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Cell Therapy's Got Talent Technology Showcase – A Call for Cell Therapy Manufacturing Technology Presentations

Posted: July 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm


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In an effort to showcase the latest technologies driving the production of cell therapies, the Cell Therapy Group and Informa Life Sciences are proud to announce the introduction of the "Technology Showcase" session and award to be held in conjunction with Informa's Cell Therapy Manufacturing conference to be held 30 November to 1 December 2011 in Brussels Belgium.

Having held the same conference last year in London, Informa is committed to building on the success of last year's event by continuing to create a meaningful European forum for the issues related to the clinical and particularly commercial-scale production of cell-based therapies.

The Technology Showcase session, taking place on the main agenda, will feature 6 x 10 minute presentations from innovative companies developing cutting-edge technologies in the field of cell therapy manufacturing, and is particularly relevant to SME and academic groups with limited marketing resources.

All presentations will be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board with the winner announced at the end of the session. Exposure on BioProcess International's website is also included.

Technologies we'd like to promote include:

  • Manufacturing systems including bioreactor technologies
  • Cell harvest/collection technologies
  • Cell storage/logistics technologies
  • Clinical cell delivery and/or other point-of-care technologies
  • Automation technologies
  • Cell separation system
  • Cell process devices
  • Innovative reagents, scaffolds, matrices, and other “ancillary” tools
  • Technologies to close currently open systems
  • Suspension-based production systems
  • Disposable technologies

How to apply:

To apply to present companies must submit an abstract (<300 words) to daniel.barry@informa.com and lbuckler@celltherapygroup.com outlining the product or service to be presented and why it is a critical technology related to cell therapy manufacturing.

The deadline for applications is SEPTEMBER 15 2011 - Priority given to early submissions

    The cost of taking part in the Technology Showcase is £2,700 which includes the following benefits:

    • 1 x 2-day conference pass (normal price £1,599)
    • 10-minute podium presentation within main conference room
    • 1 poster display in the Exhibition Hall
    • Marketing - company logo displayed on website and event guide
    • Exposure in BPI Magazine

    Terms and conditions:

    To be eligible the product or service to be presented must be:

    • On the market for no less than 2 years or expected to be on the market no later than Q4 2012
    • Appropriate for, applicable to, and compliant with clinical-grade manufacturing requirements (technologies only available for research use will not be considered)

    Plus...

    • The company must have no more than 15 employees
    • The company has been running for no more than 5 years, and
    • The company generates annual revenue of no more than $5m

    For further information please contact: daniel.barry@informa.com or lbuckler@celltherapygroup.com

    Recommendation and review posted by Fredricko

    Natalie Irish

    Posted: July 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Natalie Irish is a Houston based multi-media artist who, among other things, uses her lips to “paint” portraits. She applies lipstick and kisses the canvas, slowly creating the portrait.

    Marylin Monroe by Natalie Irish

    You can see her work, including sculptures and bags, on her site, natalieirish.com.

    [via BuzzFeed and Jezebel]

     

    Recommendation and review posted by G. Smith

    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

    Posted: July 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Alexander McQueen spine corset Savage Beauty at the Met

    “Spine” Corset
    Untitled, spring/summer 1998
    Aluminum and black leather
    Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

    This is just one of the many gorgeous pieces by Alexander McQueen featured in the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, titled Savage Beauty.  Curated by Andrew Bolton, the exhibit takes you through the periods of McQueen’s work and his inspirations in spaces decorated to accompany the fashion.

    “I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.”
    —Alexander McQueen Harper’s Bazaar, April 2007

     

    May 4–August 7, 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

    View more details about the show and gallery at the Met’s website.

    [spotted by Angela]

     

    Recommendation and review posted by G. Smith

    Free Stickers With Every Purchase at the Street Anatomy Store

    Posted: July 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Stickers by street artist Rx free with every Street Anatomy store purchase

    Stickers by street artist Rx free with every Street Anatomy store purchase

    Portland based street artist, Rx, has teamed up with Street Anatomy to give away a free anatomy sticker pack with any purchase at the Street Anatomy gallery store. Keep them for yourself or better yet, tag them around your town and spread the anatomical love.

     

    Recommendation and review posted by G. Smith

    Souviens Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir

    Posted: July 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Souvien Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir Benjamin Le Du Pool

    Souvien Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir Benjamin Le Du Pool

    Souvien Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir Benjamin Le Du Pool

    Souvien Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir Benjamin Le Du Pool

    The common monobloc plastic chair gets reinterpreted memento mori style in this piece titled Souviens Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir (Remember that you are going to die) by Benjamin Le Du of Pool.

     

    [spotted by Angela]

     

    Recommendation and review posted by G. Smith

    Revisiting the Explosive Hand

    Posted: July 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Hand trauma by Surfacant via Flickr

    Hand trauma, by Surfactant via Flickr.

    Re-posting this classic x-ray from the archives of Street Anatomy for this 4th of July.

    “Young male was holding a homemade explosive device. The fuse of the device was lit, and the patient was unable to throw it away before it detonated.”

    Powerful image.

     

    Recommendation and review posted by G. Smith


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