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Soapbox Races & Community Picnic
June 14, 2008 @ the Vancouver Island Technology Park
The Canary Derby provides an opportunity for the Vancouver Island Community to join forces with the Canary Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation to help support early detection of cancer research within BC.
This year's fundraising goal is $150,000 and all the money will go directly to purchasing needed equipment.
Come out and meet the daring and dashing:
|9 -11am||Time trials – Soapbox races|
|11 - 3pm||Kid’s activities open|
|11 - 2pm||Qualifying heats – Soapbox races|
|11 - 4pm||BBQ, Food Vendors & Beer Gardens open |
Investors Group Sweet Shop open
|1:15 - 2pm||Special presentations on stage: |
Dr. Brad Nelson update on research
BC Cancer Foundation
Don Listwin – Canary Foundation
|2 -3pm||Chikoro Marimba Band – main stage|
|2 -3:30 pm||Final Heats - Soapbox races|
The first step in cancer biomarker validation for most biomarker candidates is the development of an assay to measure the biomarker in the blood or other fluids. Only then can the biomarker be either eliminated or advanced as a candidate for an early detection panel such as ovarian, pancreatic, prostate or lung cancer. An infrared imager is superior to the conventional chemiluminescence currently used in western blot protein analysis. This new imager will provide infrared detection which is used in critical components of early detection biomarker validation, such as fluorescent gel-shift assays, protein arrays and more.
A multi-detection microplate reader allows homogenous and heterogeneous biochemical or cell-based microplate assays to be performed on one flexible system. The optics on this piece of equipment provide optimal assay performance, resulting in more precise readings and in reagent savings.
Last updated: June 10, 2008 8:14 am