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Xtalks Webinars

October 28, 2015 06:30 ET

Upcoming Webinar Examines Recent Advances in Immune Monitoring

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Xtalks will host a webinar featuring Dr. Sinnathamby Gomathinayagam, Senior Scientist, Translational Biomarker Solutions at Covance as the keynote speaker.

The human immune system plays a pivotal role in conferring protective immunity to pathogenic microorganisms and cancer while its hyper-activation can result in serious inflammatory conditions such as autoimmunity. Immune monitoring is critical to determine the efficacy of therapeutic approaches such as the administration of a vaccine or to ascertain the safety of an administered agent such as a biologic that targets the immune system. Immune monitoring can involve the measurement of soluble immune mediators including cytokines and chemokines, as well as the analysis of phenotypic and functional status of immune cells. There is a plethora of platforms that offer highly sensitive and specific assays to monitor the immune system. These include simple immunoassays to complex multiplex assays that measure soluble biomarkers in various biological fluids and cell-based assays using a variety of platforms such as flow cytometry and enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay.

In order to generate reliable immune monitoring data that will help us determine the safety and efficacy of the therapeutic intervention approach from a global study, highly standardized methods to collect, process and prepare patient samples need to be implemented. This webinar will focus on the recent advances in immune monitoring.

To register or learn more about this complimentary event visit: Recent Advances in Immune Monitoring

Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global Life Sciences community. Every year thousands of industry practitioners (from pharmaceutical & biotech companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

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