This meeting will bring together experts from industry, government, non-profits and academia to discuss foundational research, technology development and product commercialization.

Seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Advanced Biomanufacturing Symposium 

Hosted by the Center for Advanced Biomanufacturing at the University of Virginia, this meeting will bring together experts from industry, government, non-profits and academia. We will discuss foundational research, technology development and product commercialization toward creating an advanced biomanufacturing industry for the United States. Invited speakers and panelists will discuss ongoing research in biofabrication and cell manufacturing, government funding and regulatory considerations for biomanufactured tissues and organs, and clinical implementation of regenerative medicine products. 
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Standard: $60 ($25 for virtual attendance) | Students and Trainees: $25 (Virtual or in-person). Registration includes breakfast, breaks and lunch each day and happy hour on Thursday. Event contact: Kitter Bishop, kitter@virginia.edu.
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Lodging

Draftsman Hotel, 1106 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia. The last day to book the Group Rate of $201/night is Friday, May 31, 2024. Guests of the Draftsman Hotel (and other walkable hotels) can valet their car at the hotel, keep it parked there for the duration of the meeting, and walk to the South Entrance of the Pinn Hall Conference Center. Book the group rate at the Draftsman.

Other walking distance hotels include Hampton Inn-University; The Graduate; Courtyard by Marriott-University Medical Center; Dinsmore Inn; Oakhurst Inn; and Little Mod Hotel.

Parking

Day guests may park in the E3 Lot adjacent to Scott Stadium. Here are walking directions from the E3 lot to the Pinn Hall Conference Center's South Entrance, MAP.

Location

The entrance to the Pinn Hall Conference Center is off Lane Road at the Pinn Hall South Entrance (408 Lane Road).  There is a more prominent entrance to the older part of Pinn Hall off Jefferson Park Avenue. If you happen to enter off JPA, head right and take the elevators to the second floor.  

 

AGENDA | July 11, 2024


8:00 - 8:30 AM 

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | Opening Remarks

George Christ, University of Virginia
Chris Highley, University of Virginia

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Session 1: What is the Bioeconomy?

Marsha Rolle, Northeastern University
Michael Orrico, ARMI | BioFab USA

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM 

Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Session 2: Challenges with New Startups in Biomaterials

Hina Mehta, VIPC | Virginia Innovation Partnership Corp
Aprajita Garg, FDA
Peter Boyd, ReGelTec

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM 

Grab a Boxed Lunch

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM | Keynote Address

Justin Strader, Principal Manufacturing Science and Technology Engineering at Humacyte

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Session 3: Frontiers in Biomaterial Design

Yonghui Ding, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Christopher Rodell, Drexel University
Catherine Kuo, University of Maryland

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Session 4: Clinical Applications for Organ and Tissue Repair

D. Kacy Cullen, University of Pennsylvania
Scott Verbridge, National of Health (NIDCR)
Heather Branscome, ATCC

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Happy Hour

 

Agenda | July 12, 2024

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Catered Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Session 5: Biomanufacturing Instrumentation, The Cutting Edge

Vinay Abhyankar, Rochester Institute of Technology

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Session 6: Biomanufacturing for Cell Therapy

Cynthia Wilkins, Mayo Clinic
Jan Jensen, Trailhead Biosystems Inc.
Lawrence Lum, University of Virginia

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Grab a Boxed Lunch

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM | Keynote Address

Steve Badylak, University of Pittsburgh

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Session 7: Snapshots from the Biomanufacturing Workforce

Lauren Costella, Luna Labs
Jamie Bagwell, LifeNet Health

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM

Concluding Remarks

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Cellink

VIPC | Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation

Humabiologics

ATCC

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia

The Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research

Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute

Register

In-person registration is $60 for professionals and $25 for trainees. The cost covers all symposium meals and breaks and the Thursday evening happy hour.