ISCT Webinar | Optimizing Cold Chain Logistics and Costs: Tips for Product Planning, Storage and Distribution

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Sponsored by BioLife Solutions

Organized by the ISCT Business Models and Cost of Goods Committee

Event Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
9am-10am Pacific; 12pm-1pm Eastern; 6pm-7pm CET (Europe)

John Fink, MBA, Product Marketing Manager, Brooks Life Science Systems, USA

Brian Murphy, PhD, Director, Bioprocess Development, Celgene, USA
Ian Pope, PhD, MBA, Senior Director, General Cryo Solutions, Brooks Life Science Systems, USA
Kevin O’Donnell, Vice President, Cold Chain Standards, Practices & Compliance, BioLife Solutions, USA

Cold chain logistics are an essential and expensive requirement of most cell therapy products in clinical development and for commercialization. An increasing trend in the cell therapy industry is that products will need to be shipped at cold to ultra-cold temperatures for longer distances and between countries. Whether you plan to commercialize directly, or license to a commercial partner, optimizing your cold chain requirements and logistics costs during development can be an important factor in determining the ultimate pricing and profitability of your product. In this session, speakers from BioLife, Celgene and Brooks will help to increase your knowledge of product development decisions that can influence your cold chain logistics requirements and also practical considerations for optimizing your cold chain distribution costs, while still meeting quality and regulatory requirements.

This webinar is free as part of the ISCT Corporate Sponsored Webinar Program.

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Registration Deadline: Tuesday November 17, 2015 (midnight, PT)


13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum

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October 5-9, 2015
Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA
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IQPC’s 13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum brings more than 800 supply chain stakeholders together to discuss today’s hottest topics in temperature control logistics for life science products, biotechnology and quality management. It is the largest event of its kind covering all temperature ranges and life science products. The forum boasts an exhibition of more than 120 solution providers for temperature controlled products.

BioLife Solutions is a major sponsor of the event and representatives from the Company will be participating in key roles:

Kevin O’Donnell, Vice President, Cold Chain Standards, Practices & Compliance will serve as the Main Conference Chairperson.
MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1 | 8:50 AM Conference Chair Opening Remarks
MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2 | 8:55 AM Opening Remarks by Chairman

Aby J. Mathew, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, is a conference speaker and will present Biologistics and Biopreservation – Optimizing Quality, Risk, and Cost of Goods.

Please visit Booth 634 to visit with the rest of the BioLife/biologistex team and to learn more about our biopreservation products and biologistics services.

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2015 4th TERMIS World Congress

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September 8-11, 2015
Boston, MA

The TERMIS World Congress Meeting is held every three years, and brings together researchers, scientists, trainees, and students from both academia and industry to discuss critical developments in the field. The meeting is led by keynote speakers each day, and consists of parallel technical sessions as well as poster presentations. The TERMIS Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS) has played a strong role in meeting planning and execution. There will be an emphasis on promoting the careers of women and underrepresented groups in the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine fields at this year’s meeting.

BioLife Solutions is a proud sponsor of the TERMIS 2015 World Congress Business Plan Competition.

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IBC’s Cell Therapy Bioprocessing and Commercialization Conference

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September 30-October 2, 2015
Alexandria, VA

IBC’s Cell Therapy Bioprocessing and Commercialization Conference is designed to help companies deliver on the promise of this emerging market to achieve commercially viable and efficacious patient outcomes. This year’s meeting is designed for process scientists, engineers, quality and regulatory professionals, and industry executives seeking relevant and comprehensive solutions to industry challenges.

BioLife Solutions is sponsoring the Biopreservation, Supply Chain Management and Distribution session on Thursday, October 1st, in which Aby J. Mathew, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, will present Biopreservation and Biologistics-From Collection through Manufacture to Cold Chain Patient Delivery. BioLife is also pleased to co-sponsor this year’s Opening Networking Reception, September 30th.

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ISHRS 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

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Chicago, Illinois
September 9-13, 2015

The International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier meeting in the field of Hair Restoration Surgery. The meeting includes lectures, debates, panel discussions, video surgery in high definition, workshops, lunch symposia, scientific poster presentations, live patient viewing, and vendor exhibits. Attendees include experienced hair restoration surgeons, as well as physicians new to the field of Hair Restoration Surgery. The delegate list also includes surgical assistants and technicians.

BioLife Solutions representatives with be available in Booth #7 to discuss the benefits of HypoThermosol® as an ex vivo graft holding solution.

