FBB November 2018 – Newsletter

November 2018 – Newsletter
 
After a month of October rich in networking events, November is following with the same momentum. Here are our news and activities for the upcoming month. In November our featured company is Cypre.
 
Company of the month
Cypre, Inc. has developed a simple 3D cell culture platform and tested protocols enabling scientists to assay complex tumor biology, including ex vivo (patient, PDX, mouse), tumor-stromal and tumor-immune coculture studies.

 

VersaGel® is our proprietary, biocompatible 3D matrix that has the benefits of a hydrogel with the functional relevance of an extracellular matrix (ECM). Its design allows for cellular adhesion (through integrin binding sites, e.g. RGD), tumor and immune cell invasion, and MMP-degradation, mimicking the multiple phases of tumor progression.  VersaGel-Immunology is optimized for immune cell infiltration assays and VersaGel-Oncology, used in solid tumor assays, comes in three formulations for different growth conditions of various tumor cell types – Soft, Standard, Stiff. VersaGel is amenable to various methods of analysis, including high content imaging, plate reading, and flow cytometry following a 30-minute matrix digestion.
 
 
Symphony® is our patented one-button instrument that solidifies VersaGel in microwell plates in 60 seconds. Symphony-24 and Symphony-96 are specifically designed for 24-well and 96-well plates respectively. Not much wider than a microtiter plate, the Symphony’s small footprint allows it to easily fit in your bio-safety cabinet further streamlining your workflow.
 
Contact Robert Lynde (robert@cypre.co) to learn more about our demo program.
Copyright© 2018 Cypre, Inc. All rights reserved.

 
Next Breakfast Event
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Join us for a casual breakfast. This month Abbiotec will host the event. Abbiotec offers years of expertise making antibodies and assay kits for catalog products to the scientific and biotech community.
 
 
When? Wednesday, November 7th
            from 8:00 to 9:30 am (PST)
 
Where? 7985 Dunbrook Road,
Suite A – San Diego, CA 92126
 

Contact : (858) 586-0500  

 
Happy Hour Networking Event
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November 9th
from 5pm to 7pm (PST)
 
Celebrating the Movember. Bring your most beautiful mustache to soak it in a drink together.
 
All pattern are welcome!
 
 
 
 
Social Activity
Give us your opinion!
The FBB community is growing and even if our common interests does not change, our way to interact can evolve. So let`s consider some activities together.
 
 
Special Event
Saturday, November 10th
 
San Diego Fall Regatta 2018 – Sponsored by CureMatch
 
If you wish to take advantage of this annual event to communicate/advertise about your company, we are currently open to distribute some goodies on the day of the event. Please contact the FBB Board of directors for any participation.
 
Local News/Events
 
We wish you a happy Halloween and hope to see you at our events!
Kevin Adam, Beatrice David Shevlin and Stephane Richard of the French BioBeach team
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