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American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting is this upcoming weekend December 15-19th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. 

Life Technologies will be in booth# 415. At the show, Life Technologies will be showcasing Floid, Tali, Attune, Cell Imaging Reagents, Flow Cytometry Reagents, Bolt Tank and Gels, Gibco Bottles and Novex brand products.

Besides getting a first look at the above mentioned products we have some fun reasons for visiting our booth as well. We'll have a caricature artist, Life in the Lab tattoos and 50@50 to be excited about. 50@50 means that every 50min past the hour 9:50, 10:50, 11:50 etc. we'll be giving away the beloved Gibco teddy bears.

Visitors to our booth will also have the opportunity to "Meet the Scientist" – we will have scientists available from multiple disciplines to answer questions at any time.

You may recall a webinar we offered a few months back about the "Myths and Mysteries of Cell Culture" presented by Dr. Timothy Fawcett. We are honored to announce that during ASCB this year Dr. Fawcett will be giving a live workshop about cell culture best practices with an open forum for Q&A on Monday 12/17 from 4-6 pm.

On Sunday, December 16th from 12:30-2:00 stop by exhibit halls A-C to see the poster sessions. Chris Langsdorf will be at board number L53, presentation 2589 to answer questions on his presentation "Membrane Trafficking". The presentation is about visualizing internalized cargo acidification in live cells with novel pH-sensing fluorescent dyes.

"Nick Dolman will be giving a poster presentation about novel assays for imaging mitophagy and aggregated protein removal titled "Proteostasis, Cell Stress, and Aging. The presentation will be given on Monday, December 17th from 12:30PM - 2:00PM in exhibit halls A-C. The presentation number is 2842, board number L133. 

Last but not least and most importantly, Life Technologies will be discussing the effects that sequestration may have on biological research and innovation if congress does not act to resolve the impending fiscal cliff. Company representatives will be handing out “Save NIH Funding” buttons and encouraging visitors to the Life Technologies booth at ASCB to log onto its website where they can easily send a pre-written letter directly to their representatives in Washington DC urging them to resolve this issue. Failing to end the crisis could cause a $2.5 billion cut to NIH’s budget, leading to loss of research-related jobs, lab closings and a drastic slowdown to innovation and scientific discovery in the U.S.

We urge you to stop by our booth to take action and make a difference that could mean saving your research. If you will not be attending ASCB this year you can still take action by visiting our sequestration page to write congress and by sharing the page with friends and colleagues on social media. 

Take action now to help prevent cuts to the NIH budget that could impact research and innovation in 2013.

See you at ASCB!