Thermo Fisher Scientific Advances T-cell Engineering With New Viral and Non-viral Platforms

YORBA LINDA, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2017

Recent FDA approval of the first Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy offers cancer patients more promise than ever for curative effects. However, many technical challenges in T cell gene delivery still remain in order for this therapy to become a standard of care practice.

In this webinar, which is sponsored by the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, participants will learn from the current industry trends and challenges of cell and gene therapy manufacturing and gain a better understanding of the benefits of innovative new upstream technologies for virus generation in suspension.

They will receive an overview of the new solutions from Thermo Fisher for small-to-large-scale serum-free, suspension lentiviral production – LV-MAX™ Lentiviral Production System. This will include new editing tools for primary T cells that increase knock-in and knock-out efficiency and addresses non-viral delivery barriers through protocol optimization.

Dr. Xavier de Mollerat du Jeu, the director of research and development of Cell Biology/Transfection at Thermo Fisher Scientific, will be the speaker for this event.

de Mollerat du Jeu studied molecular biology and plant physiology at the University of Montpellier II in France and received his doctorate in human genetics from Clemson University. As a director of R&D transfection group at Thermo Fisher Scientific, he is working on creating and improving new nucleic acids delivery for both research and therapeutic applications.

LabRoots will host the webinar October 19, 2017, starting at 8:00 a.m. PDT, 11:00 a.m. EDT. To read more about that this event, discover the continuing education credits offered, or to register for this event, click here.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. For more information, please visit

About LabRoots

LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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Phottix Introduces The Juno Transceiver Flash: A Manual Flash With All the Innovation You’ve Come to Expect from Phottix

NORTH WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 18, 2017

Priding themselves on developing innovative and intuitive lighting solutions for photographers with varying styles, workflows, and passions, Phottix has created a new and powerful, yet easy to use, manual hot shoe flash: the Phottix Juno

One Flash, Any Camera System

The Juno Transceiver Flash is a single-point, manual flash with all the features and functionality photographers need to get their job done, regardless of the camera system they are using. The Juno is compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony (MIS), Pentax, Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus camera systems. With a guide number of 58, it delivers precise output from 1/128 to Full Power in 1/3 stop increments. An intuitive command dial and backlit LCD display makes working with the Juno fast and easy.

Built-in Transceiver Triggering

Juno is integrated with the latest cutting edge technology of Phottix’s most recently announced Ares II Wireless Flash Trigger. When set to Transmitter Mode, Juno can wirelessly trigger other nearby Juno flashes or any light attached to a compatible Phottix wireless receiver. Setting Juno to Receiver Mode allows Juno to be triggered by another Juno flash or an Ares II Wireless Flash Trigger.

This Transceiver function brings with it all the latest and greatest Phottix technology:

Transmits at 2.4 GHz for consistent wireless triggering reliability

Wirelessly trigger lights from over 300ft (100m) away

Group your lights amongst 4 groups and 16 channels for optimum versatility

Isolate all your lights from other photographers with Phottix's Digital ID function.

Juno is also compatible with other Phottix flash trigger systems and has two built-in optical slave modes – a traditional optical slave mode as well as a TTL pre-flash delay mode. It even has a PC Socket, providing even more compatibility with a wide number of legacy manual flashes.

Turn it on, set your power, plug in your transmitter and you are in business. No extra parts or cables needed! Off camera flash can’t get any simpler than this. James Hays

Part of the Phottix Manual Ecosystem

In keeping with their holistic approach to product development, Juno is compatible with Phottix’s complete line of manual flash products. This includes the recently released Ares II flash trigger, the Strato II multi wireless flash trigger and the Litemaster L-478DR-PX light meter from Sekonic.

Backed by Strong Customer Support

Should the unforeseen occur, Phottix is offering a 2-year warranty on the Juno Flash. Also, to insure minimal downtime Phottix will replace or repair a Juno quickly and easily via their service center in White Plains NY, unlike many other flash manufactures that require service to be done in Asia.

Ready To Go!

The Phottix Juno is available alone and in the brand new “Ready to Go” Kit, which includes (1x) Juno flash, (1x) Ares II trigger transmitter, (1x) P190 MK II 75″ Light Stand, (1x) Double Small Folding Shoot Through 36″ Umbrella, (1x) Varos Pro S Multifunction Flash Shoe Umbrella Holder, all packed in one of Phottix’s 28″ Gear Bags. This versatile kit is an unbeatable value for any photographer shooting on location portraiture.

Price and Availability:

The Phottix Juno is available now!

Phottix Juno PH80363 for $139.95 alone

Phottix Juno PH80364 $249.95 for the Ready To Go Kit.

