Sponsored Sessions/Presentations

Organizations associated with SPS as Exhibiting Companies and/or Sponsors are welcome to host Sponsored Presentations/Functions. All Sponsor Presentations/Functions must be preapproved by SPS Headquarters.

The fee for hosting such an event is $1,000 US, and includes the following: listing on the SPS Annual Meeting website, listing in the Final SPS Program, and two premeeting email announcements distributed by SPS Headquarters.

Sponsored Presentation Application


Tuesday, October 2
Time: 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
Room: 154

Epigenetic Target Specificity and the Discovery of Epigenetic-Related In Vivo Adverse Drug Reactions

Screening of 1,000 compounds from the BioPrint® database for activity against “writers,” “erasers” and “readers” of the epigenetic code was performed resulting in the identification of epigenetic altering compounds, as well as the establishment of relationships between the exhibition of specific epigenetic target and known adverse drug reactions associated with these compounds.


Tuesday, October 2
Time: 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
Room: 156

Facilitating Comprehensive Safety Pharmacology in Repeat Dose Studies

Safety pharmacology endpoints are being integrated in repeat-dose toxicology studies as fast as technology is being developed to collect it. Historically, emphasis has been on cardiovascular assessment. This workshop will focus on the technology, logistics and scientific considerations of integrating assessment of cardiovascular, central nervous and respiratory system function in toxicology studies..


Tuesday, October 2
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Room: 156

The Application of xCELLigence RTCA Cardio System for Preclinical Safety Assessment Using Human IPS-Derived Cardiomyocytes

Cardiac toxicity is a major concern in drug development. In this presentation the utility of xCELLigence Cardio System with stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for assessment of compound risk will be discussed. This Cardio system provides a high throughput, quantitative and predictive assay that can be used earlier in drug discovery process. A buffet dinner will be served.


Tuesday, October 2
Time: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Room: 154

Education is a Blast! DSI’s 5th Annual Scientific Data Blast

Back by popular demand, DSI’s annual blast will include presentations from your peers that are educational and entertaining. Focused on the latest advancements in physiologic monitoring for Pharmacology and Safety Pharmacology, you will have the opportunity to engage in conversations in a relaxed and informal setting. Regional refreshments and beverages will be served.


Wednesday, October 3
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Room: 153

Saving Time and Money: Assessing Drug-Induced Changes in Cardiac Function

Battelle’s Brian Roche and Zenas Technologies’ Bill Crumb will discuss new methods and approaches to predicting drug-induced changes in cardiac function for early derisking. The presentation will also include ways to rapidly assess drug effects on metabolic pathways, dynamically measure changes in electrophysiology and contractility and better research models.


Wednesday, October 3
Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Room: 157

Introducing an Innovative Telemetry Solution for Preclinical Research: Get more, with Less!

Monitor 16 freely roaming subjects with only one receiver and a single Ethernet cable; that’s a lot of data with much less clutter! Wait, it gets even better: 32 to 48 subjects/room, Minimally Invasive BP, etc… Attend our presentation to discover the full list of features and how this new technology could benefit your studies.