Monday, March 6, 2017

The Twenty-Eighth James L Waters Symposium on Genomic Analysis Technologies

Adrian C Michael, The Pittsburgh Conference and David R Walt, Tufts University

01:30 PM   Introductory Remarks -
01:35 PM   Taking a Discovery From an Academic Laboratory and Building a Transformative Company
02:10 PM   Next-Generation Sequencing
02:45 PM   Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Pan-Ethnic Carrier Screening
03:20 PM   Recess
03:35 PM   Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing as the First Major "Liquid Biopsy" Clinical Application
04:10 PM   Circulating Cell-Free Nucleic Acids and Early Cancer Detection

The James L. Waters Annual Symposium is a unique component of the Pittsburgh Conference Technical Program. Mr. Waters, founder of Waters Associates, Inc. and President of Waters Business Systems, Inc. proposed in 1989 that the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) offer an annual symposium exploring the origin, development, implementation, and commercialization of scientific instrumentation of established and major significance. The objective of the symposium is to recognize key individuals and milestones in the development and application of instrumentation and to highlight the importance of cooperation between inventors, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and marketing organizations.

The Twenty-Eighth Annual Waters Symposium will recognize the history, science, and applications of the technologies developed by Illumina, Inc., recently ranked 13th on Chemical and Engineering News’ list of top instrument firms in 2015.