Our customers work across a wide spectrum of scientific research, including drug discovery, genomics, proteomics, diagnostics and personalized medicine. Labcyte has 58 U.S. patents and others internationally. For more information, visit www.labcyte.com.

LabLogic Systems, Inc.
LabLogic is a leading provider of instruments and software for measurement and analysis of radioisotopes used in pharmaceutical, academic, nuclear medicine and research laboratories. Our systems include radiochromatography detectors and software for HPLC and TLC, liquid scintillation and gamma counters, radiation monitors, and microplate readers. At LRIG Philadelphia we will be demonstrating the Hidex Sense, a compact, state-of-the-art, multi-technology microplate reader which provides a powerful and flexible platform for performing any kind of assay without limitations.

LGC Group
LGC Group is a 175 year-young company providing novel solutions and services for life science, marine and AgBio research. These include DNA extraction instrumentation and DNA extraction kits; LGC Douglas Scientific HT automation including the innovative Array Tape platforms of the IntelliQube & Nexar Modular Inline Liquid Handling and Assay Processing Systems enabling highly scalable solutions for uHT-qPCR rtPCR PCR; Biosearch Technologies and other others providing research, GMP and Therapeutic custom oligos; and genomic services including NGS, array, sanger and GBS sequencing services; nucleic acid extractions, SNP genotyping and marker and pharmaceutical development services.

Micronic
Micronic’s goal is to advance research by serving scientists in finding solutions that contribute to a higher quality of life. We develop and manufacture a range of Dutch designed products to enhance the process of sample preservation and storage

Opentrons Labworks Inc.

We make robots for biologists that are affordable, intuitive, and customizable. Our mission is to provide the scientific community with a common platform to easily share protocols and reproduce each other's results. Our robots automate experiments that would otherwise be done by hand, allowing our community to spend more time pursuing answers to some of the 21st century’s most important questions.

PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. With our proprietary nucleic acid isolation technology, fully integrated automated library prep, robust sequencing chemistries, sample quality quantitation and visualization tools for analysis of complex sequencing data, we help you deliver top-quality samples for world-class genomics research from start to finish.

Phenix Research Products

Phenix Research Products, founded in 1990, provides unique high-quality products that enhance the functionality and flexibility of highly automated laboratory settings. Our consumable product line is extensive with laboratory robotic tips for most automation pipettors, all varieties of microplates, reservoirs, sealing solutions. Available lab instrumentation includes everything from plate readers and dispensers to heat sealers and labeling systems. We also provide many of the products for a lab’s general needs. Phenix has committed the resources necessary to ensure that laboratory automation and robotics products are delivered on time and with the quality and consistency required by these demanding applications.

Rithum Automation, LLC

Rithum Automation offers low cost Tecan certified refurbished liquid handlers, parts and nationwide service. In stock: Tecan EVO, Genesis, and Miniprep.

SLAS
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international community of more than 20,000 individual scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists and others from academic, government and commercial laboratories. The SLAS mission is to be the preeminent global organization providing forums for education and information exchange and to encourage the study of and improve the practice of life sciences discovery and technology. SLAS is distributing its peer-reviewed journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology at the booth. Also, you can enter to win a full registration to SLAS2018, Feb. 3-7, San Diego ($1,075 value)

Tecan US
Tecan is a leading global provider of automated laboratory instruments, including the Freedom EVO and Fluent lines of robotic pipetting platforms, the Spark, Infinite and Sunrise lines of microplate readers, HydroSpeed and HydroFlex plate washers, the D300e Digital Dispenser and a full complement of disposable tips and consumables.  Our workflow solutions empower people working in clinical diagnostics, research and drug discovery to bring their science to life. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Scientific offers superior automation consumables and sample storage designed to optimize space. Increase pipetting performance with Thermo Scientific Automation Tips for various Liquid Handling Systems, which undergo a rigorous 15-point quality control program to ensure consistency. Our sample storage solutions for biobanking include 2D barcoded tubes, readers, and decappers to give you the power to secure and preserve your samples, track your inventory, streamline productivity, and meet your toughest laboratory challenges.

Titian Software
Founded in 1999, Titian Software supplies software and consultancy services to improve sample management (of compounds, reagents and biologics) for client’s vital life science research. Mosaic is Titian’s customizable, modular software product to control and monitor all aspects of sample storage and preparation. Companies worldwide, from small biotech to global pharma, trust Mosaic to provide a seamless, error-free sample supply chain. SampleBank and FreezerManagement provide optimized and pre-configured subsets of Mosaic available for rapid deployment.

Novel Technology Presentation Abstracts:

Washing and Reusing Tips Using Automated Tip Washers in Production Labs

Presented by: Ali Safavi, Founder & CEO, Grenova Solutions.

Disposable pipette tips provide an easy process for liquid transfers. Considered for one-time use, repeated pipette tip purchases incur ever increased costs and decreased profitability. In addition to cost, once discarded, these polypropylene plastics enter the waste stream and are either incinerated as biohazard waste or discarded to a landfill. Because of the lack of any high throughput cleaning technology, washing pipette tips for reuse was not generally accepted as safe for many assays.

Using a proven technology, Grenova tip washing devices demonstrate that pipette tips can be safely and effectively washed for many laboratory assays. Grenova tip washers have been validated in clinical laboratories and are being used in PCR, immunological, qPCR for NGS library generation, toxicology, LC-MS/MS, NMR, and GD-FID production assays. Furthermore, Grenova’s tip washing technology has been successfully tested for cell culture, high throughput pharmaceutical compound assay testing for compounds in DMSO, and forensic toxicology testing.

Grenova’s tip washers are brand agnostic and can be designed to work with any 384, 96, or 24 industry standard tip. Grenova also offers integration options for a fully automated workflow. Washing pipette tips with Grenova technology results in significant savings. Laboratories utilizing this automated technology save hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of plastic waste with no carryovers, annually.

Robotics Team

Advances in Tube Handling

Presented by: Ed Sheridan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Micronic America LLC

Micronic introduces an innovative format of automated tube handling. The new Tube Handler HT700 features a unique design for greater rack capacity and minimal use of bench-top space. The design also has a positive impact on the throughput. Due to minimum distance between the sample to be picked and the target rack, the pick and place operation can be performed much faster. The Tube Handler HT700 was developed in collaboration with leading research laboratories worldwide to maximize efficiency, save benchtop space, and enhance automation.

The D300 Digital Dispenser…..a small instrument with big capabilities

Presented by: Judy Simone, Sales Engineer, Liquid Handling, Tecan

Enabling Ultra High-Throughput Mass Spectrometry With Acoustic Mist Injection

Presented by: Jaclyn Greimann, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Labcyte, Inc.

Mass spectrometry has the unique ability to qualitatively identify and precisely quantify nearly any analyte and therefore it has become an attractive candidate to generate label-free screening data. However, existing sampling methods do not reach the throughput and assay volume standards to justify including mass spec in high-throughput screening. While MALDI-TOF mass spec meets these requirements, the matrix used in the experiment often interferes with the small molecule analytes in the reaction. Given the limits of existing methods and Labcyte’s groundbreaking acoustic liquid handling, we set out to determine whether our technology could be applied to mass spec systems.

Labcyte’s Acoustic Droplet Ejection technology has been used for over a decade for millions of tipless transfers to help minimize reaction volumes to nanoliter scales. Here we show acoustic technology can create a femtoliter mist that can be ionized and directly injected into a mass spectrometer, resulting in sensitive and reproducible mass spec data. In addition to this new loading technology, the system samples at a rate much faster than existing methods, three injections per second. Given these parameters, this system can generate ultra high-throughput mass spec screening data of a million-compound screen in approximately two work weeks. To demonstrate the power of this method, we present an acoustic system that can inject sample directly from the assay well into a mass spectrometer which is then used to monitor the quantitative ratio of product to substrate. This experiment, developed in only two weeks, culminated in a 240,000-compound screen completed in 66 hours on a prototype system. We believe Acoustic Mist Injection has the potential to impact label-free high-throughput screening in the same way Acoustic Droplet Ejection revolutionized liquid handling a decade ago.

