Tradeshow
May 05, 2018 - May 07, 2018
Austin Convention Center, Austin TX, USA | 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
IMMUNOLOGY 2018™

We look forward to seeing you this year in Austin at IMMUNOLOGY 2018™.
Visit booth #411 for hands-on product displays and Q&A with technical experts.


Learn about new products and services for your immunology research

Delivery Solutions for Immune Cells to Enable and Advance Cell-Based Therapy

Presented by Sean Chang, Ph.D, Cell Biology Research and Development Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Presentation: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Room: 1

Register

Abstract:

Genetic manipulation of blood cells is key to understanding and developing treatments for a broad range of diseases such as cancers and autoimmune diseases. However, the difficulty of delivering molecules into these cells has been an obstacle to more rapid advancement. Here we present viral and non-viral delivery solutions for immune cells.

The Gibco LV-MAX Lentiviral Production System is the first system that provides a scalable and high-yield lentiviral vector production on a serum-free suspension platform, which facilitates the research from bench to clinic. Additionally, the Invitrogen Neon Transfection System offers non-viral delivery of DNA, RNA, and protein efficiently into a variety of blood cells, including human primary T cells, and achieves more than 90% knockout efficiency with CRISPR/Cas9 RNP delivery. More importantly, Neon provides highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 gene knock-in with our newly developed all-in-one electroporation method, which is ideal for next generation cell therapy.


New Strategies for Cell-Based Immune Assay Design and Immunotherapy Monitoring

Presented by Chris Langsdorf, Staff Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Presentation: 1:45 – 2:30 pm
Room: 2

Register

Abstract:

With continued growth in development and approval of biologic drugs and cell therapies, comes a need for more robust and predictive cell-based assays. Join us for a discussion of a broad range of novel functional reagents and demonstration of their use in cell-based immunotherapy models using powerful cytometric instrumentation. High-throughput data acquisition streamlines complex experiments while simple protocols for multiplexed analysis provide deeper insight into cell behavior.

Flow cytometry and high content analysis experimental data will be presented that demonstrates performance in receptor occupancy, antibody internalization, and effector function assays using antibodies against CD20, CD71, and HER2 in breast cancer and leukemia models. This workshop will provide valuable additions to your portfolio of assays for immunology research.

Posters

Date and time Title Primary Author Contributing Author
Monday, May 7
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 174.32
Abstract 1827
Fluorescent hypoxia probe for flow cytometry Quentin Low Veronica Calderon, Aimei Chen, Yizhen Hu, Bhaskar Mandavilli, Xin Wang, Mike O’Grady
Sunday, May 6
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 120.42
Abstract 1899
Modular, defined assembly of antibody-based constructs using click chemistry Chris Langsdorf

Chris Langsdorf1, Robert Aggeler1, Aimei Chen1, Nicholas Dolman1, Yi-Zhen Hu1, Lynn Kamen2, Bhaskar Mandavilli1, Benjamin Ordonia2, and Marcy Wickett1

1 Thermo Fisher Scientific,
2 Genentech, Inc.
Sunday, May 6
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 120.37
Abstract 1897
Multicolor Immunophenotyping using Flow Cytometer: Evaluation of Multiple Methods for Instrument Optimization Jolene Bradford and Matthew Shallice

Jolene A Bradford1, Matthew Shallice1, Ramiro Diz1, Carol Oxford1, Manik Punj1, Kate Alford2, Phil Donaldson3, Barbara Seredick4, Gayle Buller1, and Patricia Sardina1

1 Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA,
2 Thermo Fisher Scientific, United Kingdom,
3 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Australia,
4 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Canada 
Monday, May 7
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 174.39
Abstract 2030
The ProQuantum immunoassay platform offers high performance in a simplified workflow for low-level measurement of cytokines in human and mouse sera/plasma David Bourdon Madhawi Alohali, Lihao Meng, Lucas Le, Alisha Freeman, Jay Hu, and David Bourdon

Ceremonies

Awards ceremony
Title AAI-Thermo Fisher Trainee Achievement Awards
Day Saturday, May 5th
Time 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location Room 18CD
Presenter Christoph Hergersberg, Vice President, Research and Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Awards ceremony
Title AAI-Thermo Fisher Meritorious Career Award
Day Sunday, May 6th
Time 4:300 PM – 5:30 PM
Location Ballroom D
Presenter Christoph Hergersberg, Vice President, Research and Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Instruments

Reagents and Assay Kits

Learn about new products and services for your immunology research

Delivery Solutions for Immune Cells to Enable and Advance Cell-Based Therapy

Presented by Sean Chang, Ph.D, Cell Biology Research and Development Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Presentation: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Room: 1

Register

Abstract:

Genetic manipulation of blood cells is key to understanding and developing treatments for a broad range of diseases such as cancers and autoimmune diseases. However, the difficulty of delivering molecules into these cells has been an obstacle to more rapid advancement. Here we present viral and non-viral delivery solutions for immune cells.

