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Cell Biology 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting

Join us:  December 3 - 7, 2016   |   Exhibit Dates: Dec 4 - 6, 2016

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Cell Biology ASCB Annual Meeting 2016: Hands-free Speaker Drawing

Official Rules


1. SPONSOR: EMD Millipore Corporation (“Sponsor”), 290 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821.

2. TERM: The entry period for the Hands-free Speaker Drawing (“Drawing”) begins on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper for the Drawing.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must (i) have reached the age of majority in their place of residence and be at least eighteen (18) years old; (ii) be residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec); and (iii) be in attendance at Cell Biology ASCB Annual Meeting 2016 (“Conference”). By participating in the Drawing, Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor relating to the Drawing, which shall be final. The following individuals are not eligible to participate: (i) employees of Sponsor or its affiliates and their immediate family and household members; (ii) healthcare professionals (“HCPs”) and employees of healthcare organizations (“HCOs”); and (iii) employees of academic institutions located in or providing services in Vermont.

If you are entering the Drawing on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your company. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer or company’s policies and procedures.

4. TO ENTER: To enter, visit Booth #517 at the Conference and submit a registration form to win the prize. LIMIT (1) ENTRY PER PERSON DURING THE PROMOTION PERIOD. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Sponsor is not and will not be liable or responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, or incorrect entries. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES. Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor.

5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: One (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on or about Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PT. Potential winner will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address or by phone at the phone number specified at the time of entry. Potential winner must respond by return e-mail or phone call and accept the prize on or before December 9, 2016 5:00 p.m. ET. If the potential winner does not accept the prize on or before this time, the original potential winner shall be deemed to have forfeited the prize and the Sponsor shall conduct another random drawing to select another winner. If you are selected as a potential winner of a prize, you may be required to sign an affidavit and release in order to receive your prize.

6. PRIZE: One (1) prize will be awarded. The prize is an Amazon Echo. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of one (1) prize is $250US. Prize is not transferable and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All federal, state, and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the potential winner’s responsibility. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each prize comes with the standard warranty as described in the prize documentation. Sponsor makes no other warranties or representations whatsoever relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspects of the prize that is awarded. Sponsor shall be responsible for shipping and handling charges related to delivery of the prize., Inc. and its affiliates are not sponsors of this Drawing.

7. PRIVACY: By participating in the Drawing, you agree that your personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address (“Personal Information”) may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by the Sponsor, or any party authorized by them for the purposes of conducting and administering the Drawing, including its affiliates. This Personal Information may also be used by Sponsor or any party authorized by them, including its affiliates, to verify your identity, postal address and telephone number in the event you qualify for any applicable prize as well as to deliver the applicable prize.
You further agree that your Personal Information may be used to fulfill additional terms of the Drawing or to contact you in response to a question submitted by you or regarding Sponsor’s products or services that may be of interest to you. This Personal Information may also be shared by the Sponsor or any party authorized by them with any third-party for the purposes of fulfilling the terms of this Drawing or another service that you have requested, to support the Sponsor’s business, to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on Sponsor, and to protect and defend Sponsor’s rights or property. You understand and agree that this may mean that your Personal Information is transmitted, processed or stored in the United States. Note that we may share this Personal Information with our agents located in our various offices throughout the world. Some of those offices may be in countries with data protection laws different than those established under your national, state, provincial or local law.

8. LIMITATION AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF PROFITS, INCURRED BY ENTRANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY OR IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING FROM THE DRAWING, PRIZE, OR USE OF A PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates and agents from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use of a prize or participation in this Drawing, and they shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property incurred by entering, participating in or winning this Drawing.

9. RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY, OR DISQUALIFY: The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify these rules and/or cancel the Drawing at any time without notice. Entrants agree that the Sponsor shall have no liability for unsuccessful efforts to notify any winning entrant, or for any injuries, losses, or damages by reason of the entrant’s participation in the Drawing or use of the prize.

10. GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify individuals who violate these rules, misrepresent themselves or provide misleading information to the Sponsor. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission process or any other part of the Drawing. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Drawing is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the applicable law. Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor. The Sponsor will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the official rules. If any provision of these official rules is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these rules, which shall remain in full force and effect. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate the Drawing or to make such other decisions regarding the administration or outcome as the Sponsor deems appropriate.

11. GOVERNING LAW: This Drawing is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all entrants agree to personal jurisdiction and venue in Boston, Massachusetts for the resolution of all actions, litigation, claims and disputes, and agree that all actions, litigation, claims and disputes shall be brought in a court with competent jurisdiction in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Tech Talks

Advances in microfluidic control of cellular microenvironment with uninterrupted imaging allows for highly controllable, long-term, more in vivo-like cell culture studies

Monday, December 5|5:30pm - 6:30pm|Theater 2|Experience Level: Advanced

Victor Yeh, MilliporeSigma

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Tools for drug discovery and cancer research

Tuesday, December 6|10:45am - 11:45am|Theater 1|Experience Level: Intermediate

Adam Langston and Benjamin Alderete, MilliporeSigma

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Winning Westerns for Cell Biologists: getting the most – from cells to data

Tuesday, December 6|12:00pm - 12:45pm|Theater 2|Experience Level: Intermediate

Jun Park, MilliporeSigma

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Automated Dynamic Cell Culture and Real-Time Analysis with Single Cell Resolution

Tuesday, December 6|2:00pm - 2:45pm|Theater 2|Experience Level: Introductory

Amedeo Cappione, PhD / Senior Scientist, MilliporeSigma & Joe Clayton, PhD / Principal Scientist, BioTek Instruments, Inc.

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Poster Presentations

Tumor Microenvironment - Board #B558

An integrated platform real-time dynamic culturing and analysis of hypoxia with single cell resolution

Sunday, December 4|12:00 noon - 1:30pm|ASCB Learning Center|Exhibit Halls A-C

Amedeo Cappione, Ph.D.

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New Technologies for Cell Biology 1 - Board #B265

Real-time Multi-Colony observation at the Single-cell Level with on-demand Perturbation via a microfluidic examination trap

Sunday, December 4|12:00 noon - 1:30pm|ASCB Learning Center|Exhibit Halls A-C

James Helton, MilliporeSigma

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New Technologies for Cell Biology - Board #B231

Analysis of breast and colon tumors using a novel Milliplex Protein Translation multiplex immunoassay

Monday, December 5|12:00pm - 1:30pm|ASCB Learning Center|Exhibit Halls A-C

Joseph Hwang, Melissa Schluter, Danielle Pepin and Qiang Xiao

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Cancer Stem Cells - Board #B525

Cancer stem Cell Proliferation in Human Prostate Cancer Cells utilizing a New Defined 3D Sphere Culture System

Tuesday, December 6|12:00pm - 1:30pm|ASCB Learning Center|Exhibit Halls A-C

Kan Saito, Nick J. Asbrock, Vi Chu, MilliporeSigma

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Kinases and Phosphatases - Board #1110

Utilization of Akt isoform specific multiplex assays to quantitate Akt1/pAkt1, Akt2/pAkt2, Akt3/pAkt3 levels in mouse and human models

Tuesday, December 6|1:30pm - 3:00pm|ASCB Learning Center|Exhibit Halls A-C

Wen-Rong Lie, Anthony Saporita, Melissa Schluter, and Joseph Hwang, MilliporeSigma

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