Optimizing Automated Liquid Handling Protocols with the BRAND LHS Software

Presented by: Stephanie R. Franco, PhD, Technical Product Manager, BrandTech Scientific, Inc.

Designing a liquid handling protocol for automation for the most efficient use of time and materials can be tedious, with a lot of trial and error. BRAND’s new, compact Liquid Handling Station (LHS) features extremely user-friendly software that not only makes initial protocol design easy, but simplifies the optimization process. Easy drag-and-drop rearrangement of the instrument deck and a 3D simulation model allows quick determination of the best layout and process verification. A “shopping list” of materials quickly lets you know if materials are being wasted before a single drop of liquid is moved. Combined with BRAND’s decades of robotics experience, transitioning to liquid handling automation is attainable for anyone.

Green Button Go, Providing Novel Solutions to Automating Workflows

Presented by: Jeff Lusen, Field Application Specialist, Biosero

Modern scheduling software is a powerful tool enabling high throughput laboratory automation. However many products on the market have difficulty adapting to the end users' workflows, limiting choices in equipment, constraining LIMS integrations, and hampering the ability to handle data on the fly. Green Button Go was designed with the flexibility to adapt to workflows. Keys to our approach include rapid custom driver development, applications support, seamless LIMS integration, and data handling.

Accelerating Science; Automating Real-Time Workflows With The IntelliQube

Presented by: Dr. Erin Steer, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, LGC Genomics

Agilent Automation – AssayMap Bravo – Automated Sample Prep for Proteins and Peptides

Presented by: Kenda LJ Evans, PhD, Automation Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies

The AssayMap Bravo provides a unique technology for protein and peptide sample prep. This automated platform has workflows established for affinity purification, in-solution digestion, protein and peptide clean-up (desalting), fractionation, phosphopeptide enrichment and N-Glycan analysis currently. Using the AssayMap Bravo platform allows for samples (1-96 wells) to be prepared with reduced variability, provides for a clear path for sample processing scalability and enables customized workflow development without the need for in-house automation expertise.

Hidex Sense Multi-Mode Plate Reader

Presented by: Victor Tchiprout, Lablogic

The Hidex Sense is a compact, state of the art, multi-technology microplate reader providing a powerful, yet flexible platform for performing any kind of assay without limitations. The amazingly compact design, makes it ideal for even the smallest laboratory, and allows the unit to be easily adapted for robotic integration or placement within environmental control chambers. The system software is extremely user friendly – rated ‘Excellent’ on the System Usability Scale (SUS) – and as such, requires minimal training.  The software includes a comprehensive library and a variety of data analysis tools, including export of data files into Excel. The uniquely designed Spectrograph for absorbance detection, allows reading of full spectrum in less than a second per well, with ratio analysis possible in just one reading. Temperature control of up to 65C, as well as linear, orbital and double orbital shaking are standard on the system, as well as optional dual-dispensers and atmospheric control.

The Sense Beta Plus version of the reader uniquely combines liquid scintillation counting with all common non-radiometric measurements, such as absorbance and fluorescence, into one very compact unit.

The dedicated PMT detector for LSC is also used to obtain ultra-high sensitivity luminescence for demanding applications and for reducing reagent use in assays such as dual luciferase, providing up to ten times more sensitivity than other common plate readers.

LRIG Philly Scientific Meeting April 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 10:52 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Jul 18, 2017, 10:00 AM ]



Tuesday April 25, 2017  (4:30 PM to 9:00 PM)  
Philly LRIG Spring Scientific Meeting 
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge 
301 West Dekalb Pike, 
King of Prussia, PA 19406 



Tentative Schedule:
4:30-6:00 PM   Free Food, Drinks, Dessert and Networking  
5:30                 Student Robotics Sponsorship and Mentor Program
                        Meet & Greet This Years Awardee
6:00-8:00 PM   Speakers
8:00-9:00 PM   Awards & Networking


LRIG - Philadelphia Chapter

Scientific Meeting – Spring 2017


Free Delicious Food served until 6:00pm!

  • Domestic and International Cheese Display
    • ... with dried fruit and nuts, assorted Crackers and flatbreads. Marinated Grilled Vegetables, Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Sweet Red Peppers, Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Eggplant and Zucchini, with Sweet Balsamic Glaze.
  • Pasta Station
    • ... with Rigatoni, Asparagus, and Sundried Tomatoes, Shitake Mushroomsand White Wine Sauce. Penne Pasta, Smoked Chicken and Garlic Cream Sauce
  • Butler Passed Hors D'Oeuvres
    • ... including Vegetable Spring Rolls, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, Spinach and Feta Cheese in Filo Crust, Chicken Satay and Chilled Bay Shrimp with lemons and Cocktail Dipping Sauce
  • Roasted Pork Loin
    • ... with Mango Barbecue Sauce dinner rolls with assorted condiments
  • Freshly baked still warm Chocolate Chip Cookies
    • ...with Coffee, Tea, Soda and Water
       


Advances in Cell-Based Assays for Drug Discovery

 We are proud to offer an exciting program of presentations from leading experts in cell biology, screening and drug discovery. The event offers a unique opportunity for scientist from industry and academia to come together with local technology providers and automation experts to network, share ideas and collaborate.


SPEAKERS

Potential leads from High Throughput Screening (HTS) based drug discovery approaches often result in a high lead attrition rate, in part due to lack of disease relevant in vitro cellular models and predictive assay technologies. Recent developments in phenotypic screening using disease relevant cellular models and advanced assay technologies have reduced attrition rate and improved in vitro to in vivo connectivity.  Several examples will be presented to illustrate how phenotypic screening could accelerate lead discovery and drug repositioning.


6:00       
Evaluation of Axiogenesis Peri4U Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Peripheral Neurons

Michael Finley, Ph.D.

Cell-based HTS, Lead Discovery, Janssen R&D

Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have the potential to bridge early stage drug discovery and human biology by providing access to relevant human cell types in quantities that are amenable to robust in vitro assay development.  Identifying a source of large numbers of more uniform human neurons for neuropathic pain indications has been a particular challenge; however, the Peri4U iPS derived peripheral neuron cell line was recently developed and commercialized by Axiogenesis using the Yamanaka factors.  We evaluated the Peri4U cells as a potential source of pain-sensing peripheral neurons by 1) determining whether Peri4U cells expressed common targets known to be expressed in small-diameter, pain-sensing neurons derived from dorsal root ganglia (DRG) via immunofluorescence and gene expression and 2) assessing Peri4U cells for neuron-like function such as neurite outgrowth and electrophysiological properties and 3) comparing transcriptome wide gene expression in differentiated and undifferentiated Peri4U cells to that of mature human DRG, brain and non-neuronal liver tissue.


