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  • OncoCilAir™: A 3D human in vitro model for lung cancer research
    OncoCilAir™: A 3D human in vitro model for lung cancer research Samuel Constant, PhD, Co-founder, CEO Recorded: Nov 2 2017 38 mins
    In this special webinar, our guest presenter Samuel Constant Ph.D., Co-founder, CEO for OncoTheis will review:

    - Novel in vitro tests for modelling lung cancer
    - A model that allows long term monitoring of toxicity or efficacy on respiratory tract
    - How OncoCilAir™ is a 3D human airway epithelium with tumors reconstituted in vitro

    Abstract:
    With more than 1 million deaths worldwide per year, lung cancer remains an area of unmet needs. Realistic human 3D models are required to improve preclinical predictivity. To that end, OncoTheis has engineered a novel in vitro lung cancer model, OncoCilAir™, which combines a functional reconstituted human airway epithelium, human lung fibroblasts and lung adenocarcinoma cell lines. Because of its unique lifespan (>3 month) and its dual composition (healthy and cancerous human tissues), OncoCilAir™ allows for the concurrent testing of the efficacy of drug candidates against malignant cells and their non-toxicity against healthy tissues. Accordingly, a first proof of concept study performed on a panel of anti-cancer drugs including the investigational drugs selumetinib and Mekinist® demonstrated that OncoCilAir™ carrying the KRASG12S mutation showed responsiveness in agreement with first clinical reported results, validating this unique tissue model as a predictive tool for anticancer drug efficacy evaluation. OncoTheis has now extended the model to EGFR mutations. Results showed that OncoCilAir™ EGFRdel19 is sensitive to Tarceva® and Iressa® treatments and provides a useful model to decipher in vitro mechanisms of resistance.
  • Modeling NAFLD and TGFβ-induced Fibrosis in 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissue
    Modeling NAFLD and TGFβ-induced Fibrosis in 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissue Jeff Irelan, Ph.D. Recorded: Oct 5 2017 52 mins
    We hope you join us for this special webinar. Jeff Irelan, Director of Scientific Applications for Organovo will be our guest presenter.

    Abstract:
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder with an estimated prevalence of over 25% worldwide and is projected to become the leading indication for liver transplant by 2025. Despite decades of research focused on NAFLD, an effective treatment has yet to be approved. This is due in part to the reliance on cell culture and animal models that present challenges in translation due to limited functional longevity and species differences, respectively.

    ExVive™ 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissue, a clinically-translatable in vitro model, is ideal for studying the effects of drugs on liver disease progression, regression, and the mechanisms involved. Here, we present results showing a nutrient overload induction of liver disease and TGFβ-induced fibrosis in ExVive™ Human Liver Tissue. A variety of disease-relevant phenotypes including steatosis, inflammation, and fibrosis can be demonstrated in the model:
    •Nutrient overload leads to the accumulation of lipid droplets in hepatocytes.
    •Incorporation of Kupffer cells and stimulation induces inflammatory cytokine release.
    •Chronic exposure to nutrient overload leads to stellate cell activation and fibrosis.
    •Chronic exposure to chemical inducers of fibrosis or TGFβ stimulation leads to stellate cell activation and fibrosis.
    •A TGFβR1 kinase inhibitor effectively blocks TGFβ-induced fibrosis.

    Presenter Bio:
    Jeff Irelan holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oregon. As Director of Scientific Applications, Jeff interfaces with Organovo’s customers and R&D team to implement and expand the company’s portfolio of service offerings utilizing bioprinted tissue models.
  • New Technologies for Cellular Research: 3-Dimensional Cell Culture and Screening
    New Technologies for Cellular Research: 3-Dimensional Cell Culture and Screening Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D Recorded: Sep 22 2017 54 mins
    It is now recognized that target and compound identification, as well as validation, are better conducted using cells with physiologically relevant phenotypes and genotypes. This assertion has accelerated the adoption of primary cells, stem cells, or patient-specific cells in cellular research, in general; and drug discovery, in particular.

    Technological improvements in three-dimensional (3D) cell culture technology, as a means to better mimic in vivo physiology, have accelerated recently—not only in the areas of cancer and neurological research, but also for the assessment of compound metabolic and toxicological liabilities. Furthermore, 3D cell culture can provide novel approaches to the scale-up and manufacture of biologically based medicines, including those used in immuno-and stem cell-based therapies.

    In this presentation, the existing and future impact of 3D cell culture technology on fundamental research, and drug discovery and manufacture will be addressed, particularly in the context of using phenotypically relevant cells. Specifically, it will discuss the potential for spheroids, organoids, scaffolds, and hydrogels in cellular research and compound identification, screening, and development.

