Program

„Bioprocessing Technologies in Stem Cell Research: Challenges and Chances for Commercialization“

Chair: Robert Zweigerdt (Medical School Hannover)

 

8.00-9.30am
Welcome Coffee | Registration | Poster setup

9.30-9.45am
Welcome Remarks


Session 1 |
State of the Art in Stem Cell Research & Bioprocessing


9.45-10.30am
Key Note Lecture
Steve Oh | Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore

10.30-11.00am
Scalable Production of Stem Cells in Microcarrier-based Stirred Culture Systems
Ana Fernandes-Platzgummer | Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


11.00-11.30am
Upscaling of human pluripotent stem cell culture and mesendodermal differentiation processes
Henning Kempf | Hannover Medical School


11.30am-1:30pm  
Lunch buffet | Poster exhibition | Hands on equipment



Session 2 |
Report from the Industry: Commercial Manufacturing of Stem Cell-based Products

1:30-2.15pm
Key Note Lecture
Stefan Braam | Pluriomics, The Netherlands


2.15-2.45pm
Presentation (title TBA)
Ricardo Baptista | Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, United Kingdom


2.45-3.15pm
Process development and optimization using packed bed bioreactor systems for ensuring successful launch into large scale manufacturing
Lior Raviv | Pluristem Therapeutics, Israel


3.15-3.45pm
Coffee break

Session 3 |
Future Challenges: Applying techniques from mammalian cell culture to stem cell upstream and downstream processing

 

3.45-4.30pm
Key Note Lecture
Todd McDevitt
| Gladstone Institutes, United States


4.30-5.00pm
Bioengineering approaches for up- and downstream processing of human stem cells
Margarida Serra | IBET, Portugal


5.00-5.30pm
Putting a Human Heart & Fat on a Chip: Microphysiological platforms as in vitro models of cardiac and adipose tissue
Peter Loskill | Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Germany

5.30-open end
Dinner buffet | Poster exhibition | Poster prize (6:00pm)