6:30       
Cytotoxicity of Zardaverine in Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma from a Costello Syndrome Patient

Donna Cartledge, Ph.D., Researcher, 

High-Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery Lab, Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research

Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) is the most common pediatric soft tissue sarcoma, and its incidence is significantly increased in children with Costello syndrome (CS), a rare genetic disorder resulting from heterozygous germline mutations in the proto-oncogene HRAS. CS patients suffer from a very high 10% incidence of ERMS. The incomplete success to date of treating CS-derived ERMS patients highlights a need for better therapeutic options. As tools to discover targeted therapeutic leads, a CS patient-derived ERMS cell line (CS242 ERMS) harboring a homozygous p.G12A mutation in HRAS, and a control cell line derived from the same patient comprising non-malignant CS242 fibroblasts with a heterozygous p.G12A HRAS mutation were investigated. In a pilot study, a library of 2,000 compounds with known pharmacological activities was screened for their effect on CS242 ERMS cell viability. Follow-up testing in a panel of cell lines revealed that various compounds originally developed for other indications were remarkably selective; notably, the phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor zardaverine was at least 1,000-fold more potent in CS242 ERMS than in the patient-matched non-malignant CS242 fibroblasts, other ERMS, or normal fibroblasts. Chronic treatment with zardaverine led to the emergence of resistant cells, consistent with CS242 ERMS comprising a mixed population of cells. In this presentation, I will describe characterization of the activity and selectivity of this compound, and initial studies to provide clues as to mechanism of action.


7:00       
A Case Study of Applying Annotated Chemical Libraries and Chemical Biology Strategies in Phenotypic Screens

Zining Wu, Ph.D.

Screening, Profiling & Mechanistic Biology, GSK


Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic diseases and a major source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Increasing fetal hemoglobin (HbF) has long been a therapeutic goal in management of SCD. This presentation will cover the strategy and outcome of phenotypic screens for HbF inducers. I will discuss the importance of setting up physiologically relevant cellular models in hit identification, the challenges and learning from screens using primary human cells and high-content data handling and analysis. The value of using annotated chemical libraries in phenotypic screening and the discovery of novel chemical modulators will also be presented.


7:30       
Phenotypic Screening to Accelerate Lead Discovery and Drug Repositioning

Zhuyin (Julie) Li, Ph. D.

Translational Biomarker, Lead Discovery & Optimization, BMS


Date: April 254:30-9:00 pm


Location:  DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge 

                301 West Dekalb Pike, 
                King of Prussia, PA 19406 
                www.doubletreehotelvalleyforge.com

 

For the event details and updates go to

http://www.lrig.org/chapters/philadelphia

 

Contact Marina Nelen at marina.nelen@lrig.org


Organizational Meeting March 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 10:29 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 7:27 AM ]


 
Tuesday March 7th, 2017 @ 6 PM 
Philly LRIG  Organizational Meeting 
130 Town Center Rd. 
Valley Forge Center, Route 202 
King of Prussia, PA 19406 
Phone: 610-265-3265 



Plan to come by 6 PM to order your food and non-alcoholic drinks---paid for by LRIG! Meeting will like start at 6:30.
If you are unable to attend but are interested in volunteering you talents for LRIG please email Rodney.Bednar@lrig.org directly.

All are invited to attend a LRIG Philly organizational meeting on the evening of Tuesday March 7th. Your presence and enthusiastic participation would be greatly appreciated. Please Register and consider how you might volunteer your talents and strength.  

Agenda

  • Call for Speakers!  Please contact Marina Nelen (emailto:Marina.Nelen@lrig.org) as soon as possible.
    • Marina will lead discussion of Speakers for Our April 25th 2017 Scientific Meeting.  
    • Linda will provide information on Venue and The Food.
  • We will also be planning and obtaining volunteers to help with the September 26th Annual Vendor Exhibition
    • Jean will discuss Vendor Recruitment and help needed in that area.
    • Linda will discuss Venue and help needed in that area.
  • All attendee are encourage to come with idea for potential future LRIG Events.  
    • Consider how you might volunteer your talents and strength to support LRIG Philly members.

Spring Exhibition 2016

posted Feb 12, 2016, 2:05 PM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 1:45 PM by Scott Rehlander ]

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lrig-philadelphia-spring-exhibition-2016-tickets-22417727025

Thursday April 28, 2016  (4:00 PM to 8:30 PM)  
Philly LRIG Spring Vendor Exhibition 
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge 
301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406 

See Call for Presentations and Posters Below:

LRIG Philadelphia 2016 Exhibition

April 28th, 2016
Click here to Register for this Free Event
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge
301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Free Food, loads of vendors, great speakers and networking. Hope to see you there! Register Now for this free event in King of Prussia PA!

Location:
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge
301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
www.doubletreehotelvalleyforge.com


Timeline:
Attendee check-in begins at 4:00 pm
Exhibition and posters from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Scientific presentations from 7 to 8:35 pm



Scientific Program:
7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Scientific presentations

Development and validation of GPCR cell lines and assays for screening
Lisa Minor, Ph.D., President of In Vitro Strategies, LLC.
 
Screening and diagnostic assays on electronic p-Chips
Ji Li, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist and Team Leader at PharmaSeq, Inc
 
Identification of KRAS Mutant Selective Inhibitors of Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth Via Parallel Phenotypic High-throughput Screening of Approved Drugs
Shurong Hou, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher at The Scripps Research Institute Molecular Screening Center
 
FEATURED PRESENTATION: Thermal Stability Assays…Past, Present, and Future
Matthew Todd, Ph.D., Founder at Solutions 



Vendor Presentations


4:15 - 4:30

Rapid Generation of Dose-Response Curves & Enzyme Profiles using Novel Digital Dispensing Technology

Presented by: Tal Murthy, Sr. Field Applications Scientist, Tecan, Inc.

The Tecan D300e Digital Dispenser offers a simple method for generating enzyme profiles, synergy experiments and dose-response curves. Using HP’s Direct Digital Dispensing technology, it provides picoliter to microliter non-contact dispensing of liquids directly into the assay plate, saving time, minimizing consumption of valuable samples and accelerating research. From small molecules in DMSO to biomolecules in surfactant-containing aqueous solutions, this convenient bench-top solution allows rapid delivery of any dose to any well. Requiring almost no set-up time, it uses disposable Dispense heads to minimize dead volumes and virtually eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, offering high quality, low volume dispensing for a wide range of applications.

4:32 - 4:47

Acoustic Dispensing and Bioassays

Presented by: Johanna Mylet, Account Manager, Labcyte, Inc.

From the delivery of compounds in DMSO for high-throughput screening campaigns to profiling patient response in personalized medicine efforts, the precision and accuracy of the Echo Series of Liquid Handlers has led to higher throughput and reduced cost across the spectrum of drug discovery and development.  The any-well-to-any-well acoustic dispensing of compounds, reagents and samples afforded by Echo Liquid Handlers greatly facilitates bioassay development. Additionally, the Echo Liquid Handlers’ ability to dispense in nanoliter volume increments enables effective miniaturization of assays resulting in significant cost savings and minimal expenditure of precious samples.  During this presentation, we will explore how the Echo Liquid Hander can be used for tasks commonly required in bioassay workflows such as cell dispensing, bead dispensing and DOE. We’ll also highlight our Access Workstation which provides a platform to integrate Echo Liquid Handlers and other peripherals to enable fully automated workflows.  The Access Workstation can be utilized to execute multiple assays simultaneously to analyze sample panels in a bridging study or can support a larger PC/PV campaign to analyze many samples in a single assay. The Tempo scheduling software that governs tasks on the Access Workstation is user-friendly and interfaces directly with all compatible versions of Echo® Software Applications. The adoption of acoustic dispensing presents an exciting opportunity for bioassay development and execution.

4:49- 5:04

Live Cell Assay Automation

Presented by: Vram Derohannessian, Sr. Sales Representative, BioTek Instruments, Inc.

To address the need of an assay workstation that is both flexible and affordable, yet providing the means to run live cell assays BioTek has developed the BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator. The BioSpa 8 links BioTek readers together with BioTek liquid handlers for the automation of assay of up to 8 microplates and other labware (slides, flasks, dishes). Real time control and continuous temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity level monitoring; along with lid handling ensure an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experiment stages, with minimal manual intervention. BioSpa’s software, which features text or email notifications, relieves the need for onsite monitoring. The session timelines and environmental reports allows for scrutiny of process and system status. BioSpa 8 automates assay workflows by repeated manipulation and storage of microplates containing live cells or temperature sensitive reagents. Its size is such that it, along with a liquid handler and reader/imager, can be placed inside a conventional 6-foot biosafety cabinet. We will provide results data and assay work flows for several examples of different assays that have been run using the BioSpa.

