The Spatial Biology Week
Welcome!
Lunaphore is pleased to invite you to the Lunaphore Spatial Biology Week. This 5-day online meeting brings together scientific experts from the industry and academic research institutions. Covering research topics from immuno-oncology, pathology, immunology and infectious diseases, this event will feature talks on cutting-edge research in the field of spatial biology.

Spatial biology is the new frontier in life sciences. However, high complexity and technical barriers still prevent its wide adoption in translational research. This conference aims to highlight how new technology solutions are lowering these barriers for adoption in a wide range of research laboratories in hospitals, academia, core facilities and biopharma.

Gain comprehensive insights into spatial biology research applications through interactive sessions and engaging presentations. The event agenda will feature talks, workshops and roundtable discussions. Registration is free and open to researchers from Europe and North America.
Sessions
  • Monday, 6 December - From protein to RNA analysis: educational series on spatial biology
    Easy assay development with TSA-based multiplexed immunofluorescence
    Multiplex immunofluorescence IHC is a powerful technique to address the increasing research needs in immuno-oncology to better understand the tumor microenvironment.

    In this webinar we present a rapid and automated high-plex fluorescent immunostaining procedure, using our microfluidic-based staining device LabSat® Research and TSA staining reagents. The 6-marker protocol could be performed in less than 4 hours and 30 minutes, resulting in high-quality marker detection, efficient removal of antibodies, and remarkable signal uniformity.
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  • LabSat® & RNAscope®: bring multi-omics into your lab
    The RNAscope® assay, based on ACD’s technology for signal amplification and background suppression, was optimized on LabSat® to result in well-preserved morphology, uniform staining with excellent signal-to-noise ratio, and readily detectable punctate signal dots – comparable to the manual assay on mouse and human FFPE samples. Concomitantly, the assay turnaround time was shortened with respect to the manual and other automated CISH protocols. Overall, we have proven the capability of the microfluidic platform LabSat® to automate the RNAscope® 2.5 HD-BROWN CISH assay with reproducible staining results. The microfluidic platform brings the benefits of a shorter run time and reliability of a compact desktop system.
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  • Tuesday, 7 December - From hypothesis to screening: Spatial Proteomics Day
    Integrating hyperplex spatial proteomics into your research: why and how – A core facility’s perspective
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  • Spatial proteomics: a journey to adopt highly multiplexed immunohistochemistry technologies
    Multiplex protein expression analysis in tissue using immunohistochemistry has rapidly evolved over the last decade from 2- and 3-plex assays to a field of new technologies enabling highly multiplexed assays of 40 or more targets. Knowing which of these spatial proteomic technologies would be most effective in your lab or group is not simple. In this presentation we will walk through the value proposition for spatial proteomics, focusing on antibody- and immunohistochemistry-based spatial proteomics platforms, as well as review technical vignettes describing our lab’s experience evaluating and selecting the most appropriate platforms for our lab. We hope that our experience can empower you on your own journey into spatial proteomics.
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  • COMET™ Live Demo & Software Suite Overview
    Live presentation & demo featuring COMET™: the first all-in-one, rapid hyperplex solution for spatial biology.

    You will be able to virtually join our team in the lab, learn more about how it can support your research work, ask questions and watch them operating it live.
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  • Wednesday, 8 December - From fundamental to translational research: spatial biology for all laboratories
    The immune landscape of SARS-CoV-2-positive placentitis: a high dimensional, multiomic analysis.
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  • Spatial biomarker profiling of human prostate cancer tissue by multiplex immunofluorescence assay
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  • Thursday, 9 December - The future of spatial biology
    The Today and Tomorrow of Image Analysis in Digital Pathology. Roundtable Discussion
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  • Developing means to improve immune checkpoint blockade from the bench to bedside and back
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  • Friday, 10 December - Spatial Biology: workshops and user-dedicated sessions
    Considerations in Validating Hyperplex Immunofluorescence Panels
    Abstract and learning goals of Mike Surace: Validation of multiplex panels can mean a variety of different things. In this webinar, Michael Surace will review the factors which determine how stringent a validation should be, including the assay, the platform, the signal of interest, the reference signal, the degree of precision/ dimensions/ depth required in the analysis, the application, the purpose, the context, and the criteria for success. The standard development workflow for a 6-plex panel will be dissected and described in detail, and the critical components of the low plex validation, including development tasks, pressure tests, and the formal validation will be redeployed in a manner appropriate for a 40 plex iterative mIF assay, including caveats, potential artifacts, and criteria for success.
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  • LabSat® Live Demo
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  • Priority Access Program
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