    Future directions will also be covered, including organs-on-chips, hydrostatic flow technologies, microfluidics, and 3D bioprinting. Some of these approaches will allow for real-time observation of cellular responsiveness to novel compounds and drugs … boldly taking the researcher into a fourth dimension of 3D cell culture!
  • 浮遊系細胞培養用シングルユースシステム
    浮遊系細胞培養用シングルユースシステム コーニングインターナショナル株式会社 ライフサイエンス事業部 石渡孝至 Recorded: Sep 12 2017 60 mins
    抗体ワクチンやウイルス産生のラボスケールから、治験薬製造スケールまでの浮遊系細胞培養用シングルユース製品の導入ポイントについて概説いたします。

    近年、バイオ医薬品開発に於けるシングルユース製品の市場が活況を呈しております。抗体ワクチン、幹細胞/ヒトiPSや浮遊系細胞による製剤化やバイオバンキン グを具現化する際に、最も大きな懸案事項となりますのが“質”、“量”そして“コスト”の問題があります。そこでコーニングでの安全、安価かつ簡便なシングルユース製品の特徴や仕様についてご紹介致します。
     また治験薬に向けた品質規格や導入事例によるマーケットトレンドを示しながら、トータルソリューションシステムの振盪培養(フラスコ、べセル、バッグ)、チュービング&コネクション(閉鎖系システム、無菌接続)、パッケージング(培養 / 回収 / 凍結保存)および品質規格(施設環境、BSE/TSE、発熱物質(Pyrogen)、USPクラス6規格準拠 / 滅菌保証レベル / エンドトキシン規格 / QC試験)について概説します。
  • バイオ医薬品製造におけるシングルユースシステム
    バイオ医薬品製造におけるシングルユースシステム コーニングインターナショナル株式会社ライフサイエンス事業部 石渡孝至 Recorded: Jun 6 2017 77 mins
    バイオロジクスの治験薬製造におけるシングルユース技術導入ポイントであります製品ソリューション、クローズドシステムおよび品質保証体制について概説します。

    再生・細胞医薬を中心にバイオ医薬品の製造開発が急速に進められております。

    幹細胞やヒトES / iPS細胞による再生医療を具現化する際に、最も大きな懸案事項となりますのが“質”、“量”そして“コスト”の問題があります。

    そこでコーニングは、安全、安価かつ簡便な最新シングルユース技術についてレギュレーション、導入事例によるマーケットトレンドを示しながら、トータルソリューションシステムのセルカルチャー(多層式大量培養容器)、チュービング&コネクション(プレアッセンブル特注、無菌接続)、パッケージング(培養 / 回収 / 凍結保存)、データインテグリティ(バーコードによるトレーサビリティ管理)、品質規格(成型施設環境、BSE/TSE、発熱物質(Pyrogen)、USPクラス6規格準拠 / 滅菌保証レベル / エンドトキシン規格 / QC試験)および品質に関するドキュメンテーションサポート(証明書、バリデーションバインダ)に関する情報を概説します。
  • Enabling CAR-T Screening in 3D Tumor Spheroids
    Enabling CAR-T Screening in 3D Tumor Spheroids Van Dang, D.V.M., Ph.D., Abhi Saharia, Ph. D., and Audrey Bergeron, Applications Scientist Recorded: Mar 30 2017 62 mins
    Webinar Date & Time: Mar 30 2017 12:00 p.m. EST

    Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells, which are engineered to recognize target cell surface antigens expressed on tumor cells, have shown promise to affect complete remission in patients with B-cell malignancies. However, applying this approach to target solid tumors has resulted in adverse effects in clinical studies. Methods for testing different models of CAR-T cells in vitro can provide further insight into viable antigen targets. Historically, two-dimensional (2D) cell culture models have been used in drug discovery. However, more elaborate, three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models better mimic the in vivo tumor microenvironment and help bridge the gap between in vitro studies and clinical outcomes.

    In this special joint webinar, panelists from ProMab Biotechnologies, DiscoverX, and Corning Life Sciences will present data on a high-throughput, easy-to-use, highly reproducible method for screening CAR-T cells in a 3D cell culture model by combining various technologies.


    Speakers:
    Van Dang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
    Scientist and coordinator for CAR-T research
    ProMab Biotechnologies, Inc.

