BioTek Newsletter - November

logo-biotek-agilent.png Here in Australia it's been a difficult few months, no more so than for those in Victoria. This month we thank all those who are working diligently to get us through this pandemic and shine a light on where BioTek can help accelerate and automate processes related to COVID-19 research.

As we head towards our holiday season and warmer weather I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to wish you all health and happiness as we end this crazy year!!


SARS-CoV-2 Research & Assay Development

Understanding the Enemy: An Applied Review of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 - On Demand

Presenter: Dr. Kristen Peters Olson, Field Applications Scientist

This webinar reviews the broad range of research techniques and assay formats employed to develop effective treatments and advance clinical testing. Content covers general virology applications, cellular host response studies, animal models of infection, and therapeutic development.

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Customer Spotlight

Live SARS-CoV-2 Research: Interlocking Pieces Working Together

Boston University (BU), National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)

davey-bu-index.jpg When Dr. Robert Davey started researching Ebola virus drug development at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston back in 2008, he had no idea just how keenly his work would prepare him to play a pivotal role in researching treatments for a very different global pandemic. In fact, a number of pieces fit together to support his current role in screening small molecule compounds that may be used in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19...

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Beata's Blog

beata.jpg Widefield Microscopy as a Screening Tool for Three- Dimensional Cell Culture

Within the body, cells are typically embedded inside ECM or are in direct physical contact with cells from either the same or different lineages.  And today there is an ever growing body of evidence that suggests that Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture systems, represent more accurately the actual microenvironment where cells reside in tissues, compared with 2D culture systems.  Therefore the behaviour 3D-cultured cells is more reflective of in vivo cellular responses.  This has motivated the development of in vitro cell culture platforms that better represent the cellular microenvironment.

Different biological readouts from 3D cell models have been described including the analysis of cell lysates using analytical methods, such as plate reader-based luminescence or fluorescence measurements. However, high throughput widefield imaging methods have been demonstrated as promising techniques for morphological characterization and phenotypic screening in various 3D culture models.

BioTek  have released a new application guide introducing various imaging assays performed with  BioTek's  high-content imaging instruments and image analysis software to characterize phenotypic changes in cancer spheroids in response to different compound treatments, including:

  • 3D Imaging Applications for Morphological and Phenotypic Characterization of 3D Cancer Spheroids
  • Utilizing Automated Imaging and Advanced 3D Cell Culture Techniques to Quantify Apoptosis Activity
  • 3D Spheroid-Based Tumor Invasion Assay

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Imaging Perspectives Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

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Marcus Griffiths

Noble Research Institute LLC

Karthik Krishnamurthy

Thomas Jefferson University

Kenyi Saito-Diaz

University of Georgia

biotek-imaging-nadia-suarez-bosch.jpegHonourable Mention

We would like to personally congratulate Nadia Suarez-Bosch. It's great to see an Aussie in the Honourable Mentions!

Nadia Suarez-Bosch
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong

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