5:06- 5:21

Hands Off with Hamilton: Highlighting New Automation Technologies for Bioanalysis

Presented by: Michael Mouradian, PhD, Scientific Leader, Drug Discovery, Hamilton Company

As a leader in laboratory automation, Hamilton has met the demand for automation flexibility, throughput scalability, and platform versatility. Regardless of experimental complexity, Hamilton offers vertically integrated platforms with robust software that is easy-to-use. This presentation will focus on Hamilton’s innovative small devices and new liquid class development software to streamline bioanalytical preparation and analysis.

5:23- 5:38

Improve the quality and accuracy of your assays using the next generation of microplate reader, designed just for your lab

Presented by: Mike Cianci, Sr. Field Applications Scientist, Tecan, Inc.

Tecan’s Spark microplate reader empowers you to have complete confidence in your data, no matter the application. Offering greater flexibility and increased productivity for cell biology and genomics applications, its unique modular platform helps your lab remain agile. The Spark delivers a combination of advanced capabilities and exceptional ease-of-use to simplify and streamline your daily workload. For enhanced consistency in your data, the Spark offers an industry-first cooling module, Te-Cool™, to ensure absolute temperature uniformity across one or more of your detection assays. Additional features including lid-lifter, automated bright-field imaging, fusion optics, and integrated environmental controls all combine to make the Spark microplate reader a true workhorse for your lab.

5:40- 5:55
Hidex Sense Microplate Reader

Presented by: Steve Lane, LabLogic Systems, Inc.

The Hidex Sense, shown at the LabLogic Table # 20, is a compact, state of the art, multi-technology microplate reader providing a powerful, yet flexible platform for performing any kind of assay without limitations. The amazingly compact design, makes it ideal for even the smallest laboratory, and allows the unit to be easily adaptable for robotic integration or placement within environmental control chambers. The system software is extremely user friendly – rated ‘Excellent’ on the System Usability Scale (SUS) – and as such, requires minimal training. The software includes a comprehensive library and a variety of data analysis tools, including export of data files into Excel. The uniquely designed Spectrograph for absorbance detection, allows reading of full spectrum in less than a second per well, with ratio analysis possible in just one reading. Temperature control of up to 65C, as well as linear, orbital and double orbital shaking are standard on the system, as well as optional dual-dispensers and atmospheric control.

The Sense Beta Plus version of the reader uniquely combines liquid scintillation counting with all common non-radiometric measurements, such as absorbance and fluorescence, into one very compact unit.

5:57 - 6:12
Robust detection of human tau protein aggregation using HTRF® Technology and the PHERAstar FS

Presented by: James Fossetta, Scientific Consultant for Cisbio (in collaboration with BMG Labtech)

Current trends indicate that increasing numbers of the population worldwide will develop a neurodegenerative disease later in life. Countless research projects all over the world are focused on investigating how the neurodegeneration process starts and by what mechanisms it occurs.   It is the goal of this research to find new entities for disease treatment or even disease prevention.

Cisbio has developed a dispense and read HTRF assay to detect and quantify tau aggregates in brain tissue. Tau is a protein that is important for the strength of the cytoskeleton as it binds to microtubule structures and regulates its composition. Abnormal tau protein leads to a collapse of structures and since tau is present all over the body, collapse of structures can happen in the brain where plaques will develop. This is typical for diseases such as Alzheimer's. It is assumed that the level of a patient's tau protein can be used as an indicator of a neurodegenerative state.

The HTRF assay identifies tau aggregates and can be applied to cell cultures, brain tissues, and recombinant proteins. By using the BMG PHERAstar FS microplate reader, an extraordinarily sensitive, yet fast multi-mode reader for low and high-throughput screening, the assay is specific enough to discriminate tau aggregates between early stages of tau fibril formation and uses only 10ul of sample.

Authors: James D. Fossetta and Delphine Jaga (Cisbio Bioassays), Chris Quinlan and Franka Maurer (BMG Labtech)



Free Food Menu (4:30 to 6:30PM; Dessert 6:30-END):

Our menu for your gastronomic pleasure will include: 
  • Domestic and International Cheese Display. 
  • Marinated Grilled Vegetables.
  • Bowtie Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce.
  • Shrimp Scampi Risotto.
  • Butler Passed Canapés and Hors d’oeuvres including Mini Crab Cakes, Spring Rolls, Scallops Wrapped in Bacon, Beef Satay, Franks in Puff Pastry Jackets and Assorted Flatbreads,
  • Slider Station with Sautéed Sweet Onions, French Fries and Sweet Potato Fries.
  • Grilling Station featuring Petite Filet Mignon, Shrimp and Lemon Thyme Chicken with an assortment of Dipping Sauces.
  • Dessert including Coffee, a variety of Teas and an assortment of Double Tree Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies and Brownies.


For additional information, please visit the Event Page on http://lrig.org.






List of Exhibiting Vendors




Additional Vendor Info

4titude®

4titude® specializes in the design and manufacture of solutions for life sciences and molecular diagnostics. Since its foundation in 2005, 4titude® continues to develop a range of innovative products for PCR & sequencing, imaging, plate sealing, liquid handling, forensic and NGS sample processing. Strong, steady growth in sales has allowed 4titude® to invest in highest quality manufacturing facilities with ISO 9001 certified processes, UK ISO class 7&8 cleanroom production and most recently ISO13485 certification.


Agilent Technologies

Agilent is committed to providing advanced laboratory solutions that help scientists solve real-world problems such as ensuring the quality of food, water, and air; managing the world’s resources and energy; and developing therapeutics and diagnostics to fight disease.


Analytik Jena

Analytik Jena is a leading provider of high-end instruments and products in the fields of biotechnology and molecular diagnostics. Our complete life science portfolio extends beyond systems for bioanalytical applications to include laboratory management software, services, device-specific consumables and chemistries for nucleic acid purification, qPCR and diagnostics.  Cutting-edge automated high-throughput systems are offered under the world known brand, CyBio Product Line. Analytik Jena is a proud member of the Swiss Endress+Hauser Group.


ArcticWhite

ArcticWhite offers a family of products for laboratory efforts in high throughput screening, compound storage, ADME, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, high throughput synthesis, targeted compound synthesis, combinatorial chemistry, drug discovery, PCR, and gene expression. From 24 well to 1536 well plates, pipette tips, dry down stations, instruments for sample management, bar code readers, heat sealers, custom coating for both cell based and enzyme based assays, and the ArctiSeal™ brand of sealing mat closures, ArcticWhite can meet all your needs.


Art Robbins Instruments

ARI designs and manufactures laboratory equipment and consumable products for liquid handling and protein crystallography. ARI will be promoting the Cobra, a nanoliter capable non-contact, high speed reagent dispenser, ideal for PCR Master Mix additions. The Scorpion Screen Builder is a high speed single channel pipettor. This extremely versatile work station can be used to perform anything that you can do with a hand-held pipettor, with the speed, reliability and precision of an automated dispenser


Artel

Artel products and services enable laboratories to ensure sample volume data integrity, compliance, and efficiency. The MVS (Multichannel Verification System) allows you to verify accuracy and precision, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of automated liquid handlers and multichannel pipettes.   Artel Liquid Handling Service combines the superior volume measurement capabilities of the MVS with the expertise of an Artel Field Service Technician in your lab, removing liquid handling as a source of error in your processes. The Artel VMS (Volume Measurement System) measures the sample volume present in each microplate well – in-process – for virtually any plate or sample type.


