Bioprocessing Technologies in Stem Cell Research:

Challenges and Chances for Commercialization

The Stem Cell Community Day connects researchers from all over the world to discuss recent advances in the stem cells field, with a special focus on controlled cultivation in bioreactors.

Stem cell-based technologies lay the basis for pioneering approaches in regenerative medicine, drug screening, and toxicology testing. Their commercial use requires reliable methods for the large-scale production of stem cells in consistent quality.

At our 1st Stem Cell Community Day we bring together experts from industry and academia, to discuss recent achievements, challenges, and chances in stem cell bioprocessing for research and commercial manufacturing.

We warmly invite you to join us in Hamburg on April 4, 2017!

 Conference chair: 

  • Robert Zweigerdt (MH Hannover, Germany)

Topics and Speakers

In three sessions we will discuss the state of the art in stem cell research and bioprocessing, commercial manufacturing of stem cell-based products, and the application of upstream and downstream processing techniques to stem cells.

  • State of the Art in Stem Cell Research & Bioprocessing 
  • Reports from the Industry: Commercial Manufacturing of Stem Cell-based Products 
  • Future Challenges: How to apply established techniques from mammalian cell culture to stem cell upstream and downstream processing?

    Confirmed speakers:
  • Steve Oh (Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore) - Keynote Lecture
  • Stefan Braam (Pluriomics, The Netherlands) - Keynote Lecture
  • Todd C. McDevitt (Gladstone Institute, USA) - Keynote Lecture
  • Ana Margarida Fernandes-Platzgummer (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
  • Ricardo Baptista (Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, UK)
  • Margarida Serra (IBET, Portugal)
  • Lior Raviv, Pluristem Therapeutics, Israel
  • Henning Kempf (MH Hannover, Germany)
  • Peter Loskill (Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany)


 Poster Session with Poster Prize

Abstract submission deadline extended until March 21, 2017 23:59!
New abstract acceptance deadline: March 24, 2017
Submit your abstract HERE


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Hamburg!