Sponsor List

Universal Sequencing Technology

Universal Sequencing Technology Corporation (UST) is a leading NGS biotechnology company based in San Diego and Boston, developer of TELL-SeqTM linked read library preparation technology that enables short read NGS platforms to produce super long read results, proven the best solution for microbial de novo sequencing, metagenomics, human genome phasing and structural variation detection, and AmpliDropTM single cell technology for cost-effective high throughput transcriptomic analyses. UST is poised to lead the next wave of DNA sequencing innovations.

BioForm Solutions

Bioform solutions has developed a robust assay to monitor the cell health of probiotics, regardless of strains or the matrix.  Flow cytometry is a single cell analysis tool.  It can enumerate bacteria or yeast, alone or in a mix.   It is the only way to enumerate heat killed cells (postbiotics) since they won’t grow.  CFUs have been used in the industry for decades due to no extra equipment or knowledge needed, but the data has a 30-50% variability which leads to large questions about its accuracy.  It also can only see cells that can grow in a particular media, so mixed strain probiotics can be very problematic.  When the cells become stressed out due to processing and packaging, they can become viable but not culturable (VBNC), which means they won’t grow in a CFU assay.  Flow cytometry gets around these issues by viewing all of the cells in a product, quickly and accurately with a CV <5%.  Flow cytometry takes ~15 minutes whereas the CFU assay takes 3 days.  This allows quick decisions to be made as a product is being formulated as well as determining the stability of the products. 

Speaking Partner
Altis Biosystems

Altis Biosystems has developed a series of in vitro human intestinal cell models called Repligut® Systems which are developed from the different intestine regions and can be used for compound screening, disease modelling, toxicity, efficacy, host-pathogen interactions and basic research studies. We are proud to have industry-leading scientists on our team who share a passion for creating high-throughput, scalable, and translatable products and services to support research to improve gut health.


Symcel provides an assay tool for real-time biological activity measurements using isothermal microcalorimetry technology. Particularly suited for the characterization and viability of strains, along with media optimization.

The calScreener™ gives a phenotypic, metabolic readout in real time. It directly measures the heat produced from metabolic processes, providing insights not previously possible with traditional methods. Measurements are sample independent meaning you can use product or process samples. Measure the kinetics of metabolism without any additional reagents."

Exhibition Partner

For over 55 years, INFORS HT has been developing and producing high-tech incubation shakers, bioreactors, and bioprocess control software for cell culture and microbial applications in biotechnology. In keeping with our company creed— “We firmly believe you can make anything better”— we commit ourselves each day to simplifying our customers’ workflows using the most modern technologies available.

Norgen Biotek Corp

Established in 1998 by Dr. Yousef Haj-Ahmad, Norgen Biotek is a biotechnology leader, housed in a 24,000 sq ft facility in Thorold, Ontario. With ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 15189 certifications, we excel in innovative sample collection, preparation, and detection products. Our commitment to continuous improvement extends to fostering partnerships and supporting scientific advancement globally. Beyond products, we champion education, contributing to the betterment of our community

Zymo Research

Zymo Research is a globally established biotechnology company and industry leader in the fields of microbiomics, epigenetics, and the emerging Next-Gen Sequencing space. From providing technologically advanced products to validated NGS services, everything is driven by the fundamental belief that "the beauty of science is to make things simple.