    Abhi Saharia, Ph. D.
    Director, Cell-based Assays and Biologics
    DiscoverX

    Audrey Bergeron
    Applications Scientist
    Corning Life Sciences
  • Surfaces for Organoid Culture
    Surfaces for Organoid Culture Nitin Kulkarni, Ph.D. Recorded: Feb 23 2017 50 mins
    3D culture is gaining pivotal importance for attaining in vivo-like conditions in a dish to study developmental cues as well as therapeutic possibilities. Organoid development promises to be one of the most important research tools in the near future. This presentation will cover:

    • Methodologies used in organoid culture
    • Matrices for growing organoids
    • Recovery of organoids for downstream applications

    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Nitin Kulkarni is a member of the Scientific Support team at Corning Life Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in Biology and has worked on engineering transgenic mouse models for autoimmune diseases during his post-doctoral research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.
    In his current role, he supports researchers with applications related to cell culture including advanced surfaces and extracellular matrices, genomics, drug discovery and bioprocesses.
  • Rescheduled: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids in HTS: New Assays
    Rescheduled: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids in HTS: New Assays Wojciech Senkowski Recorded: Feb 1 2017 50 mins
    Three-dimensional cell cultures, and multicellular tumor spheroids in (MCTS) in particular, have recently become a widely used tool for preclinical anticancer drug testing in high-throughput screening (HTS) setup. However, even though MCTS have been applied for HTS, their use has been limited to simple assays, such as assessing cell viability or inhibition of growth.

    This webinar will cover new approaches to MCTS-based HTS. It will present a new, robust viability assay, well-suited for HTS and based on green fluorescent protein (GFP) used as a surrogate marker of spheroid viability. It will also review a first-ever approach to obtain information-rich transcriptomic data from drug-treated MCTS on a large scale. In addition, the presenter will demonstrate how this novel platform resulted in the identification of previously unrecognized, context-dependent drug responses of cancer cells and in findings with potential clinical relevance.

    In summary, this webinar will demonstrate new ways of how MCTS-based HTS can be used to provide unique insights into context-dependent biology and cellular drug responses.

    About the Presenter:

    Wojciech Senkowski will soon complete his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden. In his work, he looks for applications of various tumor spheroid models in high throughput drug screening. For his work, Wojciech has received the AACR Scholar-in-Training Award. He was also a presenter and expert panelist at the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News webinar on 3D cell cultures, sponsored by Corning in February of 2016.
  • The Impact of Soluble Factors and Substrate on Cell Culture
    The Impact of Soluble Factors and Substrate on Cell Culture Kevin Kelly Recorded: Nov 3 2016 48 mins
    Webinar: The Impact of Soluble Factors and Substrate on Cell Culture: Media Additives, Growth Factors, and Surface

    From basal media with feeder layers or serum to highly defined recombinant growth factors, cytokine, and extracellular matrix, there are many ways to grow the same cell type. The choice is dependent on scale, cost, control, skill, and regulatory factors.

    This webinar will cover:
    - Different ways to grow the same cell type
    - The actual material costs of various methods
    - Methods used to optimize formulations

    Speaker Bio:
    Kevin Kelly graduated from Hawaii Pacific University and for 15 years worked on process scale-up and optimization for extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, cytokines, antibodies, ELISA kits, and Corning® BioCoat™ products.

    Currently he provides applications support for invasion, migration, permeability, transport, differentiation, and metabolism assays.
  • Current Trends in 3D and Organoid Cell Culture for Cancer Research
    Current Trends in 3D and Organoid Cell Culture for Cancer Research Marshall Kosovsky, Ph.D., Ömer H. Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D.,Wojciech Senkowski, Recorded: Oct 4 2016 67 mins
    Corning was pleased to have recently sponsored a GEN webinar highlighting the latest techniques for 3D cell culture in cancer research.

    The use of 3D cell cultures has been rising sharply in recent years from its initial introduction, over two decades ago. Because 3D cultures more accurately mimic the cellular environment, they can be used to study various forms of cancer by fostering the growth of organoids that replicate key properties of in vivo organ systems or the original tumors from which they were derived.

    In addition, many 3D cultures are amenable to large-scale drug screens for rapid detection of phenotypic or genetic changes associated with therapeutic compounds—an approach that opens the door for the use of 3D culture as an integral part of personalized medicine.

    In this GEN webinar, panelists discussed how the latest 3D cell culture methods have facilitated breakthroughs in their research projects.

    Panelists:
    Marshall Kosovsky, Ph.D., Global Scientific Support Manager for Corning Life Sciences, will give a brief introduction into advances in Corning’s 3D culturing solutions.

    Ömer H. Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will describe his work on how adult stem cells and their microenvironment adapt to diverse conditions within the context of tissue regeneration and cancer initiation through the use of ex vivo intestinal organoid assays.

    Wojciech Senkowski, Doctoral candidate in the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University in Sweden, will discuss his current work, which looks for applications of various tumor spheroid models in high-throughput drug screening for ways to identify novel compounds that target these cell populations

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