The Gibco LV-MAX Lentiviral Production System is the first system that provides a scalable and high-yield lentiviral vector production on a serum-free suspension platform, which facilitates the research from bench to clinic. Additionally, the Invitrogen Neon Transfection System offers non-viral delivery of DNA, RNA, and protein efficiently into a variety of blood cells, including human primary T cells, and achieves more than 90% knockout efficiency with CRISPR/Cas9 RNP delivery. More importantly, Neon provides highly efficient CRISPR/Cas9 gene knock-in with our newly developed all-in-one electroporation method, which is ideal for next generation cell therapy.


New Strategies for Cell-Based Immune Assay Design and Immunotherapy Monitoring

Presented by Chris Langsdorf, Staff Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Presentation: 1:45 – 2:30 pm
Room: 2

Register

Abstract:

With continued growth in development and approval of biologic drugs and cell therapies, comes a need for more robust and predictive cell-based assays. Join us for a discussion of a broad range of novel functional reagents and demonstration of their use in cell-based immunotherapy models using powerful cytometric instrumentation. High-throughput data acquisition streamlines complex experiments while simple protocols for multiplexed analysis provide deeper insight into cell behavior.

Flow cytometry and high content analysis experimental data will be presented that demonstrates performance in receptor occupancy, antibody internalization, and effector function assays using antibodies against CD20, CD71, and HER2 in breast cancer and leukemia models. This workshop will provide valuable additions to your portfolio of assays for immunology research.

Posters

Date and time Title Primary Author Contributing Author
Monday, May 7
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 174.32
Abstract 1827
Fluorescent hypoxia probe for flow cytometry Quentin Low Veronica Calderon, Aimei Chen, Yizhen Hu, Bhaskar Mandavilli, Xin Wang, Mike O’Grady
Sunday, May 6
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 120.42
Abstract 1899
Modular, defined assembly of antibody-based constructs using click chemistry Chris Langsdorf

Chris Langsdorf1, Robert Aggeler1, Aimei Chen1, Nicholas Dolman1, Yi-Zhen Hu1, Lynn Kamen2, Bhaskar Mandavilli1, Benjamin Ordonia2, and Marcy Wickett1

1 Thermo Fisher Scientific,
2 Genentech, Inc.
Sunday, May 6
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 120.37
Abstract 1897
Multicolor Immunophenotyping using Flow Cytometer: Evaluation of Multiple Methods for Instrument Optimization Jolene Bradford and Matthew Shallice

Jolene A Bradford1, Matthew Shallice1, Ramiro Diz1, Carol Oxford1, Manik Punj1, Kate Alford2, Phil Donaldson3, Barbara Seredick4, Gayle Buller1, and Patricia Sardina1

1 Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA,
2 Thermo Fisher Scientific, United Kingdom,
3 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Australia,
4 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Canada 
Monday, May 7
2:30pm-3:45pm

Program # 174.39
Abstract 2030
The ProQuantum immunoassay platform offers high performance in a simplified workflow for low-level measurement of cytokines in human and mouse sera/plasma David Bourdon Madhawi Alohali, Lihao Meng, Lucas Le, Alisha Freeman, Jay Hu, and David Bourdon

Ceremonies

Awards ceremony
Title AAI-Thermo Fisher Trainee Achievement Awards
Day Saturday, May 5th
Time 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location Room 18CD
Presenter Christoph Hergersberg, Vice President, Research and Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Awards ceremony
Title AAI-Thermo Fisher Meritorious Career Award
Day Sunday, May 6th
Time 4:300 PM – 5:30 PM
Location Ballroom D
Presenter Christoph Hergersberg, Vice President, Research and Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Instruments

Reagents and Assay Kits

eLearning courses

eLearning

We are pleased to present a series of eLearning courses about common subjects relevant to protein and cell analysis. Access our eLearning courses at thermofisher.com/elearningcourses.

Available courses:


* No purchase necessary. This promotion is available only to attendees of the IMMUNOLOGY 2018™ meeting (excluding vendors) who are 21 years or older. A free beach towel is available to eligible participants who complete four activities included on the information card at booth #411 between Saturday, May 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m., and Monday, May 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m., or until gift supplies are depleted, whichever comes first. The estimated value of the beach towel is $13.85 USD. One towel per person. Healthcare professionals may not participate in this promotion. By accepting the gift, you warrant that you are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a gift from Life Technologies. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulation or agency/institutional policy. Other restrictions may apply.

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