Organizing Committee

Melissa Carpenter, PhD
ElevateBio, USA

Derek Hei, PhD
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, USA

Malin Parmar, PhD
Lund University, Sweden

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Translating Pluripotent Stem Cell Discoveries to the Clinic: Preclinical, Manufacturing, and Regulatory Strategies for Success

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) invites you to join us for the 2022 Symposium on Cell Manufacturing and Commercialization “Translating Pluripotent Stem Cell Discoveries to the Clinic: Preclinical, Manufacturing, and Regulatory Strategies for Success” which will take place at the, Boston Marriott Cambridge Boston, MA from 28 February - 2 March 2022. Registration is open.

The meeting will bring together international academic and commercial scientists with expertise in the preclinical, clinical, and regulatory phases to discuss the critical processes and strategies in the successful development of PSC-derived therapies. Sessions will cover some of the latest thinking and approaches for selecting the cell line, characterizing the product and manufacturing considerations, managing the immune system, and working with regulators throughout the process. We hope you can join us in one of the world’s hubs of biotechnology.


Speakers & Topics

Preclinical Strategies
Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD, Duke-NUS Medical University, Singapore and University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Selecting Your Cell Line: Derivation and Characterization
Tenneille Ludwig, PhD, WiCell, USA
Jennifer Dashnau, PhD, Century Therapeutics, USA

What’s in Your Product
Malin Parmar, PhD, Lund University, Sweden

New Technologies/Where Are We Going?
Kapil Bharti, PhD, NIH, USA
Peter Zandstra, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada

Immunology for Cell Therapies
George Daley, MD, PhD, Harvard University Medical School, USA
Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD, Sana Biotechnology, USA

Balancing Science and Regulatory Requirements in Emerging Fields
Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA
Melissa Carpenter, PhD, ElevateBio, USA

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Delivering Your Cell Product: Strategies for Success

What to Expect

The ISSCR has created our International Symposia to delve into current stem cell topics through exciting scientific programs in an engaging, intimate atmosphere.

Learn about the latest science from a slate of global speakers
Present your research in an abstract-selected talk or a poster presentation
Connect with colleagues through numerous networking opportunities


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Who Should Attend?

Academic, industry, and clinical researchers interested in stem cell biology and its therapeutic applications are encouraged to attend and share your latest research and findings. Attendees will hear from leaders in the field and benefit from the open exchange of ideas.



What Sets the International Symposia Apart?

ISSCR International Symposia are where the world's leading minds are building the future of stem cell science. They are focused meetings that bring together approximately 400 attendees, 100 poster presentations, and exhibitors with innovative technologies. The goal is to expand ISSCR's educational reach, making it more accessible for stem cell scientists in regions around the world.

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