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SLAS Webinar November 20

New Advancements in Paper-Microfluidic Point-of-Care Diagnostics, featuring Christina Swanson of Diagnostics for All.




SLAS Nominations Committee Endorses New Members for 2015 SLAS Board of Directors
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The SLAS Nominations Committee endorses Scott Atkin of SAGIAN Ventures, Michele Cleary of Merck and Sue Lunte of The University of Kansas for three-year terms of Board service beginning February 2015. Atkin, Cleary and Lunte were selected for their breadth and depth of experience to join the SLAS Board of Directors. In accordance with SLAS Policy, if no valid petition nominating alternate candidates is received by Dec. 17, 2014, the appointment of these three individuals will be moved forward to the current Board for official acclamation. More


SLAS Webinar Tomorrow: New Advancements in Paper-Microfluidic Point-of-Care Diagnostics
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Paper-microfluidics has seen substantial growth in recent years. In tomorrow's SLAS Webinar, Diagnostics For All's Christina Swanson will discuss the company's work using its patterned-paper platform to develop three classes of point-of-care diagnostic devices: enzymatic assays, immunoassays, and nucleic acid amplification assays. Device construction and in-lab and in-field verification data will be presented.

The SLAS Webinar will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 20, and is free to SLAS dues-paid members.


Reserve Your Hotel Room for SLAS2015 at a Discounted Rate
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Make your room reservation at one of two official SLAS2015 hotels, the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown or the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC — both adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center — and take advantage of discounted rates and special benefits negotiated exclusively for SLAS2015 participants.

Visit the SLAS2015 website for complete information.

The deadline for discounts is Jan. 7, 2015.

Nov. 27 SLAS Asia Seminar: Establishing Cell-based Assay for Screening
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In partnership with the National Drug Screening Center of the China Pharmaceutical University (NDSC), SLAS Asia presents this seminar in Nanjing. Presentations include:

Cell-based Assays for Drug Discovery and Screening
Yuanfeng Xia, HD Biosciences

Screening and Identification of Novel Anti-atherosclerotic
Shuyi Si (SLAS Asia Council member), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

The Establishment of Molecule-based and Cell-based Kinase Assays for High-throughput Screening and its Application
Tao Pang, China Pharmaceutical University

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    Act Soon: SLAS2015 Poster Presentation Abstracts Deadline is Jan. 26
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    Submit your abstract for an opportunity to showcase your research on a global stage at SLAS2015, Feb. 7-11, Washington, DC. NEW this year!

    Selected posters will be organized by educational track on the SLAS2015 exhibition floor.

    The SLAS2015 tracks are
    • Assay Development and Screening
    • Automation and High Throughput Technologies
    • Bioanalytical Techniques
    • Biomarker Discovery & Application
    • Drug Target Strategies
    • Informatics
    • Micro/Nano Technologies


    Attend the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2015 Annual Meeting
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    This SLAS strategic alliance partner invites SLAS members to its 2015 Annual Meeting, Bridging the Canyon – Connecting Biobank Communities through Innovations in Global Health, Research and Environmental Preservation, May 5-9 in Phoenix, AZ. The 2015 ISBER Annual Meeting & Exhibits features multiple plenary sessions, educational workshops, corporate workshops, special topic and contributed paper presentations, poster sessions and working group discussions. Vendors from around the world demonstrate the latest products, services and technology in the field of repository and specimen collection and testing. ISBER welcomes scientific abstract submissions by Jan. 9, 2015 of significant or novel scientific importance on topics such as repository management; repository automation technology; and biospecimen research and science. Take advantage of the early-bird registration rate by Feb. 23, 2015, and save $100 or more on registration. More



    Researchers Identify First Steps in Formation of Pancreatic Cancer
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    Researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, say they have identified first steps in the origin of pancreatic cancer and that their findings suggest preventive strategies to explore. In an online issue of Cancer Discovery, the scientists described the molecular steps necessary for acinar cells in the pancreas — the cells that release digestive enzymes — to become precancerous lesions. Some of these lesions can then morph into cancer. More

    Separating From a Corporate Parent
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    Over the next year, five major chemical firms plan to carve out specialty chemical assets and either spin them off to existing shareholders, sell them off through an initial public offering of shares, or market them to outside buyers. The businesses soon to leave the nest are parts of DuPont, Dow Chemical, BASF, FMC, and Bayer. Some will go to other big firms that hope to bolster an existing market position. More


    Bacteria Become 'Genomic Tape Recorders,' Recording Chemical Exposures in Their DNA
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    MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such as sensors for environmental and medical monitoring. "You can store very long-term information," says Timothy Lu, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and biological engineering. More

    Thermophoretic Manipulation of Molecules inside Living Cells
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    The complexity of biology requires that measurements of biomolecular interactions be performed inside living cells. While electrophoresis inside cells is prohibited by the cell membrane, the movement of molecules along a temperature gradient appears feasible. This thermophoresis could be used to quantify binding affinities in vitro at picomolar levels and perform pharmaceutical fragment screens. Here we changed the measurement paradigm to enable measurements inside living cells. More

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    Proposed Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research Follow Joint Workshop
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    The signatories represent journals that publish preclinical biological research — an area of research that encompasses both exploratory studies and hypothesis-testing studies, with many different designs. The reproducibility of these studies is expected to vary. The journals agree to adhere to the following principles with the aim of facilitating the interpretation and repetition of experiments as they have been conducted in the published study. These measures and principles do not obviate the need for replication and reproduction in subsequent investigations to establish the robustness of published results across multiple biological systems. More

    Watch: Bringing Genomic Testing to the Patient
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    Of late, molecular diagnostics companies have focused attention on developing technologies that can bypass RNA isolation and sample preparation needed for conventional PCR-based expression analysis. These technologies can also be adapted by companies and academic institutions with gene signatures requiring large validation studies because they provide rapid results at relatively low cost. More

    New TSRI Study Shows How Brain Maps Develop to Help Us Perceive World
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    Driving to work becomes routine — but could you drive the entire way in reverse gear? Humans, like many animals, are accustomed to seeing objects pass behind us as we go forward. Moving backwards feels unnatural. In a new study, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute reveal that moving forward actually trains the brain to perceive the world normally. More

    5 Cutting-edge Breakthroughs in Alzheimer's Research
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    November is already halfway over — which means we're also halfway through National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, which celebrates and raises awareness for the nearly 5.4 million people who have this condition. To help keep you up to date, we'd like to "go purple," so here's our choice of five cutting-edge Alzheimer's disease breakthroughs to come across the wire this month. More

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    Director of New Product Development and Innovation
    Johns Manville
    US – CO – Denver

    Postdoctoral Position in Biomaterials and Biochemicals
    University of Alberta
    CA – AB – Edmonton

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