Technical Specifications:

Modes: Manual and Multi-Stroboscopic

Guide No.: 58 /190 (meters/feet at 200mm, ISO 100)

Flash Coverage: 20 – 200mm (14mm with wide angle diffuser panel)

Zoom: Manual 20 – 200mm (14mm with wide angle diffuser panel)

Rotation: 180 degrees both directions, Up-Down: -7 to 90 degrees

Stroboscopic Flash: Frequency: 1 – 1OOHz, Number of flashes: 1 – 24 (1/128 power)

Power: Four size-AA Alkaline or NiMH batteries

Power Saving: Non-wireless slave modes: 10 mins /30 mins /60 mins or Off

Recycling Time/Flash-ready Indicator: Normal flash: Approx. 0.1 – 5 sec.

Wireless Flash Transmission Method: Radio Frequency and Optical Pulse

Channels: 1 – 16, ID (5-16) Range (Approx.):

Radio: 100m Groups: 5; M [Master], A, B, C, D (TX mode)

Dimensions: (L x W x H ): 7.5 x 3 x 2in

Weight: .84lb (Flash Only, excluding batteries)

About Phottix:

Since its inception by a small group of like-minded photographers Phottix has been on the cutting-edge of innovation and excellence in the photographic industry. From the landmark Phottix Odin™ TTL Flash Trigger to the Phottix Indra360 TTL Studio Light, 2016’s TIPA Award-winning Best Professional Flash System, Team Phottix has and continues to develop new technologies while adapting existing technology with the feedback of photographers. Phottix’s current flagship trigger, the Odin II, was developed based on the input from professional and semi-professional photographers from around the world. The Phottix track record speaks for itself. Holder of 40 patents, in the last five years Phottix has become a dominant force in the photography industry. Working with Light Alliance partners Elinchrom and Sekonic, the next generation of lighting solutions are being developed. There are some amazing technologies on the horizon for photographers. For additional information, please visit:

About MAC Group:

MAC Group is a sales, marketing and distribution company dedicated to supplying photographers, videographers, educators and students with the world's finest image-making tools, education and inspiration. For more information on the MAC Group, please visit:

For review and marketing opportunities within the US please contact Jeff Lazell, Phottix’s Brand Marketing Manager at their US Distributer MAC Group.

Email: Jeffl(at)

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Resolve Systems Achieves Integration with McAfee® Enterprise Security Manager through the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance™

IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) October 18, 2017

Resolve Systems, the only unified, enterprise-wide Security Incident Response Platform, announced today that it has achieved technical integration of Resolve with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) technology, enabling customers to deploy more robust security solutions and better protect their assets from ever-evolving cyber threats.

As a member of the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance™, Resolve Systems plays a critical role in the program’s mission to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and to simplify the integration of these products within complex customer environments, bringing better value and more protection against the growing threat landscape to joint customers. Through this partnership, Resolve Systems and McAfee address a rising industry need to shorten response times from security events and more easily remediate compromised systems, leading to a simplified Threat Defense Lifecycle.

“Resolve Systems’ integration with McAfee ESM provides the most effective solution to accelerate security incident response for our mutual customers,” said Larry Lien , Chief Product Officer at Resolve Systems . “With Resolve’s standards-based playbooks, response orchestration, human-guided automation and enterprise-class capabilities, we empower security teams to respond more quickly and efficiently to security incidents detected by McAfee ESM. We’re pleased to be a part of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance.”

Resolve Systems’ technology enables a Security Operations team to resolve security incidents faster with a unified incident response platform that provides process orchestration and automation. With the integration of McAfee® ESM technology, users can now quickly validate, diagnose and resolve security incidents. Resolve Systems has a proven track record of significantly improving incident response time to reduce cost and risk for global enterprises.

“We are excited to add Resolve Systems to the select list of Technology Partners in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance program,” said D.J. Long, head of McAfee Security Innovation Alliance. “We expect our joint solutions to stimulate powerful new workflows for security and compliance, a key goal of the Security Innovation Alliance program.”

About Resolve Systems

Resolve Systems is the global leader in providing a single platform for enterprise-wide incident response, automation and process orchestration for Security Operations, IT Operations, Network Operations and service desk teams.

Resolve accelerates incident response and resolution by supplying engineers with partially or fully customized human-guided automations, powerful real-time incident collaboration and the omnipresence to orchestrate existing systems, across silos.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA with operations in EMEA and APAC, Resolve Systems works with nearly 100 of the largest global firms and is majority owned by funds affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity and venture capital firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies.

About Insight Venture Partners

Insight Venture Partners was founded in 1995 and has raised more than $13 billion and invested in nearly 300 companies worldwide. Insight Venture Partners’ mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success.

For more information on Insight and all of its investments, visit

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