ARMI | BioFabUSA member ASME will host a workshop on Maturing Cell Therapy Logistics.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the International Society for Cellular Therapy, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, the Organ Preservation Alliance and Society for Cryobiology are pleased to host a stakeholder roundtable on leveraging cryopreservation research to improve practices in cell therapy.
In recent years, a wealth of basic research on cell cryopreservation has created opportunities to improve outcomes and decrease costs in the burgeoning field of cell therapy. Some of this knowledge is readily available in the literature but not yet uniformly applied by labs and clinics, promising to advance cell therapy procedures even without significant research investment.
Likewise, cryopreservation research efforts that are already ongoing, e.g. funded by the National Institutes of Health and many stakeholder organizations, can benefit from incorporating the best available knowledge of cell therapy practices and needs. Input from stakeholder organizations, biotechnology companies, clinics, manufacturers and regulators is needed to guide research in cell preservation and banking.
To address these needs, efficient and uniform information-sharing channels between the cryobiology community and the growing number of stakeholders involved in cell therapy are needed. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Cryobiology, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, and Organ Preservation Alliance are hosting a consensus workshop on how to leverage cryopreservation research to improve practices in cell therapy.