All posts by Sandrine Lemouton

December 15-17, 201
Edinburgh, UK
Booth #14

emka TECHNOLOGIES is exhibiting at the Pharmacology 2019 annual meeting in Edinburgh.

If you plan to attend, I would be happy to meet you at our booth #14, to hear about your research and to discuss how our products can help meet your unique experimental needs.

Some of our products, designed to acquire physiological parameters from laboratory animals will be shown during the event:

Contact us to schedule a meeting!

 

November 17-20, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
USA

This year, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the American College of Toxicology Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Join us to see how emka TECHNOLOGIES solutions can help you improving your toxicology studies and facing your daily challenges.

 

MOVING FROM PAPER TO DIGITAL

Come to discuss how we can accompany and guide you at all levels, whatever the modality chosen to acquire your parameters of interest. Learn more here

 

COMPLYING WITH SEND REGULATION

Submitting data in SEND format is required by the FDA starting January 2019.

To help you in this challenge, our software suite provides data tables under a SEND 3.1 compatible format for Respiratory, ECG and Vital signs domains.

Join us at our booth to discuss your needs and timeline.

Download the brochure 

Visite the website event.

In recent years, cardiovascular safety scientists have adopted a number of analysis software platforms designed to streamline the evaluation of ECG and hemodynamic endpoints.

Post-processing with technologies such as pattern recognition can improve speed and accuracy of analysis using user-defined waveform libraries. While these technologies increase efficiency, the need to evaluate larger datasets (beat to beat), with increased depth (e.g. arrhythmia analysis), presents some conundrums: the need for significant level of human intervention, processing time, and most importantly, can be prone to high inter-user variability, a potential consequence of varying experience and analysis fatigue.

The goal of this study, presented by Mr Baublits from Amgen, during SPS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, is to leverage historical data to guide a novel pattern recognition algorithm in performing automated ECG and hemodynamic analyses.

Leveraging Machine Learning for Automated ECG and Hemodynamic Analyses 

October 14-16 2019
Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Booth #7

This year, the main themes of the AIT conference are :

  • Industrial chemicals
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • In vitro assessments and alternatives

Join us to discuss these topics and how to improve your inhalation studies.

SMOKE & VAPE GENERATION

We will present the inExpose, that can be configured to generate cigarette smokee-cigarette smokevapinghookah smoke, etc. to fit a wide range of applications. Various configurations are available:

  • Single cigarette chamber
  • Integrated cigarette smoking robot
  • E-cigarette vape generation

DOWNLOAD PDF “ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES – FACTORS AFFECTING PARTICLE DEPOSITION”
DOWNLOAD “CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING RESEARCH CIGARETTES IN PRECLINICAL STUDIES”

PRECISION DOSING 

Precision dosing can be performed with the flexiVent’s ventilator-assisted aerosol delivery, in intubated small animals.

In conscious small subjects, breathing parameters and accumulated volume is monitored using plethysmography during exposure inhalation studies.

For large animals, monitoring during and post exposure can be performed by non-invasive telemetry.

October 19-23, 2019
Chicago, IL, USA
Booth #1634

Neuroscience 2019 will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago. Join 30,000 colleagues from more than 70 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

emka TECHNOLOGIES will be happy to show you implanted and head mounted systems for EEG acquisition.

Without any tethering cables, subjects are freely moving and emitting up to 4 noise-free EEG signals, for easy analysis of many neurological disorders: Sleep disorders, Seizure & epilepsyTraumatic Brain Injury and many more.

As an example, our wireless rodentPACK system can be used to collect continuous video-EEG recordings and monitor for epileptiform discharges consistent with post-traumatic epileptogenesis, as explained in a recent publication by McGuire et al. in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago!

October 21-23, 2019
René Remie Surgical Skills Centre
Almere, The Netherlands

Transonic, René Remie Surgical Skills Centre (RRSSC) and emka TECHNOLOGIES are excited to join forces to present the first European Rodent, PV Loop & Cardiac Disease Model Workshop. The Workshop is designed to enable attendees to not only optimize their microsurgical skills, but also gain experience in Admittance-based PV measurements, and be introduced to common cardiac disease models.

Established partner Prof. René Remie will share his extensive microsurgical experience and enthusiasm with all attendees by encouraging the best surgical practices – learning the correct techniques and their implementation in attendees’ own laboratories as this course will take place at the René Remie Surgical Skills Centre.

