Symposium on Translation of Regenerative Bioscience and Engineering

Monday, June 10 2013
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Campus Center Odeum Worcester, Massachuset

Discussing the role of academic research in addressing challenges in the
development and commercialization of regenerative technologies
Sponsored by the Bioengineering Institute at WPI

Program & Registration Info

8:00 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:50 am
Introduction by Eric W. Overstrom, PhD, WPI Provost and Senior Vice President
Keynote Address
8:50 – 9:40 am
David Kaplan, PhD, Stern Family Professor of Engineering, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering,
Director, Bioengineering and Biotechnology Center, Tufts University
Morning Session: Tissue Constructs in Drug Screening
Topics include 3D tissue constructs, fluid flow in dynamic culture systems, and novel imaging modalities
Moderator - Ray Page, PhD, Assistant Professor, WPI Department of Biomedical Engineering

9:40 – 10:20 am
Myomics – Bob Valentini, MD, PhD, Co-Founder, Director
10:20 – 11:00 am
Hepregen – Jack McGeehan, Vice President, Operations
11:00 – 11:40 am
Addressing Challenges in Tissue Constructs for Drug Screening

Christopher Lambert, PhD, Associate Director, Research ad interim, WPI Bioengineering Institute
Marsha Rolle, PhD, Assistant Professor, WPI Department of Biomedical Engineering
Arne Gericke, PhD, Department Head and Professor, WPI Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
11:40 am – 12:00 pm
Topic Wrap-Up & Next Steps
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Poster Session
Session Opening: David Cyganski, PhD, WPI Dean of Engineering, ad interim

Afternoon Session: Commercializing Organ Regeneration and Cell Therapies
Topics include culture conditions for maintaining and triggering growth and differentiation, scaffolds, and tissue models
Moderator - Kris Billiar, PhD, Associate Professor, WPI Department of Biomedical Engineering

1:00 – 1:40 pm
Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology – Joseph F. Consiglio, PhD, Director of Business Development
1:40 – 2:20 pm
Xcellerex / GE – Parrish Galliher, Founder & Chief Technology Officer
2:20 – 3:00 pm
Addressing Challenges in Commercializing Organ Regeneration and Cell Therapies

Tanja Dominko, PhD, Associate Professor, WPI Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Glenn Gaudette, PhD, Associate Professor, WPI Department of Biomedical Engineering
George Pins, PhD, Associate Professor, WPI Department of Biomedical Engineering

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Topic Wrap-Up and Next Steps
3:15 -3:30 pm
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Panel Discussion
4:15 – 6:00 pm
Reception and Poster Session

Register today to reserve your space to participate in interactive sessions, 
network during lunch and a cocktail reception, and view an academic poster session.


Fee: $50 early bird rate (general), $35 early bird rate (nonprofit/government)

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