Upcoming Webinar Series - Spring 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 11:00 AM ET

Reprogramming and iPSC Culture Considerations for Translational Research

Speaker: Lia Thornberry Kent, Biological Industries USA

In order for iPSCs to realize their full clinical potential, reprogramming strategies and subsequent iPSC culture conditions must comply with clinical guidelines. This webinar will discuss some of the key crossroads and challenges that researchers face when choosing a method for iPSC generation, as well as provide perspective to find a balance between safety, efficacy, definition, and clinical compatibility in both reprogramming technologies and iPSC culture systems. This webinar is being planned and hosted through RegMedNet.com.


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:00 AM ET

Optimizing MSC Culture for Translational Research:
Advancing clinical applications with MSC NutriStem® Medium

Speaker: Lia Thornberry Kent, Biological Industries USA

Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) are the most commonly used adult stem cells in regenerative medicine today. Traditional methods of culturing MSCs relied on the addition of fetal bovine serum (FBS), despite the known disadvantages of sera in general. Because FBS is of animal origin, has never been fully characterized, and contains over 1,000 different and highly variable components, serum-based MSC media are not ideal for use in regenerative medicine.

Advances in serum-free and chemically defined MSC culture systems now provide researchers more culture options that can diminish regulatory barriers and help drive this promising research toward the clinic.

In this webinar, we will discuss BI’s fully defined, serum-free and xeno-free NutriStem® MSC Medium and review how choosing the right MSC medium can:

  • Minimize variability and improve experimental reproducibility
  • Show healthier, faster MSC growth kinetics
  • Improve MSC culture purity
  • Save you time and money in the lab
  • Accelerate FDA approval time for clinical applications


Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 11:00 AM ET

Mycoplasma 101: A Practical Guide to Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Mycoplasma Contamination

The Mycoplasma 101 webinar will arm cell culture scientists with the important understanding of the dangers of mycoplasma contamination in the lab, as well as provide and helpful tips to prevent it from happening. Attendees will learn how to detect mycoplasma within experimental cell cultures, prevent its introduction and spreading within the lab, and how to properly handle and treat cases of mycoplasma contamination.

This webinar will focus on the wide-spread prevalence and implications of contaminated cell cultures, common causes and mistakes leading to mycoplasma contamination, the importance of screening cells in culture, and simple methods for maintaining a mycoplasma-free lab.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 1:00 PM ET

How to choose the right hPSC medium -
Points to consider to find the best fit.

Speaker: Dan Haus, PhD, Biological Industries USA


Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:00 AM ET

hPSC Passaging, Freezing, and Thawing -
Tips and Techniques using NutriStem® hPSC Medium

Speaker: Lia Thornberry Kent, Biological Industries USA


Archived Webinars

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (hPSC) – An Overview of Morphology and Culture Methods

Publish Date: November 17, 2016
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Mycoplasma 101: A Practical Guide to Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Mycoplasma Contamination

Publish Date: October 25, 2016
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