Phacilitate 2020: A Focus on Patient Voices

Phacilitate 2020 was jam-packed with inspiration, motivation, and confirmation that what we are doing is making an impact on patient lives now and into the future. We attended several educational sessions, met with many scientists, and had countless conversations about the future of immunotherapy. Here are some of our top Phacilitate 2020 highlights.   2020 […]

Breaking from AACR: Profiling the TCR Beta Repertoire in NSCLC Donors

TCRβ sequencing is currently being explored in oncology research as a potential predictor for patient response to immunotherapies.   Researchers from Biodesix, Inc. shared their most recent findings in this area at the AACR Advances in Liquid Biopsies conference in Miami from January 13–16, 2020. The research, co-authored by Astarte’s Benjamin Tjoa, evaluated peripheral blood lymphocytes […]

What We Learned at AACR 2019

We all know that CAR-T therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors are game-changers for oncology, and both were on display at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting held in Atlanta last week. Although both therapies have produced spectacular results in some patients, neither work for all patients and efforts must now turn to understanding […]

After SLAS2019: Discovery and Technology

We have wrapped up another successful year at SLAS2019. Our Director of Business Development, Ponni Anand, and I just returned, feeling energized and optimistic about this coming year. We enjoyed exchanging ideas and learning about different methods and techniques with researchers and technologists from different parts of the world. For the third year in a […]

SLAS2019 Restaurant Guide: Washington, D.C.

SLAS2019 is back in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center February 2–6, 2019. If this is your first SLAS event, be sure to check out their website to learn about all the conference has to offer. Aside from amazing presenters and exhibitors, you will find a variety of networking opportunities and educational […]

Highlights from PEGS 2018: The Essential Protein Engineering Summit

We left PEGS 2018 feeling energized from many conversations with like-minded scientists around research and the advancements in protein drug development. For those of you who were at PEGS, I hope you departed feeling as inspired as we were. For those of you who missed it, here are our top three discussion topics. The Importance […]