Who should attend:

This course is designed for scientists and technicians who are new to rodent pressure-volume recording techniques or those who would like to refine their techniques.

The course language will be English. The host speaks several languages including: Dutch, English, German and basic French. Therefore, any one-to-one instruction can take place in one’s chosen/native language.

The course will be from October 21 to 23, 2019 with one optional extra day to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn how to introduce a myocardial infarction through ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), or to induce left ventricle hypertrophy by transverse aortic constriction (TAC).

Course fee and registration:

Three-day course fee:  € 1980 (excl VAT).
Additional day: € 660 (excl VAT).

Course fee includes all course materials, coffee & tea, lunch and a group dinner on Day One. Participants will receive a certificate of the training (recognized in most EU countries).

For registration click here.

October 02-04, 2019
La Rochelle – FRANCE
Booth #98

emka TECHNOLOGIES will be exhibiting at the 45th meeting of the AFSTAL association (French Association for the Laboratory Animal Science and Techniques).

Join us to discuss your studies and see our solutions to acquire physiological parameters from laboratory animals.

Event website: https://www.colloque-afstal.com/2019

September 28- October 02, 2019
Madrid, SPAIN Booth # V13

The annual European Respiratory Society congress (ERS) will be held in Madrid, bringing together world-class researchers to discuss the latest discoveries in pulmonary research.

Mouse models are of invaluable importance in respiratory research, to understand key disease pathways and for potential assessment of therapeutics for “bench-to-bedside” successes.

The translatability of the data collected requires continuous refinement of the models employed, as well as a holistic approach combining various techniques to provide a comprehensive assessment of the model phenotype.

Asthma and lung inflammation models: from mouse to Man

Join us at booth V13 to discuss pulmonary research applications and highlight our latest developments including:

  • The vivoFlow – WBP (Whole Body Plethysmography) chamber with patented concentric pneumotach design for industry-leading noise cancellation and amber tinted chambers for easily acclimation.
  • Our updated integrated Cigarette Smoking Robot, which is now field-serviceable with more automation and computer-control.

How to find us at ERS?

 

Event website: https://erscongress.org/

SEND (Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data) specifies a way to present nonclinical data in a consistent format, in order to improve exchanges, between 2 data collection systems. Submitting data in SEND format is required by the FDA starting January 2019.

To help you in this challenge, our software suite provides data tables under a SEND 3.1 compatible format for Respiratory, ECG and Vital signs domains. These tables are one of the components of a complete SEND report.

Such tables combined with additional information from Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), provide you with a complete SEND data solution, from acquisition to submission.

This complete report can be produced by your in-house team or by a third-party solution like submit™-for-SEND from Instem (emka TECHNOLOGIES partner).

As we know that SEND is still an evolving standard, our team continuously adapts to ensure our customer compliance with regulatory guidance.

Download the brochure 

Meet us at the Safety Pharmacology 2019 Annual Meeting to discuss our software’s capabilities for SEND export. Our team is waiting for you at booth #605.

Download the brochure 

 

emka TECHNOLOGIES has been providing integrated systems for ex vivo preclinical physiology, safety pharmacology and toxicology research, for over 25 years.

Our solutions provide heated, oxygenated and nutrient-rich perfusate to tissues or organs to ensure their survival, while allowing the investigation of vascular and organ function following drug challenges and/or electrical stimulation.

Modular range of solutions

  • Suited to various types of contractile tissues or isolated organs, from different species
  • Switch from tubular to microvessel baths, from Langendorff to Working Heart

View all the products for isolated tissues and organs studies.

Highly reproducible

  • External influences removed
  • No confounding effects from other organs, or neurogenic and hormonal influences

Ease of use

  • Easy to install, use and store
  • For routine use by lab technicians or students
  • Real-time analysis, automated protocols

Focus on new products

emkaMYO2 myograph  

  • Driven manually
  • Equipped with 1 or 2 myograph modules
  • Measures microvessels contractility following drug administration. Learn more.

 

Liver / kidney / Mesenteric beds perfusion:

  • Especially designed for mice and rats liver, kidney or mesenteric beds perfusion. Learn more.

 

Academy of Surgical Research Annual Meeting
September 25-27, 2019
Clearwater, FL – USA

Join us at the ASR 2019  for a talk on how proper implantation technique is critical for quality signals in longitudinal studies using telemetry devices.

The presentation will be hosted by Sheila M. Alonzo, Senior Surgical Technician at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) and will outline how to adjust surgical techniques for a better data quality.

