Sponsorship & Exhibition
Exhibitors at ECTS 2014
Active Life Scientific develops instruments for life science researchers who desire to measure clinically relevant material properties. BioDent™ Reference Point Indenter (RPI) is a platform bench-top instrument utilized by cell and tissue life scientists who realize the value of measuring biomaterial and tissue material properties that can be translated into the clinic. OsteoProbe® RPI is a hand-held instrument utilized by clinical researchers who understand the value of direct measures of bone material properties in vivo.
Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with severe and rare disorders through the innovation, development and commercialisation of life-transforming therapeutic products. Alexion developed and markets a treatment for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), two severe and life-threatening ultra-rare diseases. Alexion is developing other highly innovative product candidates which are being investigated across multiple severe and ultra-rare disorders, including an enzyme replacement therapy for hypophosphatasia (HPP), a genetic, multi-system and life-threatening ultra-rare metabolic disorder.
Scientific Booth - Stand 23
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.
Biomedica Immunoassays provides internationally recognized, high quality ELISAs for clinical research in the field of cardiovascular diseases as well as bone and mineral disorders.
Our customers include numerous top ranking scientific institutions worldwide, well-known CROs and laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry. We are setting the standard for clinical research using serum-based calibrators and controls, thus enabling researchers to collect biologically reliable data. The provided immunoassays are fully validated. Biomedica’s experienced and qualified team of professionals provides technical and scientific support.
The majority of our assays are CE marked and ready for use in IVD. The company’s manufacturing processes comply with ISO 9001:2008 management system standards and conform to GMP/GLP guidelines. For specific markers Biomedica has become a world-wide market leader with a continuously growing portfolio.
• Heart failure/myocardial infarction
• Osteoporosis/osteoarthritis/bone diseases
• Immunoassays for novel biomarkers
For further information on Biomedica Immunoassays and its ELISA kits (including package inserts and assay validation data) please visit the Biomedica Immunoassays homepage www.bmgrp.com.
BioVendor – Laboratorni medicina a.s. is an innovative and rapidly growing biotechnology company. BioVendor's key strength stems from our ability to develop original diagnostic and biomedical research products.
BioVendor is a consistent leader in the development of top quality immunodiagnostics and biomedical research tools. Our efforts are aimed at several key fields of interest within the international research and diagnostic community, such as Bone metabolism/Osteoporosis, Obesity/Metabolic syndrome/Diabetes, Cardiovascular physiology, Renal disease and injury, Infection/Inflammation, Oncology/Tumor markers and more.
Our demanding customers include many of the world’s top ranking scientific institutions. BioVendor‘s products are the result of long-term R&D activities, based on the capability of our research professionals to set new targets and to develop and manufacture new products, some of which being unique in the world, or being the first commercial assays, recombinant proteins or antibodies available on the market.
Stand 5 & 6
Bruker microCT develops and manufactures micro and nano-CT scanners both in vivo and ex vivo with high resolution and imaging performance. We also provide a comprehensive software suite for 3D analysis and visualization. Our company was founded in 1996 as “SkyScan” and joined the Bruker family of leading imaging and analytical equipment suppliers in 2012. The SkyScan1272 is the only ex-vivo scanner providing sub-micron voxel size with up to >14,000 pixel cross-section image formats and a 16-position robotic auto-scanning sample carousel. The SkyScan1176 is the only in-vivo scanner in which a large format camera allows the combination of <10 micron resolution with the large field of view needed to realize practically the full range of in-vivo imaging protocols in short scan times. In-vivo imaging with physiological monitoring and lung/cardiac gating is within proven safe x-ray dose limits. Now the new SkyScan2211 high-energy scanner enables samples up to 20cm wide to be imaged with up to 190kV x-rays, to extend microCT to larger, denser, metal containing samples such as human and large animal bones with implants, teeth and fossils.
Bruker microCT is a trusted solution provider in bone research, attested by hundreds of publications in fields such as osteoporosis, arthritis, orthopedics and dental specialties. More widely we equip researchers throughout life science fields with 3D imaging solutions for both calcified and non-calcified tissues, including multi-modality solutions merging microCT with bioluminescence, fluorescence, PET and SPECT. Our broad product line is founded on three decades at the leading edge of micro-tomography research. Scanners are supplied with comprehensive advanced 3D analysis software featuring high speed GPU reconstruction, versatile volume of interest selection and segmentation tools, measurement of a long list of 3d and 2d parameters and customizable batch operations. In-depth bone research and morphometric support is provided. Bruker-MicroCT customers are closely supported by 27 distributors worldwide.