BioNex Solutions

BioNex is a rapidly expanding provider of advanced laboratory automation systems, microplate instrumentation, and OEM diagnostic solutions. Our team of engineers and scientists have decades of experience in drug discovery, molecular biology, and laboratory robotics, bringing leading edge performance and reliability to your operation. Let us transform your workflows today.

BioNex Solutions' quality system is certified to ISO 13485 and ISO 9001.


Biosero

Biosero addresses the automation requirements of daily tasks in laboratories by providing scientists with products and services for completely automated solutions.  Products include acoustic dispensing, liquid handling, capping/decapping, microplate sealing, barcode scanning, robotic automation, integration and scheduling software – uniquely designed with the highest level of engineering and performance in mind.  Proven products are developed by Biosero and partnering companies based on communication with customers in the life science industry including drug discovery, high throughput screening, proteomics and genomics   Biosero provides prompt, reliable customer support for partnering companies in sales, support and marketing – allowing concentration on the development of ever-improving products.


BioTek

BioTek® is recognized worldwide for designing and manufacturing high-value, customer driven microplate-based instrumentation used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.  BioTek’s comprehensive product line includes automated widefield digital microscopy systems, multi-mode and single mode microplate detection systems for absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence measurements. BioTek’s liquid handling products include microplate washers, dispensers and pipetting systems. Automated incubators, microplate stackers, powerful data and image analysis software, and myriad accessory options provide the complete solution for laboratories around the world.


BMG Labtech

BMG Labtech provides microplate readers for the HTS and Assay Development marketplace.  The PHERAstar FS is the Flagship multimode reader with dedicated optics and laser for HTRF.  The CLARIOstar is the newest Assay Development reader featuring proprietary LVF monochromators with adjustable bandpasses up to 100 nm.


Brooks

Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks Life Science Systems is the global leader in automated sample management solutions that ensure cold-chain integrity from room temperature to -190° C. The company provides unparalleled experience in cold chain management that removes risk and uncertainty from your process. Offering the scale, stability, and customer support of a worldwide automation company, Brooks “future proofs” your sample workflow investment and maximizes sample availability. The company’s highly reliable, scalable systems and consumables manage sample chain of custody across a broad range of drug discovery and biostorage applications.  Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.


Corning Life Sciences

Come see our new 3D screening technology and our new cell models for transporter and toxicology assays and our bench top label free Epic system!


empBiotech LLC

empBiotech welcomes you to the Spring Philadelphia LRIG Exhibition. See our automation tools designed to automate purification tasks such as desalting, remove free label, buffer exchange, etc. These products include 96/384 well filter bottom plates & a unique 96 column array. Along with SEC matrices, a large variety of other matrices are available. SMART Chromatography™ is an exciting new development, allowing for rapid purification directly from the bioreactor.emp Biotech is a creative, responsive group that look forward to working with you to solve downstream purifications.


Festo

For over 40 years in the US and 80 years globally, Festo has been a positive force for manufacturers. Our passion is automation - creating intelligent automation solutions that transform the way people work, the way companies compete. Ultimately, it’s about continuously stimulating progress. Our aim is to help our customers make their products faster, smarter and more precise. Rather than surviving, they can thrive as industry leaders. And when our customers win, we win. We observe and analyze. We inspire.


GRENOVA

GRENOVA is an innovative company that is revolutionizing lab consumables through high-quality waste reduction solutions. Our mission is to lower costs in the laboratory industry and reduce biohazard waste in the environment by delivering ground-breaking approaches in dealing with plastic consumables. TipNovusMINI is an automated tip washer for 96 and 384 pipette tips.


Hamilton Robotics

Hamilton Robotics is a leading global manufacturer providing automated liquid handling workstations and laboratory automation technology to the scientific community.  With a focus on innovative design, our products incorporate Hamilton’s patented liquid handling technologies and our product portfolio includes liquid handling platforms, standard application-based solutions, small devices, consumables, and OEM liquid handling solutions.  Known for advancing life science, clinical diagnostics, forensics and biotechnology industries, our products offer reliability, performance, and flexibility.  Ensuring a continuous commitment to quality, Hamilton utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing at production facilities in Reno, Nevada and Bonaduz, Switzerland and has earned a global ISO 9001 certification.  Privately held, Hamilton maintains headquarters in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Massachusetts; and Bonaduz, Switzerland, along with subsidiary offices throughout the world. www.hamiltoncompany.com


INTEGRA

INTEGRA is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling and media preparation. We are committed to fulfill the needs of our customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life science and medical industry.Our worldwide known products include the VIAFLO Electronic Pipettes, PIPETBOY Serologic Pipettors, VACUSAFE and VACUSIP Aspiration Systems, DOSE IT Peristaltic Pumps, FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burners, MEDIACLAVE and MEDIAJET Media Preparation Equipment and VIAFILL Reagent Dispensers. Visit www.integra-biosciences.com to see our new, groundbreaking VIAFLO 96 and 384 Channel Electronic Pipette.


Intellicyte

IntelliCyt enables rapid and cost effective screening and profiling of physiologically-relevant model systems using cell and/or bead-based assays. Our easy-to-use hardware, software, and reagent systems are optimized to work together to conserve precious samples, use less reagent, and to minimize time-to-answer to enhance productivity and preserve the biology of interest


Labcyte

Every experiment performed in life sciences, molecular medicine, drug discovery and diagnostic testing involves liquid handling. Labcyte’s award-winning products use acoustic energy to transfer precise amounts of fluids without touching them. This capability significantly improves data quality and reliability, while eliminating or substantially reducing costs associated with pipette tips, reagents and waste disposal. Equally important, it conserves precious samples and enables highly accurate assay miniaturization, dramatically improving productivity. Labcyte products offer cutting-edge solutions for: High throughput and secondary screening, Cell-based and biochemical assays and ADME-Tox, Genomics ‒ Next-Gen sequencing, RT-qPCR and genotyping, Proteomics ‒ Protein/peptide arrays, biomarkers and protein crystallography


LabLogic Systems

LabLogic Systems is a premier instrument and software provider supporting PET/nuclear medicine facilities, pharmaceutical companies, agrochemical research, universities and contract research organisations for over 30 years. Our systems include radio-HPLC, radio-TLC and other quality control instruments which are designed to help streamline operations and meet with demanding compliance requirements. In addition to instruments LabLogic produce a range of specialist applications software such as Laboratory Information Management Systems for ADME studies and PET production. All LabLogic products are backed by an extensive support network providing a comprehensive installation, validation, maintenance and technical support service. The company is ISO 9001 accredited and meets all recognised GLP standards.


Phenix Research Products

Phenix Research Products, founded in 1990, provides unique high-quality products that enhance the functionality and flexibility of highly automated laboratory settings. Our consumable product line is extensive with laboratory robotic tips for most automation pipettors, all varieties of microplates, reservoirs, sealing solutions. Available lab instrumentation includes everything from plate readers and dispensers to heat sealers and labeling systems. We also provide many of the products for a lab’s general needs. Phenix has committed the resources necessary to ensure that laboratory automation and robotics products are delivered on time and with the quality and consistency required by these demanding applications.

 

Seahorse Microplates

Serving the life sciences industry since 1984, Seahorse Microplates, a part of Agilent Technologies, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality microplates for biological research and drug discovery. Customers include academic and government institutions and pharmaceutical and biotech organizations, as well as OEM manufacturers of assay kits and lab instruments suppliers. Our fabrication facility is an RNase/DNase-free clean room environment, certified ISO 9001:2008 and includes: design, mold fabrication, injection molding, assembly, testing, and quality control. Seahorse Microplates is a U.S. company headquartered in Billerica, MA, with production facilities in Chicopee, MA.


