2017 Program CYTO Innovation
Saturday, June 10, 2017
1500 - 1800

The advancement of cytometry depends on the translation of innovative research into useful, accessible tools that can catalyze new biological understanding. CYTO Innovation is the forum within ISAC that explores the challenges and opportunities for translation of new cell analysis technologies into commercially viable products and services. CYTO Innovation provides:
  • an opportunity to learn about the translation of ideas and discoveries into products and knowledge
  • the skills required for progressing from a research finding to useful products with impact
  • a unique platform for showcasing innovation in relevant industry sectors
  • engagement with a knowledgeable network of entrepreneurs, executives and other business people
CYTO Innovation is part of ISAC’s wider mission of advancing cytometry and aims to serve members and Congress attendees seeking to translate their research into high-impact products and services.  It is open to Full Congress Registrants; no additional fees apply. 

15:00 Introduction
15:10 CYTO Innovation keynote talk: Michael Pellini, President and CEO of Foundation Medicine, Inc. "Diagnostic Innovation to Improved Patient Care: Can we overcome the hurdles?”
15:55 Startup funding: Joseph Victor, Venture Partner at 5AM Ventures “Startup Funding - The whole story”
16:25 Technology showcase presentations:

Start End Title Presenter
16:25 16:30 Curiox Biosystems Pte Ltd Namyong Kim
16:30 16:35 UCLA Bioengineering Ivan Pushkarsky
16:35 16:40 Cytonova LLC Iastrebova Ekaterina
16:40 16:45 MIT Todd Gierahn
16:45 16:50 Quantitative Imaging Systems Michel A Nederlof
16:50 16:55 Akadeum Life Sciences, Inc John G. Younger
16:55 17:00 Nodexus Karthik Balakrishnan
17:00 17:05 Cytek Biosciences Ming Yan
17:05 17:10 MIFTEK Corporation Masanobu Yamamoto
    Networking Only  
    Indexus Biomedical Chiranjit Deka
    Kinetic River Giacomo Vacca
    Slingshot Biosciences William Hyun

17:25 Networking break
17:50 CYTO Innovation award

Showcase Your Innovative Technology at CYTO Innovation

A highlight of CYTO Innovation 2017 is the Technology Showcase.  The 5-7 minute Technology Showcase presentations allow scientists and engineers who seek to commercialize new technologies for cell analysis to present their plans to an audience of cytometrists, entrepreneurs, investors, and businesspeople. Several presenters from past CYTO Innovation sessions entered business arrangements with large companies following their presentation. CYTO 2016 Innovation award winners will briefly describe the benefits of participation.
A technology showcase presentation should:
  • Define the proposed product or service.
  • Highlight the novelty of the idea/invention/service.
  • Identify the application area and the impact the technology will have on the practice of cytometry.
  • Describe the level of implementation/position in the product development plan.
  • Provide a short, concise description of the plan on how to take the idea to market.
  • Ask for feedback from members of the audience.
Applications to present in the showcase should be submitted using the application form posted online. Main criteria for choosing the showcase presentations are aspects of the technology distinguishing it from existing technologies and its potential impact on science and/or medicine.

For the presentation at the conference the CYTO Innovation presentation template must be used.
Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017
Email the completed application to the ISAC Office at: isac@isac-net.org.
Applications will be reviewed by the senior ISAC leaders and scientists who make up the CYTO Innovation steering committee.  Results of that review will be sent to applicants by Monday, May 16.