Find out more about the presentation and the abstract.

You can also schedule a meeting with us at our booth #5.
Looking forward to seeing you in Clearwater Beach!

Thank you for attending the emka User Group Meeting in Wuhan!

It was a pleasure to see you for these evening of scientific presentations and discussions.

The presentation given by Mr. Hai-Ming Tang, Investigator III Preclinical Safety at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation during this User Group is available:

Extraction of respiratory rate and stroke volume
information from blood pressure signals in
telemetered dogs

 

June 22, 2019
Wuhan, China

Join us during the 9th Annual Meeting of Drug Toxicology in Wuhan, for our user group meeting held by Beijing emka Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

This experience exchange meeting will help you to improve your telemetry studies with emka telemetry systems, widely used for animal physiological signal acquisition in pharmacology, safety pharmacology and GLP toxicology in China.

It will also be an opportunity to share your feedback with other users.

WHEN?      June 22, 2019 – 18:30 – 21:30

WHERE?     Wuhan, China (Eurasia International Hotel)

AGENDA:

18:00-18:30 Registration
18:30-18:40 Welcome and introduction
Dr. Jufeng Wang,  VP of Beijing Pharmaron
18:40-19:40 Recent Advances in ECG Analysis for ProArrythmia Risk Assessment Simon Authier DVM, MBA, PhD, DSP Deputy Chief Scientific Officer CitoxLab North America
19:40-20:00 Experience using emka telemetry Mr. Hai-Ming Tang, Investigator III Preclinical Safety Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation
20:00-20:15 Tea break
 20:15-20:45 Detect and analyze non-invasive seizures on dogs Mr. Josh Burton, Vice President of emka TECHNOLOGIES Inc
20:45-21:00 emkaPACK4G with minimally invasive implant for Mini-pig study Shandong Pharmaceutical Academy ,GLP
     
21:00-21:15 Monkey Long term toxicity Study using emkaPACK4G Mr.  Jiajia Cao, Suzhou CTI  Biotech Co., LTD
     
21:15-21:30 emkaPACK4G Validation Study on Group Housing Monkey Dr. Jing Lu, Shanghai Material Medical Institute of Chinese Technology Academy
     
21:30-22:00 Closing Remarks, drinks, lottery and draw game 王海艳、王丹、汪泽峰
北京艾慕卡生物技术有限公司

In the last 5 years, FDA has actively characterized innovative ECG analysis methods for proarrhythmia assessments in clinical trials. ECG is a cornerstone of cardiac safety monitoring in toxicology and safety pharmacology with similarities between clinical and non-clinical evaluations.

A presentation was given by CitoxLab North America during SOT Annual Meeting & ToxExpo 2019, in Baltimore:

Recent Advances in ECG Analysis for ProArrhythmia Risk Assessment: The Need to Read Between the Line

 

May 17-22, 2019
Dallas,  Texas – USA
Booth #3619

The ATS Conference is an international platform for respiratory scientists, clinical researchers, medical practitioners and related health care professionals. It provides great networking and engagement opportunities with the emka & SCIREQ team.

Come and meet us at booth 3619 anytime during the exhibition hours. We’d love to learn about your current experimental needs and showcase our latest innovations.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PRECLINICAL NEONATE RESEARCH?

Join us for our annual breakfast event and learn more about preclinical neonate research. Guest speakers from the Morty Lab at Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, Germany will present their current work on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BDP).

The Morty Lab has two major research themes, both of which relate directly to adult and neonatal critical care medicine. They are currently exploring what causes premature infants to develop BPD when they are ventilated, and new ways to clinically manage this complex and important clinical problem encountered in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Dr. David Surate Solaligue and Dr. Claudio Nardiello from the Morty Lab will present their research in BPD where they successfully used the flexiVent and whole body plethysmography system to measure lung mechanics in BPD pups.

WHEN: Monday May 20, 2019
7 am – 8 am (Doors open at 6:45 am)
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District
310 S Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202 (5 min walk from the convention center)
Meeting Room – Mavericks
AGENDA: 7:00 Welcome & Introduction by David Brunet – SCIREQ
7:10 Measuring How Lungs Work by Dr. Annette Robichaud – SCIREQ
 7:20 Refining Respiratory Mechanic Measurements For Use In Mouse Neonates by Dr. David Surate Solaligue & Dr. Claudio Nardiello – Max Planck Institute, Germany
7:50 Questions & Closing Remarks