We invite you to GTCbio’s ImmunoTX Summit, which takes place on February 6-7, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The summit will bring together our usual balance of industry and academia, so that delegates have the unique opportunity to network with colleagues from different sectors and gain a fresh perspective on the various topics below.
15th Cytokines & Inflammation
This conference has become an established meeting point for academic scientists, industry clinical developers, and government researchers to discuss complementary approaches in the field of cytokine biology. Some focused topics we will discuss include developments in the therapeutic application of cytokines and proposal of new targets, the complex relationship between the immune system and microbes in the homeostasis of mucosal tissues, novel means to modulate immune pathways to promote anti-tumor activity, and many more.
9th Immunotherapeutics & Immunomonitoring
Leading experts from the scientific and clinical arenas and industry will present novel findings and developments in the constantly-changing area of immunological assays and procedures. They will also discuss recent advances in immunotherapy as they relate to various immunotherapy modalities, specific cancers, cell subsets, animal models, and tumor microenvironment. Potential clinical feasibility and commercial potential of the newest data obtained from leading biomedical research laboratories will also be discussed.
5th Immunogenicity & Immunotoxicity
We will provide guests with a better understanding of the ongoing research for tools to mitigate risks associated with the immunogenicity of therapeutic proteins. Guests will get an up-to-date understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of protein aggregation and insights on how to prosecute state-of-the-art assessment of the clinical immunogenicity of therapeutic proteins.
The 2017 Organizing Committee
|2017 Advisory Board Members|
|Christopher Heery, NIH|
|Douglas G McNeel, University of Wisconsin|
|Ravi Madan, NIH|
|Richard Kornbluth, Multimeric Bio|
|Sanjay Khare, Immungene|
|Paul Moore, Macrogenics|
|John Janik, GRU Cancer Center|
|Bruce Freimark, Peregrine|
|Keith L. Knutson, Mayo Clinic|
Amber Kempf at 626-256-6405 or amber.kempf [at] gtcbio.com
Using novel epigenetic technology, Epiontis provides precise and reproducible immunomonitoring services for clinical trials. The epigenetic PCR tests are based on in-house developed and IP protected markers specific for immune cell types (Treg, Th17, overall Tcells, etc.). Frozen whole blood or tissue can be used, permitting easy storage and logistics.
Viracor Eurofins provides clinical trial biomarker testing services with expertise in custom assay transfer, design and validation for phase I-IV trials. Our CAP/CLIA and NY state accredited laboratory has over 30 years of experience in molecular testing, immune response monitoring, vaccine safety/efficacy assessment, allergy and hypersensitivity testing.
Cancer Genetics Inc. (CGI; Nasdaq: CGIX) is a leader in enabling precision medicine in oncology from bench to bedside through the use of oncology biomarkers and molecular testing. CGI is developing a global footprint with locations in the US, India and China. The Company offers a comprehensive range of laboratory services that provide critical genomic and biomarker information. Its state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State. CGI has established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Keck School of Medicine at USC and the National Cancer Institute.
SQI Diagnostics is a life sciences company that provides clinical grade multiplexed assays and its automated instrumentation to the pharmaceutical research market. SQI develops custom ADA, epitope mapping, multiplexed PK assays, biomarker, and many other assays all in one well making it the leader in the multiplexing of therapeutic proteins, isotypes and subclasses in a single well.
Our goal is simply to help researchers gain a better understanding of proteins and their role in disease. We develop and commercialize proprietary systems and consumables for protein analysis that ultimately help reveal new insights into the true nature of proteins. Our goal is to make protein analysis simpler, more quantitative and affordable. Our comprehensive portfolio of tools includes Simple Western systems that quantify protein expression and Biologics systems that probe the structure and purity of protein-based therapeutics.
ACEA Biosciences, Inc. is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of highperformance microelectronic systems for cell-based assays. ACEA’s xCELLigence® systems are widely used in academic labs, government institutions, biotech and pharma companies around the world to study cell adhesion, cell migration/invasion, GPCR/RTK signaling, cell proliferation and compound/cell/viral-mediated cytotoxicity.
PeproTech creates the building blocks of your life science research by manufacturing high-quality products that advance scientific discovery and human health. Since 1988, PeproTech has grown into a global enterprise manufacturing an extensive line of Recombinant Human, Murine and Rat Cytokines, Animal-Free Recombinant Cytokines, Monoclonal Antibodies, Affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibodies, Affinity Purified Biotinylated Polyclonal Antibodies, ELISA Development Kits, Cell Culture Media Products and GMP Cytokines.
Immudex manufactures MHC Dextramers, the leading MHC multimer reagent for the detection of antigen-specific T cells for research and in vitro diagnostics. Under an agreement with the US Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (CIC) and the European Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (CIMT), Immudex also provides MHC Multimer and Elispot proficiency panel services worldwide.
Euro Diagnostica offers versatile assay solutions and cutting-edge tools to pharma, biotech and CRO customers. Facilitating the development of safe and efficient drugs as well as an optimal treatment of patients, Euro Diagnostica is an optimal partner during the whole drug development continuum.
AllCells is a biotechnology company that provides hematological/immunological tissue products and expertise in bioservices worldwide. Our products include clinical grade tissue and primary cells, diseased cells, and whole blood for scientific research use. AllCells is fully certified in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and was established in 1998.
Myriad RBM, Inc. is the world’s leading multiplexed immunoassay testing laboratory, providing comprehensive protein biomarker services based on its Multi-Analyte Profiling (MAP) technology platform. This platform provides pre-clinical and clinical researchers with reproducible and quantitative data for a few or hundreds of proteins in a cost-effective manner.
Fidelta is a preclinical CRO offering services in ADME, Medicinal Chemistry, in vivo, in vitro and translational projects. We focus on the therapeutic areas involved in Respiratory, Inflammation, Fibrosis, Invectives and Oncology. Besides our standard models and assays, we also offer customized development and validation.
SomaLogic measure 1,310 proteins simultaneously from 65 µL of sample with high sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility. We enable biomarker discovery, better understanding of pathways, target identification, target validation and understanding of off-target effects. We can scale our technology from a large plex (1,310 proteins), to individual analytes, and to panels.
ABL, Inc. is a CMO/CRO with facilities in the US and Europe that provides diverse services for biologics development and manufacturing (protein and viral). ABL offers; PD, GMP manufacturing, preclinical and clinical development, comprehensive immunological services, clinical immunogenicity testing, GCLP trial sample processing and testing and many other services. www.ablinc.com