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Spectradyne recently exhibited at the 2019 annual meeting of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) in Kyoto, Japan. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) comprise a broad set of different biological nanoparticles including exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies. These particles play important roles in critical biological processes of health and disease and hold exciting promise as biomarkers and therapeutic tools.
The ISEV 2019 meeting was excellent. We were pleased to see that the emphasis on scientific rigor and repeatability in this maturing field continues - as more and more researchers are aware, light scattering-based techniques for quantifying EVs cannot keep pace with the field's requirements for increased accuracy and dependability. As a non-optical technique, Spectradyne's nCS1 is a truly orthogonal method and delivers the most practical and accurate EV quantification currently available (learn more here). Because of its advantages, the nCS1 was featured in multiple oral presentations and two posters (one and two) at the meeting, including by John Nolan (Cellarcus Biosciences) and by Drs. Varga and Beke-Somfai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The posters covered important topics: (1) the role that NTA "limit of detection" issues play in generating misleading size distributions, and (2) the quantification of exosome lability in the presence of the detergent Triton X-100, and (3) the development of liposome concentration standards for EV quantification.
We met many new faces at ISEV 2019, reconnected with existing customers and collaborators, and introduced our Japanese distributor, Sanyo-Trading Co., Ltd., to Japanese EV researchers. Spectradyne would like to give special thanks to System Biosciences, who hosted a fantastic Japanese-food themed reception during the conference to highlight their new EV isolation products, and the ISEV leadership committee for organizing and executing a well-run conference.
Welcoming people - A beautiful cityscape - Strong EV science!
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Spectradyne's booth at ISEV 2019 - Kyoto