Thursday, September 29, 2011

Must See: McGill Dances for Cancer Research

While this is not strictly related to pulmonary research, we'd like to invite all readers of this blog to watch researchers dance for donations! In what is probably one of most creative ways to fund medical research, scientists and staff of McGill's Goodman Cancer Research Centre got up and danced down the aisles of their labs, earning a donation from a sponsor for every click on their YouTube video. Go ahead, it's fun for a good cause!

Monday, September 26, 2011

When in Amsterdam...Visit SCIREQ at ERS!

If you happen to be attending the European Respiratory Society Annual Meeting that is currently being held in Amsterdam (until Sept 28), make sure to stop by the joint SCIREQ/emka Technologies booth number F35 for a demonstration of our flexiVent and inExpose product lines. There are several new and exciting products on display at the booth, from the new flexiVent FX system that is on display for the first time in Europe to a prototype of the upcoming extension for up to four parallel subjects (see earlier postings on this blog).

As conferences go, you probably already have a pretty packed schedule, but if you have some space in your agenda here are a couple of interesting sessions and posters you could go to:

  • ‘Highlights in lung function 2011’ , Oral Presentation, Tuesday 10:45-12:45, Room 3.1 
  • ‘Translational models of airway disease’, Oral Presentation, Wednesday 8:30-10:30, Room 5.2.
  • ‘Experimental pulmonary hypertension’, Poster Discussion P3347, Tuesday 8:30-10:30, Room E102
  • ‘Efficacy of inhaled anti-IL-13 mAb in a mouse model of asthma’, Poster Discussion P4105, Tuesday 12:50-14:40 Hall 2-28
  • ‘Hypoxic exposure after smoke cessation restores alveolar surface area in mice’, Poster Discussion P3830, Tuesday 12:50-14:40 Hall 2-14

For additional details on these sessions please consult the online program.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Join SCIREQ at the Jackson Lab this September

SCIREQ’s chief scientist, Dr. Annette Robichaud, is a confirmed speaker at the “Workshop of Phenotyping Mouse Models of Human Lung Disease” to be held Sept 18-23, 2011 at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor ME.

The primary purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate how mouse models may be used to study pulmonary disease states in humans.  Using a mix of theory and practical application; participants will learn techniques for measuring lung function and mechanics, assessing models of lung disease and pathology; as well as techniques for in-vivo imaging. This is a great opportunity to discuss your ongoing flexiVent experiments with Dr. Robichaud as well as to try the newly redesigned flexiVent FX system.

There are still spots open, so register today at