The 1st American Exosomes
and RNA Conference
September 16-17, 2022

Boston BioLife would like to thank everyone who made the Kimera Society’s 1st American Exosome and RNA Conference an absolute success!

South Beach Miami’s Royal Palms Resort set the stage for 2-days of absolutely amazing interaction between academic scientists, industry professionals, health care providers, and other stakeholders.

Key concepts were covered such as characterization, imaging, isolation and purification, as well as a view into clinical applications for long COVID dermatology and neurological disorders.

There were several posters submitted looking at various relational roles of exosomes in different clinical genres.

Three posters were selected as winners by Robert B. Levy, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami.

presentation hilights

History Theory Physics and Future of Exosome Technologies in Clinical Science and Medicine: Duncan Ross, PhD, kicked off the meeting with an expose of his experiences and how he became involved over the last two decades as an extracellular vesicle researcher. And, what led him to develop the Kimera Society.

EV-CATCHER Assay for miRNAs Detection: Oliver Loudig, described a powerful method by which exosomes can be isolated from each other using a technology developed in his laboratory called EV catcher these technologies are incredibly important if we’re to understand what actually is being used in biology and how.

Extracellular Vesicles and Viral Infections: Crossroads for Diagnostics and Treatments: Fatah Kashanchi, PhD. Dr. Kashanchi describe the roles of Extracellular Vesicles in viral infections and their potential utilization as diagnostic / therapeutic tools.

Large Scale Manufacturing and Functional Assessment of Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles: Heather Branscome, MS, PhD, gave a compelling presentation on the manufacturing and characterization of exosomes in the laboratory setting.

Spectroscopic Approaches for Exosome Cargo Profiling and Classification: Tayfun Tatar, MSc a recent technology was discussed using Rahman spectroscopy to isolate the individual components associated with extracellular vesicles and exosomes by Lau BioSciences

Super-Resolution for Extracellular Vesicle Characterization: Jia Wang, PhD, gave an in-depth presentation on the technology behind applications for super-resolution imaging for extracellular vesicle characterization.

Extrachromosomal Circles of DNA as a Potential Cargo of Exosomes: Anindya Dutta MD, PhD, discussed the role of circular DNA and how it may potentially be used as cargo in extracellular vesicles fabrication.

Diamagnetic Fields New Paradigm of Accompaniment and Treatments in Regenerative Medicine: Felipe Torres, MD, discussed the role of electromagnetic energy models and their potential influence on extracellular vesicles and clinical biochemical vehicles in regenerative medicine.

Amniotic Fluid-Derived Exosomes: Characterization and Real-World Applications: Mercedes Kweh, PhD, described the role of amniotic fluid exosomes and their potential utilization and anti-inflammatory properties in wound care and show compelling documentation of their effects.

Analytics, and Downstream Processing of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs): Aslan (Mehdi) Dehghani, PhD, presented various tools and technologies for analytics and downstream processing of EVs.

tRFs, a Novel Family of Short Non-coding RNAs: Anindya Dutta MD, PhD, described the novel family of short non-coding RNA’s that can be used as secondary diagnostic markers and further validate the characterization of extracellular vesicles and exosomes.

Treatment of Clinical Long COVID Encephalopathies with Nasal Administered Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Extracellular Vesicle Exosomes: Philip Askenase, MD, presented on the treatment of clinical long COVID showing imaging studies of inflammation and their ability to be mitigated by trans nasal application of extracellular vesicles across the blood brain barrier.

Automated EV Imaging Platform for Biophysical and Proteomic Information at the Single-particle Level: Andrew Malloy of Unchained BioSciences, presented on nano view technology high resolution microscopic technology for visualization of extracellular vesicles.

Small Particle Analysis Using the Amnis Imaging Flow Cytometer: Abhinit Nagar, PhD, described in great detail the technology and science behind their characterization tool giving researchers enhanced ability to verify and validate their samples and preparations.

This meeting was a great opportunity for multiple facets of the industry to come together to collaborate and share ideas. As well as relationships developing research projects. 

We look forward to the 2nd American Exosome and RNA Conference details to come!

Special appreciation goes to the vendors who supported the meeting and especially Particle Metrix, ONI, Luminex, Sartorius, and Unchained Labs. who also contributed presentations.

Joseph Krieger, President, Boston BioLife

Again, thank you to everybody who made this a fantastic success!