Industry and Science Events

ASM Microbe's Industry & Science programming is sponsored by our 2024 Exhibitors and offers a series of over 50 presentations on cutting-edge microbiological innovations. These sessions are free to ASM Microbe attendees and provide a unique opportunity for attendees to engage in new product development and discover the latest technologies and innovations on the market. Presentations will kick off on Thursday, June 13, with free Industry & Science workshops and continue throughout the meeting in a variety of formats.

Add these events to your planner to stay abreast of advancements and forge valuable professional relationships.

Industry and Science Events include:


Industry & Science Workshops allow attendees to learn about the latest product developments from company representatives during this 45-minute presentation. All workshops will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday before the ASM Microbe 2024 opening session.

Industry and Science Workshops

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Day Time Event Title Location Company
Thursday, June 13 9-9:45 a.m. Direct cDNA Synthesis Using Template Switching RT for Highly Sensitive Gene Expression Analysis Room B402 - GWCC Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thursday, June 13 10-10:45 a.m.

Navigating the Molecular Frontier: From Poo to Precision—A Journey in GI Test Implementation

Room B402 - GWCC Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thursday, June 13 11-11:45 a.m. Addressing the Epidemic: Current Trends and Challenges in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Vaginitis Room B402 - GWCC Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thursday, June 13 1-1:45 p.m. Differentiation of HSV and VZV Lesions Using Multiplex Molecular Testing Room B402 - GWCC Quidelortho
Thursday, June 13 2–2:45 p.m. The Impact of Rapid Diagnostics on Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices Room B402 - GWCC bioMerieux, Inc.


Industry & Science Showcases are promotional presentations that are intended to educate attendees on specific products and services. All presentations are 45 minutes long and take place in 1 of the 2 modular theaters on the Exhibit Hall floor during Exhibit Hall hours.

Industry and Science Showcases

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Day Time Event Title Location Company
Friday, June 14 11–11:45 a.m. Broad Detection of Clinically Relevant Respiratory Pathogens by Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing    Exhibit Hall-Theater B Illumina
Friday, June 14 11-11:45 a.m. T2Candida's Role in the Early Detection of Candidemia for Improved Clinical Outcomes Exhibit Hall -Theater A T2 Biosystems
Friday, June 14 12-12:45 p.m. LIAISON PLEX® Respiratory Flex Evaluation in a Pediatric Population Exhibit Hall -Theater A Diasorin
Friday, June 14 12-12:45 p.m. Updates on Laboratory Diagnostics for Fungal Bloodstream Infections    Exhibit Hall-Theater B Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Friday, June 14 1-1:45 p.m. Time is of the Essence: How Rapid BSI Diagnostics May Impact Patient Outcomes    Exhibit Hall-Theater B bioMerieux
Friday, June 14 1-1:45 p.m. The AVITI System: Accurate, Accessible, Scalable Sequencing for any Application Exhibit Hall -Theater A Element Biosciences
Saturday, June 15 1-1:45 p.m. Urine Trouble? Opportunities to Improve Urine-Based Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases    Exhibit Hall-Theater A BD
Saturday, June 15 11-11:45 a.m. Optimizing the Development and Accessibility of Biological Materials and Data Through Next-generation Technology Exhibit Hall -Theater B ATCC (American Type Culture Collection)
Saturday, June 15 11-11:45 a.m. Critical Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Results for Critical Patients: A 2024 Perspective Exhibit Hall -Theater A Thermo Fisher Scientific
Saturday, June 15 12-12:45 p.m. Challenges, Pitfalls, and Advantages of Using MALDI-TOF MS for Routine Mold Identification in Clinical Laboratories Exhibit Hall -Theater A Bruker
Saturday, June 15 12-12:45 p.m. How development of technology to break the 10-minute Sample to Answer Barrier for Molecular Point of Care led to an Easy-to-use Molecular Sample Prep methodology. Exhibit Hall -Theater B Autonomous Medical Devices Incorporated
Saturday, June 15 1-1:45 p.m. Solutions for Sequencing-Based Pathogen and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Identification and Profiling; Single-Pathogen, Multi-Pathogen and Agnostic Approaches    Exhibit Hall-Theater B Illumina
Sunday, June 16 11-11:45 a.m. A Time to Refocus on Antibiotic Resistance and HAIs Exhibit Hall -Theater B Cepheid
Sunday, June 16 11-11:45 a.m. Transforming Microbial Understanding: Leveraging VITA Single-Cell Transcriptome to Analyze Microbial Functions with Single-Cell Precision Exhibit Hall -Theater A M20 Genomics
Sunday, June 16 12-12:45 p.m. Increasing precision, reliability and sensitivity: Using digital PCR to improve microbial detection and surveillance in health and the environment. Exhibit Hall -Theater A QIAGEN


Industry & Science Spotlights are 30-minute presentations that take place in the Lounge & Learn spaces. Presentations are intended to educate attendees on new technology and/or products in a company’s pipeline. Each company will give a 25-minute presentation, followed by 5 minutes for Q&A.

Industry and Science Spotlights

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Day Time Event Title Location Company
Friday, June 14 5:15-6 p.m. Single-Cell Microbiology: Rapid ID/AST Directly From Polymicrobial Specimens Lounge & Learn 1 Pattern Bioscience
Friday, June 14 5:15–5:45 p.m. Cultivating Cells in Droplets for High-Throughput Experiments    Lounge & Learn 2 Gold Standard Diagnostics Millidrop
Saturday, June 15 4:15–4:45 p.m. myBaits® Mission: Unveiling Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistant Genes for Microbial Surveillance    Lounge & Learn 3 Daicel Arbor Biosciences
Saturday, June 15 4:15-4:45 p.m. Single microbe isolation as alternative approach to meta -omics and culturomics: proofs of concept with cellenONE instument Lounge & Learn 2 Cellenion SASU

Evening Events

Industry & Science Evening Events allow companies to design customized events for ASM Microbe attendees that best align with their goals and objectives. Activities may include, but are not limited to, independent, non-commercial scientific sessions like Satellite Symposia, non-educational receptions or a combination of the 2.

Industry and Science Evening Events

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Day Time Event Title Location Company
Friday, June 14 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enhancing Patient Care From High Quality Bloodstream Infection Detection to Discharge: Hospital Onset Bacteremia & Fungemia    International Ballroom D-Omni BD
Friday, June 14 6:30-9 p.m. Celebrating a Decade of DNA Discoveries: 10 Years of the MinION in Microbiology International Ballroom A/B/C Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Saturday, June 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Targeted Molecular Panels: Benefits for the Laboratory and Patients    Grand Ballroom E-Omni BD
Saturday, June 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rapid AST is Here to Stay: Multi-Site Comparison of Performance and Time-to-Results of Rapid and Legacy AST Systems With "Gold Standard" Methods International Ballroom A/B-Omni Selux Diagnostics
Saturday, June 15 6:30-8:30 p.m. Unraveling the Mysteries of Infectious Diseases: The Role of Metagenomic Sequencing in Your Laboratory Grand Ballroom A-Omni Karius