Effective methods of preservation is critical infrastructure that enables cell therapy and regenerative medicine products to become standards. Development of effective protocols for preservation involves five basic steps and these steps can be designed based on scientific principals. The talk will describe those scientific principals. Recent studies in our lab have developed an approach to preservation of cells used therapeutically based on the strategies used by trees to survive Minnesota winters. This approach has been applied to a variety of cell types: meschymal stromal cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and T-cells. These studies will be described and viewers will be connected to other resources that can help them improve their preservation practices.
Unverstand the key elements of a preservation protocol
Universtand the scientific basis for designing the steps in a preservation protocol
Understand new and naturally inspired approaches to preserving cells used therapeutically.