Blogs for August 2016

Organoids and Beyond – 3D Tissue in a Dish

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 13:40

Madeline Lancaster, PhD, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Omer Yilmaz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, MIT
Sri Devi Narasimhan, Scientific Editor, Cell
Marie Bao, Editor, Developmental Cell

In this webinar, brought to you by Cell Press and Bio-Techne, we bring together leading researchers that are using stem cells to create organoids for the advancement of basic biology, regenerative medicine, and personalized medicine. With the growing use of organoids for these applications, this webinar discusses the challenges of using organoids to accurately recapitulate in vivo complexity, including microenvironment cues and cellular crosstalk. Topics in this webinar include:

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How to Optimize and Standardize Stem Cell Differentiation

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:13

Joy Aho, PhD, Manager of Stem Cell Research and Development, Bio-Techne

In this webinar Dr. Joy Aho, Manager of Stem Cells Research and Development at Bio-Techne, discusses the importance of utilizing standardized differentiation protocols when using stem cells in regenerative medicine research or toxicology screening. Standardizing differentiation will help minimize cross-experiment variability and provide more robust and reliable data. Specific tools and techniques are showcased in this webinar that are geared to help both novice and expert researchers optimize and standardize their stem cell differentiation. High-throughput methods for verifying and analyzing stem cell differentiation is also discussed in this webinar.

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Defining A Regulatory Path For Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Based Cell Therapy

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:12

Kapil Bharti, PhD, National Eye Institute, Unit on Ocular Stem Cells and Translational Research

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a potential source for developing autologous cell therapies. In this webinar, Dr. Kapil Bharti, provides a streamlined regulatory (cell manufacturing and preclinical) path towards filing an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to conduct a phase I clinical trial using autologous iPS cells. His group has developed a clinically compatible Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) process to generate and functionally validate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patient-specific iPS cell-derived retinal pigment monolayer tissue. He will discuss in-process quality controls that they have developed to monitor the entire manufacturing process and steps to validate patient-specific...

Learn More about Top Researchers with Our New Interview Series

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 03:51

Novus Biologicals is launching an interview series to learn more about the research being done by leaders in a variety of research areas. We also ask what drives these faculty members to do research and why they think their research is important to the general public. Look forward to a new interview each month!

Our first interview features Noboru Mizushima, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Mizushima has made many critical findings in the field of autophagy and is one of the most highly cited researchers in his field. Learn more about Dr. Mizushima and find out what he had to say about his research and where he sees it moving in the future.

Tools to Optimize Pluripotent Stem Cell Cultures and Differentiation

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 13:37

Joy Aho, PhD, Manager of Stem Cell Research and Development, Bio-Techne
Scott Schachtele, PhD, Product Manager, Bio-Techne

This webinar is a recording of the Innovation Showcase presented by Bio-Techne at the 2016 Annual Meeting for the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). This showcase starts with a brief discussion of strategies for optimizing your pluripotent stem cell workflow, including new data highlighting products that simplify cell characterization and differentiation. The second segment of the showcase focuses on exciting and progressive tools that can be used to improve stem cell culture and differentiation protocols. Topics in this showcase include:

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