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2018 SLAS Innovation Award Finalists

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The SLAS Innovation Award is a $10,000 cash prize recognizing the work behind that one unique and special podium presentation at the SLAS Annual Conference that proves to be exceedingly innovative and contributes to the exploration of technologies in the laboratory, exceeds a benchmark or milestone in screening or the lead discovery process, or demonstrates an advanced and integrated use of mature technologies.


Listed in alphabetical order, the ten 2018 SLAS Innovation Award finalists selected to compete for the $10,000 cash prize at SLAS2018 are:

Santiago Costantino, University of Montreal
Optical tools for single-cell manipulations and sequencing

Dennis Eastburn, Mission Bio Inc.
High-throughput single-cell DNA sequencing of AML tumors with droplet microfluidics

Olivier Frey, InSphero
Automating multi-tissue microphysiological systems using 3D microtissues

Rajarshi Guha, National Institutes of Health
Pharos – A Torch to Use in Your Journey In the Dark Genome

Shane Horman, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
An Ultra High-Throughput 3D Assay Platform for Evaluating T-cell-Mediated Tumor Killing

Paul Ju Sung Hung, COMBiNATi Inc
Microfluidic Platform for Next Gen Life Science Consumables

Transon V. Nguyen, Notable Labs
Combinatorial Drug Screening, High-Throughput Flow Cytometry, and Agile Integration: a Modern Platform for Personalized Treatment Discovery for Cancer Patients

Amy Rowat, University of California, Los Angeles
Label-free prediction of cancer cell invasion by single-cell physical phenotyping

Kevin Tsia, The University of Hong Kong
Ultrafast all-optical laser-scanning imaging - Enabling deep single-cell imaging and analysis

Julea Vlassakis, University of California, Berkeley/UCSF Joint Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Electrophoretic Cytometry Isolates Cytoskeleton Molecular Complexes of Single Cancer Cells

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