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These Industry-Leading Companies & Experts Are Presenting at the Phacilitate World Stem Cell Summit

Top Experts from the BioHealth Capital Region will be in Miami for International Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Event

Phacilitate Leaders World (#PLW2020) & World Stem Cell Summit (#WSCS20) have combined into one conference in 2020! Taking place January 21 – 24, 2020 in Miami, the event has attracted more than 1,600 attendees from across the entire ecosystem of the advanced therapies industry and from all around the globe.

In combination, Phacilitate and the World Stem Cell Summit deliver a comprehensive mix of valuable content from innovation in research through to manufacturing and commercialization. Notable conference tracks include ManufacturingFuture TrendsDeliveryStem Cell Discovery and TranslationRegenerative Medicine in the Clinic, among several others.

This event will be the biggest and most influential global meeting for advanced therapies, which means you will see a ton of participation from the top companies and leaders in advanced therapies and regenerative medicines from the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR).

We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the top participants from Maryland and the BHCR that you should put on your agenda while you are there.

Who is Presenting?

The BHCR is home to many leading voices in the advanced therapies field who have been at the forefront of innovation for new medicines as well as new solutions and technologies that are helping to move the entire field forward. Here is a list of the many presenters from the BHCR and the topics they will be covering.

Boro Dropulic
Boro Dropulic
CSO & General Manager, Lentigen Technology, Inc. a Miltenyi Biotec company
Jennifer Elisseeff
Jennifer Elisseeff
Morton Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery and Ophthalmology, Whiting School of Engineering, John Hopkins School of Medicine
Dan Gincel
Dan Gincel
Vice President for University Partnerships / Executive Director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) / Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Patrick J. Hanley
Patrick J. Hanley
Director, Cellular Therapy Laboratory, Children’s National Health System
Amritha Jaishankar
Amritha Jaishankar
Associate Director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)/ Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Kimberly Noonan
Kimberly Noonan
Co-Founder / CSO / EVP, WindMIL Therapeutics
Vashi Patel, PhD.
Vashi Patel, PhD.
VP of Regulatory and Quality Systems, WindMIL Therapeutics, Inc
Jon Rowley
Jon Rowley
Founder & Chief Product Officer, RoosterBio Inc
William Rust, PhD.
Rust, PhD.
CEO & Co-Founder, Seraxis
Sanjin Zvonić
Sanjin Zvonić
VP, Product Development and Manufacturing, WindMIL Therapeutics

Those attending the event will also get access to all of the key solution providers driving R&D and commercial-scale manufacturing in the exhibit hall. It is also hailed as one of the most immersive and comprehensive expos among cell and gene therapy events. Here are some of the Sponsors and Exhibitors you can see and their booth locations listed (in parenthesis).


  • Catalent, Paragon Gene Therapy (S25) – Gold Sponsor
  • Miltenyi Biotec (S22) – Gold Sponsor
  • CRB (L4) – Bronze Sponsor
  • Millipore Sigma (S61) – Bronze Sponsor
  • RoosterBio – Bronze Sponsor
  • Saint Gobain (S47) – Bronze Sponsor


  • Lab Owl (TH4)
  • Lonza (S29)
  • Northwest Biotherapeutics (S52)
  • Stem Express (L1)
  • Vigene BioScieces (W9)

So if you are one of the many people from Maryland in the regenerative medicine or advanced therapies field that are flying south for a few days this winter to participate in this event, take the time to meet with the many leading voices that will be there from the BioHealth Capital Region.

While you’re there take a snapshot with one another and share it on social media with the #BHCR to show the world that you’re there together from the BioHealth Capital Region.

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Over the past 8 years, Chris has grown BioBuzz into a respected brand that is recognized for its community building, networking events and news stories about the local biotech industry. In addition, he runs a Recruiting and Marketing Agency that helps companies attract top talent through a blended model that combines employer branding and marketing services together with a high powered recruiting solution.

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