DIASOURCE & FUTURE DIAGNOSTICS
Future Diagnostics, a leading provider of high quality assay development services, has developed a proprietary method to directly measure the Free 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D hormone in blood. At this year’s ECTS Congress, we are proud to co-sponsor the Educational Symposium, “Updated Biology of Vitamin D: From the Blood Vessel to the Bone”, to be given by Craig Langman, MD on Monday May 19th at 7:00 PM, and we look forward to welcoming you to this event.
Since 1997, Future Diagnostics has offered its assay development solutions to the medical diagnostics and device industries. With expertise encompassing a wide array of disease areas and detection technologies, Future Diagnostics develops regulatory-grade in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products for our multi-national customers, including: IVD companies worldwide as an extension of their internal R&D; innovative companies that require assay development support to bring their novel IVD products to market, and; biopharmaceutical companies seeking assay development expertise for their companion diagnostic tests.
Future Diagnostics has earned its well-established reputation as an independent partner among the most respected names in the IVD industry. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified and integrates its Quality Management System and Design Control standards within every assay development project. Our research and development team is experienced in all phases of assay development, and we will make sure that every new product meets your highest performance standards.
As a natural extension of our development services, Future Diagnostics offers an FDA-registered manufacturing
facility, providing small-scale pilot and commercial production capabilities that meet the regulatory requirements for new IVD products.
The ECTS is the major organisation in Europe for researchers and clinicians working in the field of calcified tissues and related fields. For over 50 years the Society has acted as a forum for broad-ranging high quality research through its annual meetings and training courses. The ECTS funds various grants and awards including the Career Establishment Award, ECTS PhD Studentships and ECTS Postdoctoral Fellowships (subject to available funds), ECTS Exchange Grants and ECTS Travel, Allied Health Professional and New Investigator Awards, as well as the ECTS Iain T Boyle, Philippe Bordier and Mike Horton Awards. It also administers the company sponsored ECTS/Amgen Bone Biology Fellowship and ECTS/Amgen Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award. Membership of the ECTS is open to anyone working in the field at whatever stage in their career. For more information, please visit www.ectsoc.org.
Faxitron is the world’s largest and only fully vertically integrated, dedicated cabinet x-ray company. With an installed base in medical facilities, and scientific and industrial research laboratories around the globe, Faxitron is the pioneer and industry standard in cabinet x-ray systems for specimen radiography, research, and NDT applications. For more than 40 years, Faxitron has defined cabinet x-ray by developing x-ray sensor technology, and innovative systems to meet the evolving needs of our customers.
The UltraFocus digital radiography system offers a large field of view, and ultra-high resolution. The compact and fully shielded x-ray cabinet can be placed directly on the bench top in your lab or wherever you need easy access to imaging. The advanced Automatic Exposure Control allows the system to automatically select the appropriate exposure time and kV settings for the sample, with a single click of the mouse.
From Core Lab to Your Lab. Faxitron’s CellRad is a dedicated, compact cabinet x-ray unit for cell irradiation which can be placed directly on the lab bench top. No need to transport your cells to a core irradiation facility, irradiate cells in your lab without compromising sterility or security. The simple touch-screen control panel makes the CellRad easy to use for those with no x-ray training. A smaller, simpler, safer and less costly alternative to radioisotope (gamma), and even high-power x-ray irradiators. There are no costly licensing, security, or source maintenance fees.
Hologic, the pioneer in X-ray based bone densitometry, takes advanced health assessment to the next level with The NEW Horizon™ DXA System. This multi-faceted system is the only one designed to assess three major health concerns: osteoporosis, body composition and cardiovascular risk. Horizon features the latest technology innovations; including the NEW Atypical Femur Fracture (AFF) Assessment, a 15 second scan to reveal cortical thickening, a possible harmful side effects of bisphosphonate therapy. The first system completely redesigned for the future of these life threatening non-communicable diseases, Horizon enhances practice efficiency, reduces costs and improves patient outcomes.
IBMS is the leading international network of researchers, clinicians, companies and societies dedicated to promoting bone health through the generation and dissemination of knowledge of basic biology and clinical science of the skeleton and mineral metabolism. In partnership with Nature Publishing Group, IBMS BoneKEy® was launched in January 2012 and is the premier online global community for bone health.
IBMS members and members of IBMS Member Societies (SEIOMM-Spain, JSBMR-Japan, ANZBMS-Australia/New Zealand) have access to BoneKEy Reports, the official journal of IBMS. BoneKEy Reports publishes reviews and original research articles.
IDS offer a wide range of bone resorption and formation markers such as CTX-I, Intact PINP, BAP, N-MIDR Osteocalcin and TRAP5b for your translational research or clinical routine. Dedicated to the development and provision of innovative immunoassays worldwide, we are renowned for Vitamin D testing. Bringing you a comprehensive range of manual and automated assays for human diagnosis and monitoring. As a leader in Vitamin D testing, we’re proud to be a sponsor of the ECTS Educational Symposium: Updated Biology of Vitamin D: From the Blood Vessel to the Bone. Join us for the event, Monday 19th May 2013, 19:00-20:30 and visit us at stand number 15 to find out more information.
