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AACR Annual Meeting 2017

Changing Science. Changing Lives.

Join us at booth 1607 to learn more about our extensive portfolio of NGS technologies for cancer research.

Our goal at Roche is to become your partner of choice for NGS, simplifying sample prep and making NGS accessible enough for routine use.

The paths that led each of us to the Roche Sequencing | Life Science team are different, but it is this diversity of approaches, expertise, and ideas that fuels our pursuit of great science. As part of the growing Roche team, we continue to strengthen and increase the scope of our expertise by joining forces with new partners and collaborators around the world. We continue to learn, to ask questions, and to identify the obstacles that still challenge cancer research. This is what allows us to develop valuable solutions that move research forward. Together, we are changing science and changing lives.

Events and Happenings:


Roche Seminar Series (Booth 1607)

Sunday, April 2; 2:10 – 2:30 pm
Monday, April 3; 1:10 – 1:30 pm
High-performance, Automated Tissue Extraction
The AVENIO Millisect* instrument enables researchers and clinicians to pinpoint and extract more precise regions of interest, resulting in higher sample purity.

Sunday, April 2; 2:40 – 3:10 pm
Tuesday, April 4; 1:10 – 1:30 pm; Booth 1607
Meeting Today’s Cancer Research Challenges with Target Enrichment
Roche Sequencing is changing science by solving next-generation sequencing challenges through target enrichment. This session will explore the technology behind the SeqCap™ target enrichment products and the available tools for cancer research.

Sunday, April 2; 3:10 – 3:30 pm
Monday, April 3; 2:10 – 2:30 pm
Meet the Next-Generation of Automated Nucleic Acid Extraction
Learn about the MagNA Pure 24* system, the latest addition to the MagNA Pure family of automated nucleic acid extraction systems from Roche. Use this walkaway system to minimize user intervention and significantly reduce extraction-to-extraction variability.

Monday, April 3; 3:10 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, April 4; 11:10 – 11:30 am
Improved Performance in Molecular Profiling
KAPA RNA HyperPrep with RiboErase is a highly streamlined workflow suitable for use with degraded inputs, as evidenced by efficient and reproducible rRNA depletion, independent of RNA quality, and improved detection of differentially expressed transcripts in comparison to alternate workflows.

Tuesday, April 4; 4:10 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, April 5; 11:10 – 11:30 am
Multi-lab Performance and Reproducibility of ctDNA Assays*
Join us for an engaging discussion on the use of liquid biopsy in oncology research. Dr. Janet Jin will share how the analytical performance and reproducibility of a new set of ctDNA assays enable the profiling of solid tumors and the serial monitoring of tumor burden. She will also present ultrasensitive sequencing innovations using ctDNA to detect minor variants across 4 mutation classes.

*In development. Not for sale in the U.S.

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Meet the Roche Team: 

Sunday, April 2; 3:40 – 4:30 pm
Monday, April 3; 11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have questions about how to use NGS in your work?
We want to help. Our team includes experts that can help you at every step of the way, from tissue processing to library preparation. Please visit us in Booth 1607, and learn how we can help move your research forward.

Posters & KAPAccino @ Booth 1607
Monday, April 3; 3:40 pm
Stop by booth 1607 for an espresso and conversation. Our scientists will guide you through recent posters covering whole genome sequencing, target enrichment, library prep automation, RNA-seq, tumor profiling, and library quantification.

 

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Spotlight Theater: Exhibit Hall A

Tuesday, April 4, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

ctDNA Genomic Profiling and Monitoring Assays – Performance and Reproducibility
Join our distinguished panel of presenters for an engaging discussion of the use of liquid biopsy in oncology research. Our speakers will discuss ultra sensitive sequencing innovations using ctDNA to detect minor variants across 4 mutation classes. The analytical performance and reproducibility of a new set of ctDNA assays for profiling solid tumors and serial monitoring of tumor burden will be discussed.

ctDNA Analysis for Personalized Cancer Detection and Monitoring
Max Diehn, MD, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford University

Multi-Lab Performance and Reproducibility of ctDNA Assays
Janet Jin, PhD
Senior Manager, Oncology Assay Development
Roche Sequencing Solutions

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Roche Poster Session

Improvements in tumor profiling with enzymatic ribosomal RNA depletion and streamlined RNA-SEQ library preparation
Nancy Nabilsi1, Drew Cheney1, Jacqueline Meyer2, Leendert Cloete2, Ida van Jaarsveld2, Rachel Kasinskas1, and Jennifer Pavlica1

Wednesday, April 5
8:00 – 12:00 pm
Poster Number: 5411
Location: Section 17
Poster Board: 22

1Roche Diagnostics | Kapa Biosystems, Wilmington, MA USA;
2Roche Sequencing Solutions | Kapa Biosystems, Cape Town, South Africa

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Posters and KAPAccino

Fight the afternoon slump with a cappuccino and conversation! Our scientists will guide you through recent posters covering whole genome sequencing, target enrichment, library prep automation, RNA-seq, tumor profiling, and library quantification.

Here  are our posters this year:

  • Poster 1: Improvements in tumor profiling with enzymatic ribosomal RNA depletion and streamlined RNA-SEQ library preparation
  • Poster 2: qPCR-based quantification and QC assays provide actionable data for NGS library construction from FFPE samples of variable quality
  • Poster 3: A novel, single-tube library preparation method with integrated enzymatic fragmentation enables robust, high-throughput sample preparation for human whole-genome sequencing on the Illumina® HiSeq® X Platform
  • Poster 4: Spike-in DNA controls for sample tracking in NGS workflows
  • Poster 5: Kapa Hyper Plus – A single-tube NGS library prep workflow integrating enzymatic fragmentation results in high yields and low sequencing bias
  • Poster 6: A new, highly streamlined target enrichment method enables the construction of high-quality libraries in a fully automatable one-day workflow

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Roche Charity Raffle: Win $5000 Towards Cancer Research

Each year, AACR highlights the newest, most promising developments in cancer research and medicine from around the world. This year, over 19,000 laboratory scientists and clinical investigators will be attending and sharing breakthroughs in all aspects of oncology.

We look forward to seeing you in Booth 1607 to hear your stories and to offer you a chance to win $5000 towards cancer research*.

Roche Diagnostics (9115 Hague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256) is conducting this raffle. Raffle draw will be held Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 am; winner need not be present to win.

*Grand prize will be divided equally between the winner’s choice of charity and AACR. The AACR donation will help to fund grants, fellowships, and scholar-in-training awards, with 88 cents of every dollar donated going directly to lifesaving cancer research.

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