Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) is pleased to present a webinar entitled Applying Molecular Imaging in Drug Discovery & Development.
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm
In this webinar, you will learn how in vivo molecular imaging using multiple techniques can facilitate identification of novel therapeutics early in the drug discovery and development cycle. Molecular imaging technology, for example, allows fast and direct comparisons between in vitro drug responses and animal models using stem cells or cancer cells that constitutively express bioluminescent markers. Presentations will provide an overview of molecular imaging technologies including optical, bioluminescent, FRG and FLP PET imaging and some specific applications including detection of apoptosis in in vivo drug response monitoring. Transition of some current molecular imaging technology out of the laboratory and into the clinic will also be discussed.
What Will Be Covered
**Bioluminescence incorporated into stably expressed reporter systems for detecting in vivo responses to cancer drug candidates
**Optical imaging in multimodal platforms
**Integration of multimodal, small animal in vivo imaging into drug development
**Potential of molecular imaging modalities in determining drug responses and other clinical applications
Who Should Attend
**Pharma and biotech drug discovery scientists
**Clinical drug development scientists
**Drug development laboratory managers
**Researchers studying disease progression, cell trafficking, and gene-expression patterns in living animals
Matthew Silva, Ph.D., Associate Director and Head of Imaging Sciences,
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
Mark T. Roskey, Ph.D., SVP, Applied Biology R&D, Caliper Life Sciences
Jonathan Hickson, Ph.D., Senior Scientist II, Pharmacology, Global Pharmaceutical R&D, Abbott Laboratories
John Sterling, Editor in Chief, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, will be the host of this webinar. A live Q&A session will follow the presentations, offering you a chance to pose questions to our expert panelists.
Register for free at www.genengnews.com/molecularimaging