33rd Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry

CYTO Innovation
Saturday, April 28, 2018

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: Virginia Litwin

15:05 CYTO Innovation Scholars: John Nolan
15:20 CYTO Innovation keynote talk: Dr. Serena Scala,

San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy

16:20 Technology showcase five minute presentations
Start End Title Presenter Name Company
16:20 16:25 GlycoSense: A Rapid Method for Monitoring In Vitro Glycoengineering Matthew Saunders Lectenz Bio
16:25 16:30 Precision Elastomeric Microparticles Gabriel Lopez University of New Mexico
16:30 16:35 Extracellular Vesicles are Biomarkers of the Future Wade Rogers CytoVas, LLC
16:35 16:40 My-Blu - Nanoparticle analysis for rapid diagnostics J. Paul Robinson Miftek Corporation
16:40 16:45 Direct whole blood freeze for simpler handling and improved sample quality in cytometry Jaromir Mikes Karolinka Institute Science for Life Laboratories
16:45 16:50 Compensation-Free Flow Cytometry Giacomo Vacca Kinetic River Corp.
16:50 16:55 Cellular Highways - a better cell sorter for clinical and high-throughput applications Samson Rogers Cellular Highways at TTP PLC
16:55 17:00 A fully automated image cytometer, making advanced label-free kinetic cell analysis practical and affordable to all cell biologists Peter Egelberg Phase Holographic Imaging
17:00 17:05 A Compact Quantitative Phase Microscopy Imaging of Sperm Cells for IVF Procedures Alon Shalev Q-ART Medical Ltd.
17:05 17:10 Data-driven cytometry Ryan Brinkman Cytapex Bioinformatics Inc.

17:20 Networking
17:50 CYTO Innovation Award

Showcase Your Innovative Technology at CYTO Innovation

A highlight of CYTO Innovation 2018 is the Technology Showcase.  The 5 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. 
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.
For the presentation at the conference the CYTO Innovation presentation template must be used.
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