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ASCB | EMBO 2018 Annual Meeting

December 8 - 12, 2018 — Exhibit dates: December 9 - 11, 2018

Vibrant M Merck

The combined legacy of renowned Millipore membranes and filtration devices with Sigma-Aldrich media, buffers and reagents means MilliporeSigma is better positioned than ever to meet—and exceed—the demands of your fast-moving research.

Visit us at booth #529 (next to the ASCB booth). Explore our preeminent cell culture workflow tools, groundbreaking innovation in cell imaging, and more—and get started on breaking your own ground in cell and molecular biology research.

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We can’t wait to show you what’s
New in cell culture and Sterile Filtration

Ready for some fun and games? Visit us at Booth #529 & join in with fellow scientists to test your skill and try your luck in our Stericup® Quick Release Filter challenge.

See if you can work with ease and filter with confidence in a giant game of “Keep the Media Clean” to enter for a chance to win a case of Stericup® Quick Release Filters for your lab!


Contest Rules

ASCB 2018 Giveaway - Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED AND OUTSIDE THE U.S. OR CANADA. DRAWING IS OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) RESIDENTS AND WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD. ENTRY IN THE DRAWING CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. SPONSOR: EMD Millipore Corporation (“Sponsor”), 400 Summit Drive, Burlington, MA 01803.

2. TERM: The entry period for the ASCB Giveaway (“Drawing”) begins on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Tuesday, December 11, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET (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; and (ii) be residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). 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.

Sponsor prohibits the participation of Healthcare Professionals (“HCPs”) in this contest and defines a HCP as (i) any licensed individual who prescribes, dispenses, purchases, leases, uses, recommends, or influences the purchase of prescribed medical devices or pharmaceutical products (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, and podiatrists), and any such healthcare professionals organized as a professional association, partnership, corporation, or other entity and all officers, employees, agents, or contractors of a healthcare professional’s practice (e.g., office managers, receptionists, and other office staff even if they are not themselves trained healthcare professionals); (ii) any entity that dispenses, purchases, leases, uses, recommends, or influences the purchase of prescribed medical devices or pharmaceutical products (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, research or clinical laboratories, managed care organizations, insurance companies, health benefit plan administrators, and pharmacies), and the employees of such entities (e.g., surgical technicians, nurse assistants, researchers, purchasing agents, health plan administrators, and anyone on a formulary committee or otherwise responsible for coverage decisions related to prescription products) (collectively, “HCOs”); and only with respect to VT Law, HCP/Os include academic institutions located in or providing services in Vermont; non-profit hospital foundations located in or providing services in Vermont; professional, educational, and patient organizations representing or serving healthcare professionals or consumers located in or providing services in Vermont; and members of the Green Mountain Care Board.

Sponsor reports Transfers of Value to Covered Recipients to the Open Payments System of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services in accordance with the U.S. Physician Payment Sunshine Act.

Sponsor prohibits the participation of Government Officials in this contest and defines a Government Official as any of the following: (i) officers and employees of any national, regional, local, or other governmental entity, including elected officials; (ii) any private person acting temporarily in an official capacity for or on behalf of any such governmental entity (such as a consultant retained by a government agency); (iii) officers and employees of companies in which a government owns an interest; (iv) candidates for political office at any level; (v) political parties and their officials; or (vi) officers, employees or official representatives of public (quasi-governmental) international organizations, such as, but not limited to, the World Bank, World Health Organization, United Nations, and International Monetary Fund.

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 #529 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 11, 2018 4:00p.m. ET. 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 January 4, 2019. 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) potential winner will receive one (1) prize. The prize is one (1) case of Stericup filters. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is approximately $100. 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.

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.

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

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Immobilon Drawing Rules

Immobilon Dispenser with Membrane Drawing - Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED AND OUTSIDE THE U.S. DRAWING IS OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) RESIDENTS AND WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE, ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD, AND WHO ARE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE ASCB TRADESHOW. ENTRY IN THIS DRAWING CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. SPONSOR: EMD Millipore Corporation (“Sponsor”), 400 Summit Drive, Burlington, MA 01803; Attn: Mary Ann Ford (or by email at: maryann.ford@emdmillipore.com).

