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Immunology 2018

Join us:  May 5 - 7, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center, Texas

CellStream™ Benchtop Flow Cytometer | Merck

NEW CellStream™ Benchtop Flow Cytometer

Visit us in Booth #835 - Discover unparalleled fluorescence sensitivity and flexibility in a compact, affordable system. With patented Amnis® optics technology inside, the CellStream™ systems are fully-configurable, from 1 to 7 lasers, and are easy-to-upgrade in the lab, allowing researchers to customize according to experimental needs and budget. Discover more

Stericup Quick Release | Merck

NEW Stericup Quick Release™ Sterile Filtration

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.

Learn more about 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.

See what’s new in cell culture and Sterile Filtration.

Ready for some fun and games? Visit us at Booth #835 and 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” and enter for a chance to win a case of Stericup® Quick Release Filters for your lab!

Contest Rules

Immunology Giveaway

Official Rules


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

2. TERM: The entry period for the Immunology Giveaway (“Drawing”) begins on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (“CDT”) and ends on Monday, May 7, 2018 4:30 p.m. CDT (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 #635 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 Monday, May 7, 2018 4:45 p.m. CDT. 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, 2018. 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.

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