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2015 International Cord Blood Symposium

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June 11-13, 2015
San Francisco, CA

The scientific program for the 13th International Cord Blood Symposium (ICBS) brings all of the umbilical cord blood related fields of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, banking, and potential in regenerative medicine. World renowned experts in the cord blood field will deliver presentations during plenary sessions and workshops. The program also offers many networking opportunities.

BioLife’s Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Aby J. Mathew, Ph.D., serves on the Planning Committee for the Scientific Program, and will serve as panel moderator for Using Industry Tools and Embedded Technologies during the Cord Blood Banking and Expansion Technologies session on Thursday, June 11, 4:05 pm-5:30 pm.

BioLife Solutions representatives welcome the opportunity to connect with conference delegates in Booth 207.

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ISCT 2015 Annual Meeting

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ISCT 2015: Coming of Age
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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
May 27-30, 2015

ISCT is a global association dedicated to driving the translation of scientific research aimed at delivering innovative cellular therapies to patients. It is the only group focused on the pre-clinical and translational aspects of developing cell therapy products. Over 1,200 international delegates are expected to attend this year’s meeting, including MD and PhD clinicians and scientists, laboratory professionals involved in cell-processing programs/facilities, and industry personnel from cell therapy and enabling technology companies.

BioLife Solutions and biologistex™  representatives look forward to connecting with delegates in Booth 205 throughout the meeting, and also at the following BioLife sponsored events:

Opening Welcome Reception – May 27, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, Exhibition Hall

Corporate Tutorial – May 29, 12:45 – 1:45 pm – Aby J. Mathew PhD, BioLife Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, presents Biopreservation, Biologistics, Patient Delivery, and Cell Thawing Media – Oh My!

BioLife representatives will also participate in the following sessions:

Strategies for Commercialization Track 5– May 29, 11:15 – 12:30 pm – Biologistics: Optimizing Costs of Cold Supply Chain with panelist, Kevin O’Donnell, VP of Cold Chain Standards Practices & Compliance Cell Therapy, BioLife/biologistex™

Plenary Session Four -May 29, 2:00-3:30 pm – Game Changers: Policy and Practice Changes Enabling the Commercialization of Cell and Tissue Products, Chair: Aby J. Mathew, PhD

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13th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit – Canada

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Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec
February 23 – 26, 2015

The 13th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Summit – Canada, is the largest event of its kind for life sciences in the Canadian market. The program has been expanded to cover clinical supply, biologics, supply chain integrity and small pharma/biotech supply chains, to better address the Canadian and Montreal markets. Attendees will have access to supply chain stakeholders in world-class companies operating in pharmaceuticals, health technologies, biotechnology and contract manufacturing/research.

Kevin O’Donnell, BioLife’s Vice President, Cold Chain Standards, Practices & Compliance, will present Web-Connected Biologistics: Cold Chain Lessons Learned from the Pharmaceutical Industry and how SMART Shippers have Come of Age; Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Main Conference Day 1.

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Phacilitate’s Cell & Gene Therapy Forum 2015

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Washington, DC
January 26-28, 2015
BioLife Booth #68

Phacilitate’s Cell & Gene Therapy Forum is the world’s biggest and fastest growing cell & gene therapy business meeting. It is the leading event driving product commercialization, and draws the most senior audience of any cell & gene event, with 76% Director level and above.

BioLife’s Aby J. Mathew, Ph.D., has been selected to chair Focus Session 2, Day 1, and will present Logistics 1: Placing logistics at the heart of the cell & gene therapy business model. His presentation will focus on maximizing quality control and minimizing ‘Cost of Logistics’ for cell and gene therapy products.

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ECI Scale-Up and Manufacturing of Cell-Based Therapies IV

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San Diego, CA
January 18-22, 2015

The fourth annual conference on Scale-Up and Manufacturing of Cell-Based Therapies is scheduled for January 18-22, 2015 and will take place at the Hyatt Regency in San Diego.

This conference will focus on process development, scale-up, and manufacturing of cell-based therapies and will bring academicians, clinicians, industry leaders, and regulators from all over the world together to discuss the most critical scientific and engineering challenges in this field. The conference aim is to continue to play a central role in defining and refining the engineering sciences of cell-based therapies.

BioLife’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Aby J. Mathew, PhD, will present Biopreservation and Biologistics Considerations for GMP Manufacturing during Session 5: Industrial Highlights: Cell therapy manufacturing and implementation solutions.

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