On July 27, the Institute of Cell Therapy took part in a meeting of the well-known international organization Cord Blood Association, dedicated to the temperature regime of collection, transportation, processing and cryopreservation of umbilical cord blood. The meeting was held under the working title “Transient warming events”.
Because of the anti-epidemic measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held online on the zoom platform. The meeting was moderated by Phillip Johnson, director of operations and scientific director at Queensland Cord Blood Bank, Australia and Patrick Trépanier, stem cell researcher at Héma-Québec Cord Blood Bank, Canada.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of leading umbilical cord blood banks from the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Poland, South Africa and Singapore. On behalf of the Institute of Cell Therapy, the meeting was attended by Dr. Christina Nasadyuk, Ph.D., head of the international cooperation department of the Association of Cryobanks.
Recently, the Institute of Cell Therapy has also been the only representative of the Ukrainian biobanking industry at the CBA meeting called “Management of Older Cord Blood Units”.
The Institute of Cell Therapy is a full member of the Cord Blood Association and takes an active part in the activities of the organization.