SEP 19, 2019 09:00 AM PDT

Automated Multiplex Immunofluorescence

SPONSORED BY: Leica Biosystems
C.E. CREDITS: P.A.C.E. CE | Florida CE
Speakers
  • Global Applications Scientist, Akoya Biosciences, Inc.
    Biography
      Bethany Remeniuk is a Global Applications Scientist at Akoya Biosciences, Inc. In this capacity she generates scientific content to support commercialization and market adoption of the Phenoptics portfolio, facilitates new technology and product research, and manages joint external collaborations with academia and industry. Bethany holds a PhD in Cancer Biology and has conducted work spanning molecular, preclinical, and clinical research for more than 10 years. She simultaneously holds a faculty appointment as an instructor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she researches the effects of sleep loss on changes in pain, cognition, and inflammation in healthy individuals.
    • Director, Advanced Staining Innovation, Leica Biosystems
      Biography
        Traci DeGeer is the Director, Advanced Staining Innovation, Leica Biosystems. In this capacity she helps access new technologies for the Life Science research business, manages relationships with partners, works with legal partners to put agreements in place and liaises with Business Units to meet partner/customer needs as technologies are being developed. Traci holds a Bachelor of Science, in Biology, an HT, HTL, and QIHC for the anatomic pathology lab and recently graduated the HBx core program. Traci also holds a patent in small molecule detection for PDL-1 and has spoken at over one hundred state, regional and global symposia on various topics. Traci also sits on the ASCP Board of Certification (HT, HTL and QIHC Exam) and is the current Education Chair for the National Society of Histotechnology.

      Abstract:
      DATE:  September 19, 2019
      TIME:   9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET
       
      Cancer research continues to push the boundaries with new advancements in tissue analysis and biomarker detection. Now, more than ever, there is significant emphasis on understanding the underlying interaction between the immune system and the tumor microenvironment. Multiplexing immunofluorescence (mIF) has greatly increased our understanding of solid tumor biology and immunology, including tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and cancer-induced architectural alterations, and aided in novel immunology discoveries. In this webinar, we will discuss how Akoya Biosciences Phenoptics assays support quantitative mIF to overcome the limitations imposed by conventional IHC methodologies. We will also discuss how our Opal assay kits and reagents can be integrated with the Leica BOND RX to automate your staining workflow to support consistent results for high-throughput studies. 
       
      Learning Objectives:
      • Understand the limitations of conventional IHC, and the benefits of transitioning to multiplex immunofluorescence
      • Learn how to design, optimize and analyze your multiplex assay panel 
      • Understand how the BOND RX enables innovations like the Opal assay
       
      For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
       
       
       
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      LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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