Product News: Thermo Fisher Scientific to Introduce New Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) System at AACR 2019

The Arcturus Cellect Laser Capture Microdissection System features among a host of solutions the company is showcasing at its booth in Atlanta

21 Mar 2019


Thermo Fisher Scientific will be offering an array of technology solutions and expert advice to scientists at the AACR Annual Meeting in Atlanta, USA.

Among the new products on show at booth #1924 will be the Arcturus Cellect Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) System, a redesigned LCM instrument branded the ‘complete system for microgenomics’.

Other instruments on offer to cancer researchers include solutions for cell biology, flow cytometry, real-time PCR (qPCR) and digital PCR (dPCR), microarrays, Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics and more.

Experts will also be on hand to provide help and advice on design considerations for immuno-oncology NGS experiments.

In a message to researchers on its website, Thermo says: “Fighting cancer is more than your research—it’s your passion to advance science in the pursuit of better outcomes. Every factor in the service of this struggle is precious: from sample, technology, data, and budget, to those who depend on your success. Every day, cancer continues to devastate lives. There’s simply no room for waste or error.

“Because the obstacles are great and challenges many, we must work together to become more efficient, move faster, and evolve more quickly than this tenacious disease. We at Thermo Fisher Scientific are committed to being your trusted partner in our mission to increase hope and improve outcomes.”

As well as technological solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific is hosting a number of poster sessions, such as:

  • Unraveling biology and identifying targets with functional genomics approaches using lentiarray CRISPR libraries - Monday, April 1, 1–5 pm
  • Assessing tumor mutational burden and profiling variants from FFPE samples using a PCR-based next-generation sequencing assay - Wednesday, April 3, 8 am–12 pm

And there’ll be a little entertainment too in the form of The Challenge Bar Trivia Game, where attendees can test their knowledge of cancer research for the chance to top the leader board.

See the Thermo Fisher Scientific website for full details of its activities.