FAST Congress  

Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual
Screening and Functional Analysis of 3D Models
Complex Cellular Models Predictive of Human Response to Improve Early Decision Making
November 18-19, 2014 
Part of the Second Annual FAST: Functional Analysis & Screening Technologies Congress

While more informative than cell-free biochemical assays, monolayer or suspension cell culture HTS assays still fail to accurately reflect the human cellular microenvironment. There is a need for physiologically-relevant cellular models for drug screening and functional analysis that provide high predictive value for clinical efficacy and safety of compounds. The 3-dimensional cell culture models mimic the human tissue microenvironment and provide more accurate information for compound and target selection, thereby reducing late-stage attrition. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Second Annual Screening and Functional Analysis of 3D Models meeting will explore the use of 3D models to profile compound action and predict toxicity and efficacy. The meeting will cover assay development using 3D cellular models, high-content analysis and imaging of 3D models, and applications of screening 3D models for compound profiling and target discovery/validation. 

Topics include:

  • Assay development for screening 3D models
  • High-content analysis of 3D models
  • Functional analysis and target validation
  • Multicellular tumor spheroid (MCTS) models
  • HTS of 3D models for compound efficacy and safety profiling
  • Phenotypic screening using 3D models

Deadline for priority consideration is April 18, 2014. 

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, regulators, and those from academic research centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships. 

To submit a proposal for consideration, please click here.

For questions or suggestions about the meeting, please contact: 
Julia Boguslavsky
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)

For sponsorship and exhibit sales information, please contact: 
Ilana Quigley
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781-972-5457

For media and association partnerships, please contact:
James Prudhomme
Senior Marketing Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI)
Phone: (+1) 781-972-5486

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