Cell/tissue cryopreservation and cold storage are central challenges e.g. in biobanking. Freezing and cryoprocessing are becoming increasingly important as an essential production step in life sciences.
Immense progress is being made in cold application in life sciences at all, correlating with new solutions for producing, cooling/freezing, storing and the handling of biological materials and bio-products along the cold storage and production chain up to the end-user.
The 2nd IIR Workshop on Cold Applications in Life Sciences provides an interdisciplinary scientific platform for discussion and exchange of experiences between R&D-institutes and industry.
Cell/Tissue Cryopreservation and Storage Challenges
¤ Advanced devices for cryopreservation and freeze-drying
¤ Cryobanking of biologicals
¤ 3D-scaffolds / tissue engineering for medical and diagnostic applications
¤ Strategies with alternative cryoprotectants for tissues cryopreservation
¤ Industrial solutions in biomaterial processing
Freezing and Storage of Active Agents for in-vitro and in-vivo Applications
¤ Damage processes on active agents caused by cold application
¤ Process limitations and impact factors on product stability
¤ Process validation – Analytics, monitoring and Simulation of process and product loss
¤ Vitrification of cellular products without cryoprotectants
¤ Industrial freezing solutions: Large scale and multi-product plant
28 February 2016 Abstract submission deadline
15 March 2016 Abstract acceptance notification
15 May 2016 Full paper submission deadline
30 June 2016 Full paper reviews
30 June 2016 Early bird registration for accommodation opens
31 July 2016 Final papers