Here you will find information about various exhibitors and be able to download information. Many of the Exhibitors will be able to answer questions LIVE during the Networking session at the end of the day. See Symposium Agenda for times.
PLEASE NOTE: Although registration is open to all, this is private viewing event. You must register to receive the links to access the Symposium!
Clemson University BioEngineering
The goal of bioengineering is to develop innovative technology to resolve some of the most vexing health-related problems in the world. To achieve that goal, Clemson University’s Department of Bioengineering addresses intricate issues through exploration and interactive experiences, becoming a powerhouse of education and research.
UofSC School of Medicine Columbia Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
As a Biomedical Sciences student, you'll work closely with a mentor who will help you expand your research skills, get published in scientific journals and present at conferences. Our close relationship with the main UofSC campus gives you access to all of the state-of-the-art technology and funding that you would expect from a Tier 1 research university.
Bioinformatics Core (SC INBRE, UofSC)
The goal of the SC INBRE Bioinformatics Core is to increase the National Institutes of Health research capacity of the state by providing bioinformatics support to faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the lead and partner institutions.
Instrumentation Resource Facility (SC INBRE, UofSC School of Medicine)
The Instrumentation Resource Facility (IRF) is an integral component of the research and teaching mission of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Located within the facility are several major pieces of state-of-the-art biomedical research equipment that provide techniques ranging from whole animal through single cell imaging to analysis at the molecular level. The IRF also houses a full range of ancillary equipment that is available for sample preparation. In addition to serving as a resource for acquisition of primary data, the IRF also has the capacity for image enhancement and related data analysis.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (SC INBRE, Claflin University)
Claflin University's NMR facility, in addition to its 700 MHz NMR, also has an automated nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) sample changer to do NMR-based metabolomics research. The field of metabolomics focuses on changes to the small molecules that make up metabolism upon some stressful event or condition. NMR serves as an excellent detector of these small compounds; and statistical analysis is applied to many NMR sample replicates to increase the robustness of the metabolomics technique. Although a predominantly undergraduate university and HBCU, Claflin University has the third highest field NMR laboratory in the state of South Carolina, just behind the Medical University of South Carolina and the Hollings Marine Laboratory.
Proteogenomics Core (SC INBRE, MUSC)
Provides genomics services including Bioanalyzer qualitative analysis of RNA and DNA, Affymetrix microarray-based transcriptome and miRNA profiling, and next generation sequencing on the Ion Torrent PGM platform for small scale genomes, targeted/amplicon resequencing and metagenomics. Bioinformatic support is provided for DNA microarray and next generation sequencing analysis. The facility also provides training in bioinformatic analysis, computational workstations, and bioinformatics software (Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, dChip, MeV). Instrumentation available for use includes a Bio-Rad Cfx96 qPCR instrument, a NanoDrop One for small volume spectrophotometric analysis, a Qubit fluorometer and a Luminometer.
Dr. Jeremy “Jamie” Barth, Director, Email
Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility (EPIC, COBRE, Clemson University)
The Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility (CUGBF) helps investigators use the latest genomics technologies in their research. In addition to offering a full-service genomics lab and bioinformatics team, we pride ourselves in offering training to students, post-docs and faculty to work alongside our staff members to learn genomic and bioinformatic techniques. Outside of the lab, we offer training and informational workshops to Clemson’s diverse scientific community.
Rooksana Noorai, Email
Translational Research Imaging and Biomaterials Engineering and Testing Cores (SC BioCRAFT, COBRE, Clemson)
The Clemson Translational Research Imaging Core (CTRIC) is supported by two thrusts and serves the needs of our COBRE projects by serving as a portal to expertise, training, and mentoring in the following areas: preclinical validation of regenerative medicine approaches, animal models, surgery and bioimaging, utilization of stem cells, molecular biology, histology, and advanced microscopical imaging and biophotonics. The Core provides all the necessary support to develop ideas, overcome technical challenges, and lead projects toward significant outcomes. CTRIC labs, facilities, and expertise are available to all previous and current COBRE scientists and students as well to all SC specialists from academia, medical research institutions, and industry. Services are provided by two individual thrusts.
Thrust I: Bio-Analytical
Thrust II: Pre-Clinical Validation Thrust
The Biomaterials Engineering and Testing (BET) Core provides support for the synthesis, characterization, in vitro testing, and analysis of biomaterials and bioengineered systems as well as their preparation for in vivo testing under the Clemson Translational Research and Imaging (CTRIC) Core. The BET Core also supports undergraduate education through laboratory course demonstrations as well as facilities in support of undergraduate research and senior design projects. The core consists of three primary focus areas or thrusts.
Thrust I: Biomaterials Synthesis, Testing, and Characterization
Thrust II: Biomechanics and Biomechanical Testing.
Thrust III: Advanced Bioreactor Design and Development.
SC Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health (SC-TRIMH) (COBRE, Clemson)
The SC TRIMH Center, a National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) funded by NIH/NIGMS (P20GM121342), is dedicated to enhancing and expanding the Biomedical Research capacity at Clemson University and the state of South Carolina to promote outstanding multidisciplinary, collaborative, and translational research in musculoskeletal and related diseases.
SC TRIMH welcomes the addition of new participants who wish to join the center to assist us in creating a critical mass and community of investigators, at Clemson and across the state, that will accelerate the rate of discoveries in musculoskeletal and related health.
Thomas “Tommy” Gallien, Email