Tecan

Tecan is a leading global provider of automated laboratory instruments and solutions. Our systems and components help people working in clinical diagnostics, basic and translational research and drug discovery bring their science to life. In particular, we develop, produce, market and support automated workflow solutions that empower laboratories to achieve more.


Titian Software

Founded in 1999, Titian Software specializes in sample management, offering software products and consultancy services to improve the efficiency, throughput and integrity of sample libraries. Its industry-renowned Mosaic™ software optimizes the storage, processing, tracking, and ordering of diverse sample types, including compounds, biologicals and reagents. The Mosaic product suite can be a solution for single or multi-site organizations and is the preferred sample management system for many of the top bio-pharma companies. With increasing worldwide demand, Titian Software has presence in Europe, the United States and the Far East to provide its customers with local expertise and support.


TTP Labtech, Inc.

TTP Labtech is a world leader in the design and development of automated instrumentation, consumables and reagents for life science applications, with renowned engineering and application support and customer service. We offer state-of-the-art solutions for high-throughput compound and biologics screening (ameon® with FLT Flexyte reagents, acumen® Cellista, mirrorball® with sol-R multiplexed beads), flexible sample management from ambient to -800C (comPOUND®, arktic®, lab2lab), and miniaturised liquid handling for applications such as NGS, high-throughput screening and MALDI-TOF (mosquito®, dragonfly®).



Organizational Meeting Jan 2016

posted Nov 12, 2015, 11:25 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Jan 15, 2016, 2:33 PM ]

 
Tuesday January 19th, 2016 @ 6 PM
Philly LRIG  Organizational Meeting and Elections 
130 Town Center Rd.
Valley Forge Center, Route 202
King of Prussia, PA 19406 
Phone: 610-265-3265

Plan to come by 6 PM to order your food and non-alcoholic drinks---paid for by LRIG! Meeting will like start at 6:30.
If you are unable to attend but are interested in a leadership position or volunteering you talents for LRIG please email Rodney.Bednar@lrig.org directly.

All are invited to attend a LRIG Philly organizational meeting on the evening of Tuesday January 19th. Your presence and enthusiastic participation would be greatly appreciated. Please Register and consider how you might volunteer your talents and strength.

Agenda:

  • We will hold our Biennial Elections for Board and Steering Committee
    • All Board Positions are Open (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Web-Master)
    • Steering Committee is open to all interested members
  • We will also be planning and obtaining volunteers to help with the April 28th Spring Exhibition.

Fall Social 2015

posted Jul 7, 2015, 5:44 PM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 11:27 AM ]

Register Now for Free! 
(Registration Required and Closes at the End of September)





Thursday October 8, 2015 (5:00 PM to 8:30 PM)  

Philly LRIG Fall Social  
King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company Banquet Hall  
170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406  
Google Map for Directions  (See Picture Below)
See Parking Details at Bottom of Screen








Plenty of Free Food and Free Drinks all Night
Cash Bar for Alcoholic Beverages
5 PM:  Appetizers and Free Drinks
6 PM:  Buffet Dinner 
After Dinner Speaker:  Andy Zaayenga, Executive Chair LRIG

Andy Zaayenga, Executive Chair LRIG, will be our after dinner speaker and he will also lead an open discussion of the membership.  We will discuss plans for an organizational meeting in the 1st half of January to elect a new board and ideas for our Spring Exhibition on April 28th 2016.

Menu:




Parking:

Park in the Banquet Hall Parking (72 Space) Behind the Firehouse.  DO NOT PARK in the Firefighter Space in the Front of the Firehouse.
See Map below for 3 overflow parking options.



Spring Exhibition 2015

posted Nov 27, 2014, 9:55 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated May 8, 2016, 11:50 AM ]

http://www.lrig.org/chapters/philadelphia/Events-PHL/Spring-Exhibition-2015#TOC-Speakers:-Scientific-and-Novel-Technologies-Presentations
Click Icon to Review Presentations and Vendors  

2015 Exhibition Photos

Venue Information:

 
Wednesday April 22, 2015  (4:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Philly LRIG Spring Vendor Exhibition
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge
301 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Vendor Exhibition:  4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Novel Technologies Presentations:  4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Food: (4:30-6:30) & Desert (6:30 to End)
Scientific Presentations:  6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 
Vendors/Exhibitor Click HERE to Reserve your Spot   (SOLD OUT!)
Additional information for vendors Click HERE

Speakers: Scientific and Novel Technologies Presentations

"Keynote Speaker"
Director, High-Throughput Screening 
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania




List of Exhibiting Vendors

Click Here for Detailed Information on Vendors
Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for free to all attendees during the event in the Grand 
Ball Room.  The Hotel will provide a cash bar for those desiring to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Our menu for your gastronomic pleasure will include: 
  • Domestic and Continental Cheese Display. 
  • Marinated Grilled Vegetables.
  • Bowtie Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce.
  • Shrimp Scampi Risotto.
  • Butler Passed Canapés and Hors d’oeuvres including mini crab cakes, spring rolls, scallops wrapped in bacon, beef satay, franks in puff pastry jackets & assorted flatbreads.
  • Slider Station with sautéed sweet onions, French fries and sweet potato fries.
  • Dessert including coffee, a variety of teas and an assortment of cookies and brownies.

Scientific Program: (6:30 - 9:00 PM) 

Scientist, Janssen R&D LLC, Strategic Operations
"HTS Applications Supporting Large Molecule Drug Development”

Scientific Director,  Janssen R&D LLC, Drug Product Development
“Adapting to Highly Randomized Experimental Designs in Formulation Development”

"Keynote Speaker"
Director, High-Throughput Screening 
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
“A Discovery Platform for Translation of Innovative Basic Science in Academia”

Novel Technologies Presentations (4:15 - 6:15 PM)

(See Abstracts Below)

4:15 – 4:35 Dana Campbell, Laboratory Applications Specialist, Artel
Artel presents newest system that measures volume within wells by pressure technology

4:35 – 4:55 Ali Safavi Founder & CEO. Grenova Solutions
"Reduce Cost and Waste Through Innovation"

4:55 – 5:15 Todd SmithMid Atlantic Sales Engineer, BlueCatBio
"Plate Washing and Media Change by Centrifugation: Overcoming limitations of aspiration based washers"

5:15 – 5:35 Malcolm CrookDirector, Laboratory Automation, Peak Analysis and Automation Ltd UK
"Scheduling techniques for laboratory automation"

5:35 – 5:55 Stephen KosteskiMid-Atlantic Sales Manager, IntelliCyt
"Complex Assays: Cells, Beads, Microbes and Mixtures Made Simple with the iQue® Screener platform from IntelliCyt"

5:55 – 6:15 Bob DunstField Application Scientist, Gyros, Inc.
"Automated Nanoliter-scale Immunoassays: Expanding Discovery Productivity for Bioanalysis"

Abstracts for Presentations

Artel presents newest system that measures volume within wells by pressure technology
Dana Campbell, Laboratory Applications Specialist, Artel
4:15 – 4:35
Artel’s VMS is a unique solution to in-process volume measurements of liquids and/or solids within the wells of a plate. The VMS seals each well and cycles through a series of repeated pressurizations to accurately and precisely determine sample volumes in as little as 35 seconds for 96-well plates, and 110 seconds for 384-well plates. Labs that have a need for in-process assay plate volume measurements, such as compound screening labs, should find that this system provides a seamless answer. Regardless of the shape of the well, type of plastic, or density of the contents, this technology will rapidly measure the volume.