2. TERM: The entry period for the Immobilon Dispenser with Membrane (“Drawing”) begins on December 9 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on December 11, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EDT (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 ASCB 2018 Tradeshow (“Meeting”). 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”); (iii) officials and employees of any local, state, provincial or federal or other government or government agency; and (iv) 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 529 at the Meeting 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 December 11, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. EDT. 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 January 5, 2019. 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) potential winner will each receive one (1) prize. The prize is a Immobilon Dispenser with Membrane. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of one (1) prize is $295US. 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.

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.

The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

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Join Us — Tech Talks
Winning Westerns: Proven Strategies to Optimize Your Western Blots

Monday, December 10, 2018
1:00 - 1:45 PM | Theater 1

Speaker: Natasha L. Pirman, Ph.D., Application Scientist, MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Dynamic live cell imaging of mammalian cells using CellASIC® ONIX2 microfluidic platform

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
12:00 - 12:45 PM | Theater 1

Speakers: Cindy Chen, Ph. D, and Jun Park, Ph.D, Senior Scientist, MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Duolink® PLA: A Powerful Tool to Study Protein-Protein Interactions and Signaling Pathways

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
3:00 - 3:45 PM | Theater 1

Speaker: Tracy Adair-Kirk, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Winning Westerns: Proven Strategies to Optimize Your Western Blots

Does Western blotting give you more trouble than expected? Do you feel like your precious samples are being wasted on bad Westerns? Join us and find out how you can improve your Western blots! In this seminar, you will learn general guidelines for performing and troubleshooting your Westerns, such as:

  • Choice of different blotting membranes
  • Parameters affecting blotting efficiency
  • Conditions for optimizing your immunodetection
  • Information on SNAP I.D.® 2.0: A faster way to perform immunodetection

As the inventors of PVDF Immobilon® membranes, Merck knows how informative a good Western can be. Bring your research questions to get the most out of this session.

Dynamic live cell imaging of mammalian cells using CellASIC® ONIX2 microfluidic platform

This workshop will cover the advantages of “dynamic live cell” imaging, where microenvironmental parameters such as flowrates, the perfusion of nutrients and reagents, and temperature and gas compositions can be precisely controlled on demand by software during the entire duration of a given imaging experiment. Overview of applications covering hypoxia, apoptosis, migration, and suspension immune cell imaging will be presented. Specific emphasis will be given to microfluidic designs targeted for use with different cell types as well as fluorescent probes for live cell imaging. Any scientists planning to start live cell imaging experiments, as well as experienced imaging scientists wanting to broaden their applications will benefit from this workshop.

Duolink® PLA: A Powerful Tool to Study Protein-Protein Interactions and Signaling Pathways

The ability to study concerted movements, modifications, and interactions of proteins within a cell in a multiplexed fashion is key to unraveling the fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease states. However, the low-level expression of many proteins, combined with the transient nature of their interactions, makes analyzing these processes quite difficult. Duolink® in situ proximity ligation assay (PLA) offers a solution to overcome these problems. Duolink® PLA is both highly selective and sensitive, resulting from dual antibody recognition and rolling-circle amplification, which occurs only when the two PLA probes are in close proximity. Protein targets can be readily detected, quantified, and localized with single molecule resolution in unmodified cells. Duolink® PLA can be adapted for use on suspension or adherent cells, tissue sections, and multiwell plates, making it an ideal method for performing high-throughput screening of drugs, inhibitors, or monoclonal antibodies, target validation, and disease pathway analysis. In addition, Duolink® flowPLA now allows the detection of very low abundant proteins and protein interactions by flow cytometry. Furthermore, Multicolor Duolink® PLA allows multiplex detection of up to 4 protein events (e.g., protein interactions or modifications) within a single assay. These recent advances in the Duolink® PLA technology will allow researchers to generate more robust data in fewer tissue or cell samples.