15

May 2024

Dual Vendor Seminar: Dr. Holger Armbruster & Harrison Garner



Speaker 1: Dr. Holger Armbruster
Title 1: Innovations in Low-Volume Liquid Handling: Accelerating Research with the I.DOT Non-Contact Dispenser

Abstract:
Explore the potential of the I.DOT Non-Contact Dispenser in enhancing research throughput and facilitating reaction miniaturization across genomics, cellular biology, and drug discovery. This seminar will focus on the capabilities of the I.DOT system and its practical applications in optimizing experimental workflows, thereby increasing efficiency and precision in scientific research.

Bio:
Dr. Holger Armbruster, Global Product Manager at Dispendix, specializes in the development of innovative low-volume liquid handling solutions with a strong customer focus. With over 11 years of experience in liquid handling automation and a doctorate in cancer research from the German Cancer Research Center, he brings a profound technical and scientific background.

About Dispendix:
Founded in 2016 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute, DISPENDIX GmbH specializes in noncontact liquid handling technology from nano to microliters. In 2018, it joined BICO, a leading bio convergence company. DISPENDIX is known for its I.DOT technology, which enhances lab automation with intuitive operation, precision, and speed, helping scientists to streamline workflows and accelerate research across various applications.



Speaker 2: Harrison Garner
Title 2: The next generation in automated single-cell dispensers and benchtop microbioreactors

Abstract:
A discussion of the CYTENA portfolio; in particular the F.SIGHT OMICS and the S.NEST, and the potential of these systems to accelerate discoveries and unlock new potential around the gene therapy, single-cell omics and cell line development spaces. The seminar will focus on some key applications of these systems, with examples from academia through to the biopharma industry.

Bio:
A previous senior scientist in mammalian Cell Line Devlopment at industry leading biotechnology firms, Harrison brings extensive, hands-on knowledge to his role as Field Application Scientist at CYTENA. Having previously optimised and presented his research on UP.SIGHT and C.BIRD-based single-cell cloning and expansion of CHO cells, he now brings this passion and knowhow to user groups across Europe.

About CYTENA GmbH:
Founded in 2014 as a spin-off from the University of Freiburg, CYTENA GmbH specializes in precise and gentle single-cell printing technology. In 2021, it joined BICO, a leading bio convergence company. CYTENA is known for its range of single-cell printers, enabling gentle and robust dispensing of single cells from 1-30 ┬Ám, and for a wide variety of applications.

Event Quick Information

Date
15 May, 2024
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Venue
Bldg. 2 - Level 5 - Room 5220