2019 Sponsors


Ruby—($6,000 to $9,999)


Opal—($3,000 to $5,999)


Sapphire—(Up to $2,999)


Sponsored Presentations

September 23, 2019

12:30–13:30

ACEA Biosciences, Inc. - A part of Agilent

Room 119

The Utility of Electrical Field Stimulation for Functional Maturation of hiPSC-CM

One of the biggest gaps to full utilization of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) is their inherent maturation status. We will discuss exciting new data from our new high throughput instrument that uses electrical conditioning to achieve functionally mature cardiomyocytes that can be used to assess excitation-contraction coupling and other orthogonal assays.


September 24, 2019

07:00–08:00

Axion BioSystems

Room 119

Maturation of iPSC-CM Function for Improved Predictivity of In Vitro CM-MEA Assays

iPSC-CMs have significantly advanced in vitro assays for cardiac safety, but remain an immature representation of the human heart. In this seminar, attendees will learn how to mature cardiomyocytes for use in functional assays of the action potential, conduction, and contractility.


12:30–13:30

Nanion Technologies

Room 119

Future Technologies in Safety Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

Session focuses on HTS approaches for studying cardiac ion channels in research, screening, and risk assessment. Recent advances in iPSC-CM maturation strategies, as introducing simulated IK1 during patch clamp recording, mechano or electrical stimulation of 2D/3D monolayers and matrixes will be discussed. CiPA conform best practices and progress relevant for durg development will be presented.


12:30–13:30

TARA Biosystems

Room 120

Using hiPSC-derived Tissues for Cardiac Risk Assessment: Translational Considerations

Translational fidelity is a key consideration when selecting the appropriate model for cardiac risk assessment. Such fidelity requires a platform that reproducibly recapitulates key structural and functional features of adult human cardiac tissue. We will discuss data demonstrating the translational relevance of TARA's in vitro iPSC-derived Cardiotype tissues including structural toxicity data.



September 25, 2019

12:30–13:30

NanoSurface Biomedical

Leveraging Structurally Matured iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes for Predictive High-throughput Screening

iPSC-CMs hold great potential for assessing various cardiotoxicity mechanisms in vitro; however their full potential is limited by their expression of fetal and embryonic phenotypes. Learn how structural maturation can improve the predictive power of these cells in a variety of cell-based assays, and how this approach can be easily integrated into most industry-standard high-throughput assays.



Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorships

With higher levels of sponsorship comes greater exposure. There are five levels of sponsorship available:

Sponsorship at this level requires a $15,000 contribution.
• Ability to host a Sponsored Presentation
• Company Name listed and logo displayed in Mobile App
• Company Name displayed in the General Session
• Company Name listed in the printed Program
• Company Name listed in pre-meeting promotional pieces
• Company Name on the Meeting website
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Plenary Lecture
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Awards Ceremony
• Acknowledgment on a meter board at the Annual Meeting
• Sponsor badge ribbon/s for your representatives

Sponsorship at this level requires a $10,000 contribution.
• Ability to host a Sponsored Presentation
• Company Name listed and logo displayed in Mobile App
• Company Name displayed in the General Sessions
• Company Name listed in the printed Program
• Company Name listed in pre-meeting promotional pieces
• Company Name on the Meeting website
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Plenary Lecture
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Awards Ceremony
• Acknowledgment on a meter board at the Annual Meeting
• Sponsor badge ribbon/s for your representatives

Sponsorship at this level requires a $6,000 contribution.
• Ability to host a Sponsored Presentation
• Company Name listed and logo displayed in Mobile App
• Company Name displayed in the General Sessions
• Company Name listed in the printed Program
• Company Name listed in pre-meeting promotional pieces
• Company Name on the Meeting website
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Plenary Lecture
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Awards Ceremony
• Acknowledgment on a meter board at the Annual Meeting
• Sponsor badge ribbon/s for your representatives

Sponsorship at this level requires a $3,000 contribution.
• Ability to host a Sponsored Presentation
• Company Name listed in the printed Program
• Company Name listed in pre-meeting promotional pieces
• Company Name on the Meeting website
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Plenary Lecture
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Awards Ceremony
• Acknowledgment on a meter board at the Annual Meeting
• Sponsor badge ribbon/s for your representatives

Sponsorship at this level is up to a $2,999 contribution.
• Ability to host a Sponsored Presentation (contribution of $2,500 or higher)
• Company Name listed in the printed Program
• Company Name listed in pre-meeting promotional pieces
• Company Name on the Meeting Website
• Acknowledgment on a meter board at the Annual Meeting
• Sponsor badge ribbon/s for your representatives


Social Event Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company is interested in sponsoring the 2019 Social Event, please contact Krystle Correll. There are multiple sponsor levels, however our Diamond Level opportunities are limited.