Lead Partner

Stable cultivation of iPSC requires complicated operations and high cultivation costs in addition to the high technical skills of the workers. Ajinomoto has developed high performance iPSC culture medium, “StemFit” and recombinant proteins. For further clinical application, Ajinomoto, together with Sinfonia Technology, the developer of the CellQualia Intelligent Cell Processing system, will contribute to advance the therapy by optimizing cell culture and achieving stable production.


PBS Biotech

Expertise Partner

PBS Biotech, Inc. offers unique single-use bioreactors and contract process development services for the global cell therapy market. Our family of Vertical-Wheel® bioreactors provides optimal and scalable hydrodynamic conditions for human cells such as induced pluripotent stem cells grown as aggregates or mesenchymal stem cells grown on the surface of microcarriers. Our Bioprocess R&D team possesses unparalleled knowledge regarding cell culture process development for a variety of cell types and applications. PBS Biotech is committed to providing scalable solutions for all stages of cell therapy ] manufacturing, from R&D to clinical studies and ultimately commercial production.



Expertise Partner

At Lonza, we enable a healthier world by supporting our healthcare customers on the path to commercialization. Our community of around 17,500 skilled employees work across a global network of more than 30 sites to deliver for our customers across the pharma, biotech and nutrition markets.


Sinfonia Technology Co.

Program Partner

Sinfonia Technology Co. Ltd. is an over 100-year-old global company engaged in business sectors from cutting-edge technologies (aerospace, semiconductors, regenerative medicine and smart agriculture) to those directly supporting people’s everyday lives (automobiles, railways and infrastructure). CellQualia™ is our brand for regenerative medicine products and Intelligent Cell Processing System is the first product. It is an automated instrument with process analytical technologies and will revolutionize cell manufacturing by an efficient use of data with the concept of Quality-by-Design.

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Expertise Partner 

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Exhibition Partner

With a firm belief that every person and community should have access to the best possible care, Getinge provides hospitals and life science institutions with products and solutions that aim to improve clinical results and optimize workflows. The offering includes products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing, life science, and Applikon bioreactor systems. Getinge employs over 10,000 people worldwide and the products are sold in more than 135 countries.



Innovation Partner

Bionano is a global life sciences company on a mission to transform the way the world sees the genome. We provide genome analysis solutions that can help reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine across basic, translational, and clinical research. Our solutions include optical genome mapping (OGM) for genome-wide analysis of structural variants with the Saphyr® system; platform agnostic software for visualization, interpretation, and reporting of genomic data with NxClinical™; and clinical diagnostic testing and genome analysis services through Bionano Laboratories.

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Comprehensive Cell Solutions

Innovation Partner

Arising from New York Blood Center Enterprise’s mission to advance the life sciences, Comprehensive Cell Solutions (CCS) is a full-service development and manufacturing organization offering cell sourcing, process development, cryopreservation, cGMP, and fill/finish​ for cell, gene, and regenerative therapies. Decades of whole blood and apheresis collections have laid the foundation for excellence in cell procurement, enrichment, and expansion of key cell types, including stem cells derived from our public cord blood bank, the largest in the world. Headquartered in Manhattan, NY, CCS serves clients from academia, transplant centers, biotech and pharma offering unmatched scientific and manufacturing expertise.