"Scheduling techniques for laboratory automation"
Malcolm CrookDirector, Laboratory Automation, Peak Analysis and Automation Ltd UK
5:15 – 5:35
There are many advantages in automating laboratory processes. One of the most important is the increase in sample throughput that can be achieved.  To realise this, it is critical that the workflow (sample handling) must be scheduled, to ensure that samples are processed efficiently whilst obeying constraints such as controlled incubation times. There are various methods to determine a schedule, not just within the realms of laboratory automation but within other industries too.  The terms ‘dynamic’, ’event-driven’ and ‘round-robin’ are often used, but the expected behaviour of such systems is often interpreted differently by the users of the automated platform.  This talk will examine the scheduling techniques that are particularly effective for managing laboratory automation work flows, how they work along with the benefits and limitations. We will also present examples of scheduling problems from other industries and how their solutions could be applied to laboratory automation.

"Automated Nanoliter-scale Immunoassays: Expanding Discovery Productivity for Bioanalysis"
Bob DunstField Application Scientist, Gyros, Inc.
5:55 – 6:15
New launched Gyrolab xPlore™ is a compact system that automates immunoassays at nanoliter-scale. It accelerates assay development and bioanalysis for time critical workflows in preclinical R&D, bioprocess development and regulated clinical trials. Using an affinity flow-through format, incubations are eliminated with shorter run times. Gyros’ technology ensures high reproducibility and productivity with Gyrolab platforms that process up to 112 data points per CD in under an hour. The presentations will present Gyrolab platforms and their use in the bioanalytical support of biologics.

"Complex Assays: Cells, Beads, Microbes and Mixtures Made Simple with the iQue® Screener platform from IntelliCyt"
Stephen KosteskiMid-Atlantic Sales Manager, IntelliCyt
5:35 – 5:55
The iQue Screener from IntelliCyt is an integrated suspension screening platform that gives you the right content, at the right time, for the right cost. Our proprietary sampling technique reduces sample volumes to as low as 1uL and eliminates dead volume, while our easy-to-use hardware, software, and reagent systems are optimized to work together and designed to conserve precious samples, use less reagent, and to minimize time-to-answer.  By combining a powerful flow cytometry detection engine with a novel and patented sampling mechanism, the iQue Screener meets throughput and content objectives in a way that no other suspension screening platform can achieve. It works by transferring samples from microplate wells to the detection engine in a continuous, air gap delimited stream, and collecting multiple readouts from every cell or bead. The resulting assays take minutes, not hours, and results can be presented on per-cell, per-well, per-compound, or per-plate bases.

"Reduce Cost and Waste Through Innovation"
Ali Safavi Founder & CEO. Grenova Solutions
4:35 – 4:55
For many decades, the standard practice for laboratories has been to purchase pipette tips as well as pay to have the tips discarded as biohazardous waste. Grenova sees this model as an area where labs have room to improve operating efficiency and minimize environmental impact. Hence, TipNovus was created, which serves as an automated pipette tip cleaning system that allows labs to safely reuse completely sanitized tips and reduce costly waste. TipNovus also allows for the reduction of recurring overhead cost of pipette tips. TipNovus is the first automated high throughput tip washer that enables labs to wash, sanitize, and dry large quantities of pipette tips for the purpose of reusing them. Grenova sees TipNovus as a path to revolutionizing the approach and perspective on laboratory consumables. In addition to washing tips, Grenova is causing a paradigm shift by working to develop instruments that make it possible to safely reuse many other types of consumables.  The effectiveness of TipNovus’ ability to sanitize tips has been accomplished by various comparisons and validations on new tips vs. washed tips. Additionally, repeated gravimetric volume verifications have proven that the integrity of the tips is not compromised during the washing process.  The results of these studies can be found on Grenova’s website, www.grenovasolutions.com.

"Plate Washing and Media Change by Centrifugation: Overcoming limitations of aspiration based washers"
Todd SmithMid Atlantic Sales Engineer, BlueCatBio
4:55 – 5:15
Review problems of aspiration based washer caused by aspiration needle. Present BlueWasher’s “Washing by Centrifugation” solution achieving contact-free, near zero-residual volume plate washing & media changes.  Show engineering solution to avoid contamination. Present data in support of BlueWasher’s key benefits for adherent cellular assays. Introduce BlueWasher’s application specific plate evacuation settings for ELISA, magnetic bead based DNA extraction, cellular assays and microarray slide drying. Show BlueWasher’s intuitive graphical user interface and accessories.

Vendor Exhibition: (4:00 - 7:00 PM)


Detailed Information on Vendors

Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies leads the industry with robust, reliable instruments that provide the ability to analyze, confirm and quantify substances of interest. Our workflow solutions enable you to maintain stringent practices from sample preparation, through analysis, to final report. When combined with our informatics architecture, large quantities of data can be managed while preserving the integrity and security of the results. Agilent offers a complete line of GC, LC, MS and Spectroscopy instruments and technologies, as well as the related consumables, support and services. For more information visit our website – www.agilent.com.

Analytik Jena AG
The CyBio Product Line of Analytik Jena AG offers high quality liquid handling and automation technologies with the highest reputation for precision, reliability and simplicity. CyBio products set standards in fast and accurate pipetting in 96, 384 and 1536 well formats. The portfolio of the CyBio Product Line ranges from dispenser, automated simultaneous pipettors to robot-based systems. Moreover, our Automation Team designs, produces and installs fully automated systems tailored to our clients' application.

Andrew Alliance
Andrew Alliance (based on Geneva Switzerland and Boston MA) manufactures a novel robot designed to use standard, commercially available pipettes to enhance the performance and efficiency of the pipetting process. The Andrew product family is unique in the liquid handling arena; it consists of portable, ready to use companion robots using conventional pipettes that can be used anywhere with little to no training. Our product line focuses on providing users more accurate results, time & money savings, as well as improving worker health by minimizing manual pipetting time and decreasing exposure to hazardous substances.

Art Robbins
ARI designs and manufactures laboratory equipment and consumable products for liquid handling and protein crystallography. ARI will be displaying the Cobra, a nanoliter capable non-contact, high speed reagent dispenser, ideal for PCR Master Mix additions. The Scorpion Screen Builder is a high speed single channel pipettor. This extremely versatile work station can be used to perform anything that you can do with a hand-held pipettor, with the speed, reliability and precision of an automated dispenser.

Artel
Artel products and services enable laboratories to ensure sample volume data integrity, compliance, and efficiency. The MVS (Multichannel Verification System) allows you to verify accuracy and precision, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of automated liquid handlers and multichannel pipettes. Artel Liquid Handling Service combines the superior volume measurement capabilities of the MVS with the expertise of an Artel Field Service Technician in your lab, removing liquid handling as a source of error in your processes. The newly released Artel VMS (Volume Measurement System) measures the sample volume present in each microplate well – in-process – for virtually any plate or sample type.

Biosero
Biosero addresses the automation requirements of daily tasks in laboratories by providing scientists with products and services for completely automated solutions.  Products include liquid handling, capping/decapping, microplate sealing, barcode scanning, robotic automation, integration and scheduling software – all uniquely designed with the highest level of engineering and performance in mind.

BioTek
BioTek is recognized worldwide for manufacturing high-value, customer driven microplate based solutions used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic. BioTek's comprehensive product line includes automated widefield digital microscopy, multi-mode microplate detection systems, microplate washers, dispensers and pipetting systems and microplate stackers.

BlueCatBio GmbH
Our BlueWasher, winner of an SLAS2015 New Product Award, is a contactless, near zero residual volume, automation friendly plate washer/ media changer that uses centrifugation instead of aspiration to remove liquids from all plate formats, including 1536 well. Our solutions for adherent cellular assay include plates optimized for centrifugation-based media changes and a line of custom cleaning reagents. Magnetic carrier option for media changes in magnetic bead assays such as high throughput DNA extraction.

