2017 Inaugural BMES ABioM Conference

Biomanufacturing: Past Successes and Future Challenges

August 18-19, 2017 

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin

All conference events will be held in the Town Center Forum and South Atrium, except for ABioM Planning Committee Business Meetings that will be held in room 1170.

Current Advances in Biomanufacturing Session

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7:00pm-9:00pm ABioM Planning Committee Business Meeting

Friday, August 18, 2017

7:30am-5:00pm Registration
8:00am-5:00pm Exhibition Tables
8:00am-8:30am Networking/Light Breakfast Fare
8:30am-8:40am Opening Remarks
Status of Advanced Biomanufacturing Session
8:40am-9:15am The Digital Twin: Toward Bioreactor Modeling Using Deep Analytics
Paul Goodwin, PhD, Science Director, Life Sciences –
Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare
9:15am-9:50am Biomanufacturing for Skeletal Muscle Repair, Regeneration and Replacement
George Christ, PhD, Mary Muilenbrrg Stamp Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery & Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing, University of Virginia
9:50am-10:25am Manufacturing a clinically compatible human embryonic stem cell-derivedmidbrain dopamine progenitor and neuron cell product, MSK-DA01
Mark J. Tomishima, PhD, Head, SKI Stem Cell Research Facility, Sloan Kettering Institute
10:25am-10:50am Coffee Break and Networking
Emerging Concepts Session
10:50am-11:25am Biofabrication and Biomanufacturing: Where Biology Meets Engineering
Deepak Vashishth, PhD, Professor & Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
11:25am-11:40am Chemically Defined Labile Substrates for Controlled Self-assembly of Stem Cell Aggregates
Angela Xie, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Graduate Student Travel Award Winner)
11:40am-11:55am Imaging Approaches for Quality Control of Adoptive Immune Cell Therapies
Tiffany Heaster, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Emerging Concepts Award Winner)
11:55am-12:10pm A Novel Microfluidic Device for the Production of Engineered Cardiac Tissue Spheroids
Ferdous Finklea, Auburn University (Emerging Concepts Award Winner)
12:10pm-12:25pm Engineering 3-D Organoid Morphology using PVOH-Ca Sacrificial Templates
Carlos Marti-Figueroa, University of Wisconsin–Madison (Emerging Concepts Award Winner)
12:25pm-1:25pm Networking and Lunch
Future of Advanced Biomanufacturing Session I
1:25pm-2:00pm Key considerations in Large Scale, Low-Cost Manufacturing of High Quality Therapeutic Cells: A perspective from the National Cell Manufacturing Consortium
Krishnendu Roy, PhD, Professor and Robert A. Milton Chair & Director of Marcus Center for Cell-Therapy Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M), Georgia Institute of Technology
2:00pm-3:00pm Future of Advanced Biomanufacturing ‘Unconference’: Topics include Cell Manufacturing, Organ/Organoid Engineering, Sustainable Advanced Biomanufacturing, Regulatory Issues in Biomanufacturing.

Moderator: Glenn Gaudette, PhD, Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

3:00pm-3:30pm Unconference report out
3:30pm-3:45pm Networking and Coffee Break
Industry & Academia Collaborations Panel Discussion
3:45pm-4:45pm “How do we create collaborations with value for industry & academia?”

  • Moderator: Roland Kaunas, PhD
    Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Panelist: Tom Foti, Vice President & General Manager, Aldevron
  • Panelist: Mark Powers, PhD, Senior Director, R&D of Cell Biology and Stem Cell Sciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Panelist: Gang Bao, PhD, Foyt Family Professor, Rice University
  • Panelist: Cheng Dong, PhD, Distinguished Professor & Department of Biomedical Engineering Head, Penn State University
Poster Presentations Session
4:45pm-5:00pm Posters Spotlights: 

Jared Carlson-Stevermer, Alireza Aghayee, Gaurav Kaushik, Xiaoming Fan

5:00pm-6:00pm Poster Session (Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages)
6:00pm-7:00pm Networking and Dinner
Future of Advanced Biomanufacturing Session II
7:00pm-9:00pm Desserts and Coffee
7:00pm-7:35pm Wisconsin’s Future Biomanufacturing Center of Excellence
Lisa Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, BioForward
William Murphy, PhD, Harvey D. Spangler Professor & Co-Director of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison
7:35pm-8:10pm The Birth of BioFabUSA: Manufacturing the Future of Biofabrication
Richard McFarland, MD, PhD, Chief Regulatory Officer, The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute

Saturday, August 19, 2017

7:00am-8:00am ABioM Planning Committee Business Meeting
7:30am-12:00pm Exhibition Tables
7:30am-8:00am Networking and Light Breakfast
Current Advances in Biomanufacturing Session
8:00am-8:35am StrataGraft® Biomanufacturing From Discovery to Phase III Clinical Trial
B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, PhD, Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Chief Scientific Officer, Stratatech & Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison
8:35am-9:10am A Path to Successful Commercial Manufacturing
David Smith, PhD, Vice President for Global Business Development, Lonza
9:10am-9:45am 3D Bioprinting for in vitro Tissue Models
Wei Sun, PhD, Alberta Soffa Chair & Professor,Drexel University
9:45am-10:00am Networking and Coffee Break
Future Advances in Biomanufacturing Session
10:00am-10:35am Biofabrication of Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine Products
Mike Yaszemski, MD, PhD, Professor
Mayo Clinics
10:35am-10:50am Biomimetic 3D Microenvironments In Regenerative Medicine: Mechanical Engineering Meets Biochemistry At The Molecular Level
John H. Brekke, DDS, Chief Scientific Officer of BRTI Life Sciences- CellMate 3D
10:50am-11:05am Synthetic and degradable hydrogel microcarrier coatings for stem cell expansion
Andrew Dias, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Junior Investigator Award Winner)
11:05am-11:20am Organogenesis in microcapsules: A scalable platform for organoid culture and manufacturing
Minglin Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cornell University (Junior Investigator Award Winner)
11:20am-11:45am Leveraging biomaterial mechanics to design mesenchymal stem cell therapies
Jae-Won Shin, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago (Junior Investigator Award Winner)
11:45am-12:00pm Biomanufacturing Human Ventricular Progenitors for in vivo organ-on-organ cardiac tissue engineering 
Xiaojun Lian, PhD, Assistant Professor, Penn State University (Junior Investigator Award Winner)
12:00pm-1:00pm Workforce Training in Advanced Biomanufacturing Session (Box Lunch)

  • Moderator: Kaiming Ye, PhD, Professor & Chair
    Binghamton University
  • Panelist: Tom Tubon, PhD, Project Director/PI, NSF ATE Stem Cell Education Initiative. Madison Area Technical College
  • Panelist: William Murphy, PhD, Harvey D. Spangler Professor & Co-Director of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Panelist: Susan L. Woodard, PhD, National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, Susan L. Woodard, PhD, Texas A&M
  • Panelist: Kamal A. Rashid, Ph.D.
    Director, Biomanufacturing Education & Training Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Panelist: William J. King, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, Zimmer Biomet
1:00pm-1:10pm Conclusion Remarks