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Yamaha Motor Exhibits CELL HANDLER™️ at U.S. Cancer Research Conference - Cell Picking and Imaging System with Expanded Applicability Including Ex vivo Tissue Picking -

Press Release   •   Apr 11, 2018 02:20 GMT


IWATA, April 11, 2018 - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) announced today that it will exhibit the CELL HANDLER™️ cell* picking and imaging system at the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting 2018 to be held from April 14 to 18 in Chicago, Illinois.

The AACR Annual Meeting 2018 is one of the largest conferences in the world for cancer researchers and clinicians working in academic research, research and development and related biomedicine. (In 2017, approximately 500 companies exhibited and 17,600 attendees visited the conference).

The CELL HANDLER™️ provides an innovative high speed and high precision platform for automated cell selection, picking, and imaging to replace the conventional manual pick and transfer method. It can efficiently, rapidly and accurately pick target spheroids/organoids cultured in media or gels, and its range of applications was recently further expanded to include Ex vivo tissue1 image selection and direct picking.

In addition to displaying the CELL HANDLER™️, Yamaha Motor will also provide an “AI Experience” at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. Visitors can experience in a hands-on manner the process in which the CELL HANDLER™️ learns exactly which targeted cells to pick using artificial intelligence (AI). Presentations are also planned to introduce examples of joint research on cancer biomarkers.
Showcasing the CELL HANDLER™️, which enables high-throughput screening and testing of single cell and multicellular aggregates, will attract many cancer research and biomedicine specialist visitors at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018. Yamaha Motor aims to spread awareness of the CELL HANDLER™️, and contribute to the development of therapeutic drugs, as well as the acceleration of precision medicine and cost reduction of developing future medicines.

* In this news release “cell” refers to a single cell and/or aggregated cells including spheroids and organoids.


AACR Annual Meeting 2018 Official Website

CELL HANDLER™️ Product Website

1: Ex vivo tissue:
Tissue extracted from a living organism. After tissue has been extracted from a living organism and sliced, the CELL HANDLER™️ can select the target tissue pieces.

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