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BioFabUSA 2018 Spring Summit


  • Technology Center Auditorium 400 Commercial St Manchester, NH 03101 (map)

ARMI | BioFabUSA will be hosting the Spring Summit on Wednesday June 6th and Thursday June 7th, 2018.


This June 6th and 7th, ARMI | BioFabUSA will hold its second summit of 2018, this time focusing on the themes of 'Technology & Innovation" at the Technology Center Auditorium in Manchester, NH.  More specifically, the event will cover technical developments and innovation in the various phases of the engineered tissue manufacturing process:

  • Cell Culture Scale Up
  • Automation and Measurement Technologies
  • Biofabrication and Long-Term Incubation Platforms
  • Storage and Packaging

Speakers will include experts representing companies involved in each of these phases as well as innovators from academia and adjacent industries.  

If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the Spring Summit, please contact us here.  Sponsor and exhibitor availability is limited.

Tuesday June 5th

  • Speaker and ARMI Member Reception (limited attendance)

  • ARMI / SCB / Nexight Group Workshop on the Development of Standards for Regenerative Medicine (open attendance)

    • ARMI | BioFabUSA and the Standards Coordinating Body (SCB) with Nexight Group have partnered for a workshop, which will precede the BioFabUSA Spring Summit on Tuesday, June 5 from 6:00-9:00 PM.  Please RSVP for the workshop by contacting Allison Getz at SCB at agetz@regenmedscb.org before Tuesday May 22nd to share your thoughts and experiences as well as improve the way in which standards needs advance to ultimately contribute to the quality and safety of regenerative medicine products.

Wednesday June 6th

7:30: Registration Check-in, Networking Breakfast

8:40: Day One Welcome - Gray Chynoweth, Chief Membership Officer, ARMI

8:42: Day One Opening - Tom Bollenbach, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, ARMI

8:45: Opening Speaker - Dean Kamen, Executive Director, ARMI

9:15: Keynote – Alan Lotvin, M.D., EVP, Specialty Pharmacy, CVS Health

9:45: Session Introduction - Andrew Share, Partner, Nixon Peabody

9:46: Session One: Challenges and Innovations in Cell Culture Scale Up

  • Lucas Chase, PhD, Director of Ocular Cell Therapy, FUJIFILM – Cellular Dynamics / Opsis Therapeutics
  • Jan Jensen, PhD, CEO, Trailhead Biosystems
  • Jon Rowley, PhD, Founder and CTO, RoosterBio

10:46: Networking Break

11:25: Session Two: Challenges and Innovations in Cell Culture Scale Up

  • Scott Bornheimer, PhD, Manager - Applied Research, BD Life Sciences
  • Mark Powers, PhD, Senior Director, R&D - Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Daniel Paull, PhD, VP, Automation Systems and Stem Cell Biolofy, NY Stem Cell Foundation

12:25: Lunch Break

1:45:  Session Introduction - Wayne Charest, BioManufacturing Automation Solution Architect, Rockwell Automation

1:46: Session Three: Automation and Measurement Technologies

  • Sarindr Bhumiratana, PhD, Co-Founder and CSO, EpiBone
  • Monika Weber, PhD, Founder and CEO, Fluid-Screen
  • Ann D’Ambruoso, Product Manager, Applikon Biotechnology
  • Michael Golway, P.E., President and CEO, Advanced Solutions Life Sciences

3:06: Networking Break

3:45: Session Four: Automation and Measurement Technologies

  • Rami Mitri, Founder and CEO, One Hill Solutions
  • Kate Wolfe, VP, Engineering, PercuSense
  • Tim McCain, Information Software Regional Manager, Rockwell Automation

4:45: Day One Close - Gray Chynoweth, Chief Membership Officer, ARMI

5:00: BioFab & Brews Networking Social at the Manchester Millyard Museum

Day 2 Thursday June 7th

7:30: Doors Open to ARMI | BioFabUSA Members

7:45: Member Breakfast and Institute Update - This event is limited to members of ARMI | BioFabUSA only.

  • Institute Update - Maureen Toohey, Deputy Executive Director, ARMI
  • BioFab Consulting Update - Richard McFarland, Chief Regulatory Officer, ARMI
  • Membership Update - Gray Chynoweth, Chief Membership Officer, ARMI

8:05: TissueFoundry Work Session - This event is limited to members of ARMI | BioFabUSA and invited participants.

  • Introduction and Session Overview - Tom Bollenbach, Chief Technology Officer, ARMI
  • Break Out Stand Up Sessions
  • Stand Up Read Outs

9:00 Doors open to General Audience

9:30: Day Two Welcome - Gray Chynoweth, Chief Membership Officer, ARMI

9:31: Day Two Opening – Tom Bollenbach, Chief Technology Officer, ARMI

9:35:  Session Introduction - Zenagui Brahim, President, New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership

9:36: Session One: Biofabrication and Long-Term Incubation Platforms

  • Lisa Larkin, PhD, Founder and CEO, STEL Technologies; Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan
  • John Hartner, CEO, Dimension Inx
  • Lawrence Bonassar, PhD, Professor, Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University    

10:36: Networking Break

11:06: Session Two: Biofabrication and Long-Term Incubation Platforms

  • Patrick Thayer, PhD, Bioink Officer, CELLINK
  • Sarah Heilshorn, PhD, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • Paul Dalton, PhD, Associate Professor, Department for Functional Materials inMedicine and Dentistry, University of Wuerzburg
  • Paul Goodwin, Science Director, Life Sciences CTO R&D, GE Healthcare

12:26: Lunch Break

1:26:  Session Introduction - Marsha Rolle, PhD, Assocaite Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1:27: Session 3: Storage and Packaging

  • Luke Burnett, PhD, CSO, KeraNetics
  • Mark Kline, PhD, Co-Founder and CTO, X-Therma
  • Scott Young, PhD, VP Research, Innovation and Technology, West Pharmaceuticals
  • David Gray, PhD, CSO and SVP/GM Cryogenic Automation Solutions, Brooks Life Science Systems
  • Esmaiel Jabbr, PhD, Founder, Bioinspired Solutions

3:07: Project Call Announcement & Closing – Tom Bollenbach, Chief Technology Officer, ARMI

3:14: Close of 2018 Spring Summit - Gray Chynoewth, Chief Membershio Officer, ARMI

If you will need overnight accommodations, the Manchester Downtown Hotel is 0.5 miles from the Technology Center Auditorium.