Kubtec, the international leader in innovation for digital specimen radiography, offers the most technologically advanced, high resolution cabinet x-ray systems for scientific research. Kubtec’s line of irradiation systems provides flexibility of placement in the lab without the extensive security or licensing requirements of gamma irradiators.
Kubtec’s Digimus is the only high resolution, high contrast small animal x-ray imaging system designed to measure BMD in mice. Digimus offers automatic exposure control, automatic calibration, rapid image acquisition and BMD calculations in seconds.
Digimus is equipped with portals to administer anesthesia and monitoring devices for in vivo examination and Kubtec’s rapid image acquisition technology reduces radiation exposure for small animals. The compact self-contained stainless steel cabinet with 5X magnification is easy to clean and disinfect and is available in bench top or portable configurations.
Kubtec also offers the world’s largest digital specimen radiography system with a 43 cm x 43 cm detector for high resolution imaging of larger animals
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. Founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
SCANCO Medical has been a pioneer in the field of high-resolution computed tomography for more than two decades. Starting with the first installation in Switzerland in 1988 we now have systems for medical and industrial applications operating on six continents.
We offer a wide range of microCT scanners for specimen and preclinical as well as clinical use. These systems are supplied with high-end computing equipment and sophisticated analysis and visualization software to provide the most comprehensive and industry-leading imaging solutions.
SCANCO Medical has more than 20 years experience supporting biomedical research and development, particularly in the field of bone structural analysis. All our microCT systems are calibrated for measurement of biological tissue densities, and powerful 3D analysis routines including distance transformation allow measurement of thickness and separation of features like bone trabeculae and blood vessels. These advanced features are combined in standardized evaluation protocols to make reliable quantitative assessment of biological samples a reality.
SCANCO Medical also offers scanning, analysis and consulting services for a wide range of applications.
Stratec Medizintechnik is the world´s most successful producer of pQCT-based bone densitometry scanners for clinical and preclinical applications. These systems offer more than conventional 2-dimensional bone densitometry. Results are presented in real density units (g/cm³). Unlike in 2-dimensional absorptiometric machines pQCT derived density measures are independent of bone size. Therefore pQCT can be applied to all age groups and body sizes. Additionaly geometrical properties of bone can be analysed which enables the user to estimate non-invasively bone´s mechanical properties. The combined analysis of muscle and bone parameters allows a detailed diagnosis and the differentiation of disuse osteopenia from true osteoporosis.
The sister company Novotec Medical is manufacturer of Galileo vibration training devices for muscle stimulation and of Leonardo motion analysis systems (mechanography). Due to the side alternating technology a natural movement similar to human gait is employed. Improvement of muscle force and power, treatment of back pain and abatement of immobility are typical fields of application. Short training times and fast success make it an ideal tool for corporate health care.
For more than 25 years the consolidated companies collaborate closely with international research facilities. The realised results are continuously incorporated in our products.
pQCT bone density and geometry, Leonardo mechanography and Galileo training are building blocks of a holistic concept for diagnosis and therapy of musculoskeletal disorders.
The portfolio of imaging, motion analysis and Galileo training adds up to a holistic concept around the issue of muscle and bone, ranging from diagnosis to treatment. Novotec Medical is project partner of ESA ( European Space Agency) in several projects e.g. for the evaluation of efficient training measures to avoid muscle and bone loss during space missions and collaborates worldwide with other renowned research facilities like Charite´ Berlin, university clinic Cologne and ETH Zuerich
Quidel & TECOmedical have a strategic exclusive partnership in Europe.
The companies have developed a range of biochemical assays for the area Bone & Cartilage.
NEW: Sclerostin and FGF-23 Intact.
Quidel & TECOmedical provide these products to clinicians and researchers in the field of Bone & Cartilage Metabolism as well as Nephrology units.
These assays can be utilized as highly effective tools in monitoring therapy and can also shorten the time of pre-clinical and clinical studies within osteoporosis, metastatic bone disease and Rheumatoidarthritis and Osteoarthritis.
Biochemical Assays for cell culture, animal models and human samples.
Products: BAP, DPD, TRAP5b, Hyaluronic Acid, etc.
www.quidel.com & www.tecomedical.com
We are honoured to invite you to ECTS 2014, to be held in Prague, the Czech Republic, from 17-20 May 2014.
The ECTS 2014 Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus can be viewed here
A number of exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. To discuss these in full or for further details please contact:
ECTS 2014 Team
Tel: (+44) (0) 1454 642268
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