Positive results after the 9th Symposium for Industrial Cell Technology
From 6 to 7 September, the Fraunhofer EMB and the industry association BIO Deutschland hosted the 9th Symposium on Industrial Cell Technology in Lübeck. On both congress days, experts provided insights into current trends in bioanalytics, prevention and cell-based diagnostics. The lectures were accompanied by a trade exhibition where scientists and companies exchanged views and discussed the latest developments in biomedical research.
The symposium was opened with the welcome by host Prof. Charli Kruse and subsequent greetings by State Secretary Dr. Oliver Grundei, Mayor Jan Lindenau and the Chief Executive of the IHK Lübeck Lars Schöning. Cultural highlight of the evening event was the lecture of science cabaret artist and science blogger Dr. Martin Moder from Vienna, who offered an amusing insight into the life of researchers under the title "The best of all possible cell cultures".
In the lectures, researchers and developers from Germany, Norway and Switzerland presented the current state of research in the field of industrial cell technology. The topics ranged from bio-chips for analytics and toxicity tests, through fish health diagnostic tools in aquaculture, to new device developments such as the cell transport box or the cell factory of the future. In particular, the impulse lecture of Dr. Michael Krohn from BRAIN AG showed exciting perspectives for cell-based model systems. To develop innovative, new ingredients in cosmetics and foods, in the future cell models will predict the bioactivity of new substances.
The 10th anniversary of the event will take place from 5 to 6 September in the Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck. The motto will then be "Cell Technology - Today, Tomorrow, the day after tomorrow".