San Antonio’s BioBridge Global co-sponsoring World Stem Cell Summit

December 4, 2015

For the second year in a row, BioBridge Global will be serving as an organizing sponsor of the World Stem Cell Summit. The 2015 summit is next week in Atlanta.

Executives from BBG will be participating in multiple sessions at the event, which is coordinated by the Genetic Policy Institute and runs Dec. 10-12. BioBridge Global was an organizing sponsor of the 2014 summit, which was in San Antonio.

BBG subsidiary QualTex Laboratories operates a major facility in the Atlanta metro area.

Linda Myers, chief executive officer of BBG and a co-chair of the summit, will speak at the summit’s welcome session on Dec. 10, along with representatives of other organizing sponsors: The Institute for Integrated Cell Material Science of Kyoto University, the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine Research Center, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is the other organizing sponsor.

Sean Thompson, interim chief operating officer of GenCure (a subsidiary of BioBridge Global) and the BBG vice president of business development, will moderate a panel, “How Advanced Blood & Tissue Banks are Engendering Growth in Regenerative Medicine,” on Dec. 10.

In addition, BioBridge Global will sponsor a panel titled “Building Connections in Stem Cell Research” that will include Scott Jones, Ph.D., vice president of scientific affairs for QualTex Laboratories (a subsidiary of BioBridge Global); Becky Cap, a consultant in business development with BBG; and Linda Myers. The event is Dec. 12.

The panel will feature new means of accessing biological materials and resources for stem cell research, the result of novel institutional collaboration models.  Discussion will include donor access, quality control of starting materials and characterization of finished product.

The World Stem Cell Summit brings together stakeholders in stem cell and regenerative medicine research from 45 countries. Attendance is projected at more than 1,200, and 200 speakers are scheduled for 65 hours of presentations and events.

The summit also includes luncheons, roundtables, an exhibit hall and the Stem Cell Action Awards Dinner, where the 2015 Stem Cell Action Award recipients will be recognized.