BMG Labtech
BMG Labtech provides microplate readers for the HTS and Assay Development marketplace.  The PHERAstar FS is the Flagship multimode reader with dedicated optics and laser for HTRF.  The CLARIOstar is the newest Assay Development reader featuring proprietary LVF monochromators with adjustable bandpasses up to 100 nm.

Brooks
The global leader in automated sample management for drug discovery and biostorage applications. Part of Brooks Automation (Nasdaq:BRKS) the Company provides unparalleled experience in automated compound and biological sample storage removing risk and uncertainty from your process. Backed by the scale, stability, and customer support of a worldwide automation company, we “future proof” your sample workflow investment and maximize sample availability. From consumables to devices to capital equipment, Brooks’ flexible, scalable solutions provide the “perfect fit” for your sample storage and management needs.

Computype
Computype is an industry leader in identification solutions and turnkey label automation for the life science and diagnostics industry.  Our belief is that every sample, specimen, and slide should have a unique name so as to be efficiently tracked throughout its life.  With cryogenic storage labels, integratable label automation, and proven industry expertise, Computype solutions can improve process workflows, increase throughput, and reduce costs.  Visit us at LRIG to learn more about how Computype can help to accomplish your goals. 

Eppendorf North America
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid-, sample-, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

Essen BioScience
IncuCyte™ live-cell imaging systems, designed by Essen BioScience is the first instrument to provide automated real-time image capture and data analysis from hours to weeks, directly inside your incubator. The IncuCyte™ systems also offer a variety of software modules as well as in-vitro assays, reagents, cell lines, consumables and customized services that target functional measurement of living cells over time.

Evotec
Evotec is a drug discovery solutions company providing drug discovery expertise and capabilities to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as to academic institutions. Drug discovery solutions are provided in form of fee-for-service work, integrated drug discovery alliances, development partnerships, licensing of innovative drug candidates and consulting arrangements. The Company operates worldwide and has leading scientific experts, state-of-the-art technologies as well as key therapeutic expertise in the areas of neuroscience, pain, metabolic diseases, oncology, inflammation and infectious diseases. By leveraging this expertise, Evotec intends to develop best-in-class and first-in-class differentiated therapeutics on its systematic, unbiased and comprehensive infrastructure.

Frontier Scientific
Frontier Scientific's focus on Outsourced Materials Management and Sample Prep Services supports Compound Management, R&D Screening and Chemistry.  FSSI performs sample reformatting and full repository services with on-demand distribution featuring 24-48 hour delivery.  FSSI offers diversity screening libraries, pre-weighed building blocks, stock solution creation and plating and high throughput analysis.  Frontier Scientific is known for quality building blocks and custom synthesis, and other divisions include biological screening services, custom peptides and agricultural research services. 

Grenova™
Grenova™ is an innovative company that is revolutionizing lab consumables through high-quality waste reduction solutions. Our mission is to lower costs in the laboratory industry and reduce biohazard waste output by delivering groundbreaking approaches in dealing with plastic consumables. TipNovus™ is a benchtop, high-throughput device that will enable labs to wash and sanitize contaminated pipette tips in large quantities for reuse. TipNovus will afford labs the opportunity to reuse plastic pipette tips several times; cutting associated consumable costs by up to 90%. TipNovus’ unique method of washing and sanitation is safe and sustainable for both the lab and environment.

Gyros, Inc.
Gyros markets instrument platforms for automating nanoliter-scale bioanalytical immunoassays for discovery, toxicology, bioprocess, drug metabolism, and biomarkers. The newly launch Gyrolab xPlore™ is based on proprietary compact disc (CD) technology, enabling nanoliter miniaturization and workflow automation for results in under an hour. Based on an affinity flow-through column format, incubations are eliminated and matrix interference is minimized for more sensitive and robust immunoassays to improve data quality and productivity.
• Spare animals by enabling an entire PK profile from a single mouse
• Monitor multiple biomarkers using nanoliter volumes
• Data driven decisions for impurities and titer in bioprocess development

Hamilton Company
Hamilton Company designs and manufactures liquid handling, process analytics, robotics and automated storage solutions. Products include automated liquid handling workstations, automated sample management systems, and manual and semi-automated precision fluid measuring instruments.  We believe every laboratory automation project is unique.  Our workstations and software serve as a common high precision and flexible base upon which to provide automated solutions.  To this end we employ teams of highly skilled and experienced application and hardware customization specialists around the world to provide our customers with unique solutions to automate their assays successfully and within budget. 

Hudson Robotics
Hudson Robotics will be featuring the PlateCrane SciClops™ which teaches itself, unlike other benchtop robot systems. It completely eliminates the problem of mishandled microplates from inaccurately calibrated machines. By automatically aligning the robot workcell with every instrument in its workcell (which takes less than one minute per instrument),the SciClopSTM allows for a hands-free experience. The SciClops™handles microplates, reservoirs, disposable tip racks and other common labware.

IntelliCyt Corporation
IntelliCyt Corporation develops and markets innovative high-throughput cell and bead-based screening solutions for use in antibody discovery, phenotypic screening and toxicity testing. The Company uses proprietary technologies to create instrumentation, reagent kits, and software products that dramatically increase the speed and decrease the cost of detecting and measuring cells and beads.

Tecan US
Tecan is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. We have been a pioneer in automated liquid handling and innovative life science solutions for over 30 years, enabling our customers to make the world a healthier and safer place.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, recently launched several new products to increase efficiencies and improve laboratory processes with these new exciting solutions:  
Spinnaker Smart Robot – smart SCARA arm with built-in vision.  Learn how Spinnaker can detect positional variations and correct automatically, so your samples are protected 
Cytomat 10C with NEW Display & Cymon Application – Fasted cell culture incubator, offering new GUI with integrated functions and remote monitoring capabilitties from virually any location with Cymon
Varioskan LUX Multimode Microplate reader – Offers simplified versatility to bioscience researchers performing a variety of microplate assays

Titian Software
Founded in 1999, Titian Software specializes in sample management, offering software products and consultancy services to improve the efficiency, throughput and integrity of sample libraries. Its industry-renowned Mosaic™ software optimizes the storage, processing, tracking, and ordering of diverse sample types, including compounds, biologicals and reagents. The Mosaic product suite can be a solution for single or multi-site organizations and is the preferred sample management system for many of the top bio-pharma companies. With increasing worldwide demand, Titian Software has presence in Europe, the United States and the Far East to provide its customers with local expertise and support.
 
Throughout its 127-year history, WHEATON has been dedicated to supporting scientific advances and discovery by providing innovative solutions for the laboratory research, diagnostic, and specialty pharmaceutical industries. The company’s expertise in designing and manufacturing plastic and glass containers with a wide selection of closure systems and custom solutions ensures the secure storage and delivery of sensitive materials and precious biomedical specimens around the globe. Products and Services: Chromatography, General Lab Equipment, Labware-Glass/Metal/Plastic, Cell Culture, Liquid Handling/ Syringes, Pumps, Sample Preparation Equip.  For more information, visit our website www.wheaton.com




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Fall Social 2014

posted Nov 26, 2014, 6:40 PM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Dec 6, 2014, 9:30 AM ]

LRIG Philadelphia Fall Social

Fox and Hound Bar & Grill, King of Prussia, PA
Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30pm-8:30pm EST
 

Please join us for this free event. The LRIG Fall Social will be held at the Fox and Hound Bar and Grill in King of Prussia, PA.  Come enjoy an evening of food, pool, darts, fun, and a chance to socialize with your fellow LRIG colleagues in a relaxed social setting.  Appetizers, dessert, and entertainment will be provided at no cost to attendees (beverages sold separately).  Be sure to bring your business cards so you can enter to win door prizes.  Please visit the Event Page on my.lrig.org to register. We hope to see you all there.

Location Details
Fox and Hound Bar & Grill
160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 211
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

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