Dayong Gao Young Investigator Award Sponsor

Gold SIM Cellular Science LLC

Gold SIM Cellular Science LLC, founded in 1995, is a global cell technology company, focusing on intelligent cell science solutions and the development&production of automated equipment, reagent, consumables for cryogenic cell medicine, cell therapy and stem cell. Gold SIM is a global leader in total solutions of cell therapy research and automated intelligent cell factories. It has R&D facilities, factories and branches in Miami, the United States, Dusseldorf, Germany, Beijing and Tianjin, China. Gold SIM has the world’s most advanced R&D and production base of automated cell separation and preparation, automated cell culture and expansion, automated cell storage, automated cell factory equipments, reagents and consumables. Gold SIM now has become one of the world’s three larges vapor-phase liquid nitrogen tank manufacturer. The factory covers an area of 10,000 square meters and employs 108 people. It has great market share in the fields of cell therapy, stem cell, biobank, and sperm bank! Leading technology and stable performance are the core competitiveness of Gold SIM!

Platinum Sponsors

The EC & ML Foundation innovates and funds projects in cryobiology and cryomedicine.

Gold Sponsors

BioLife Solutions, Inc.

BioLife Solutions is a leading supplier of cell and gene therapy bioproduction tools. Our proprietary CryoStor® freeze media and HypoThermosol® shipping and storage media are highly valued in the regenerative medicine, biobanking and drug discovery markets. These biopreservation media products are serum-free and protein-free, fully defined, and are formulated to reduce preservation-induced cell damage and death. Our ThawSTAR® family of automated cell thawing products and evo® cold chain management system can mitigate economic risk for cell and gene therapy developers by reducing the potential of administering a non-viable dose.

Silver Sponsors

Brooks Life Sciences

As a global leader in innovative sample management solutions, Brooks Life Sciences is all about the sample. Cryogenic storage is critical to maintain chain of identity and condition for cell-based materials used in wide range of research applications. What’s more – the explosion of research that requires precise cryogenic storage is putting pressure on personnel and cryogenic workflows. Enter Brooks Life Sciences. Automated solutions like the BioStore III makes cryogenic sample management easy; Systems are purpose-built to handle a wide array of vials, cryoboxes, and blood bag cassettes; Cryopod and Filling Station solve time and temperature gaps during intra-lab or intra-campus cryogenic transport; Call on us to exceed your cryogenic storage goals. We’ll help you plan a scalable cryogenic infrastructure that also strengthens your quality and documentation processes.

Bronze Sponsors


Planer’s range of freezers has been tried and tested for over 45 years. Whether you need to freeze one straw or 8000 vials, we can provide a programmable freezer to suit your requirements. Visit our booth to find out more about the brand new Cryo products we are launching.

21st Century Medicine

21st Century Medicine is a cryobiological discovery company dedicated to solving the most difficult problems in applied cryobiology, including the vitrification of cells, tissues, and whole mammalian organs. It has successfully preserved a variety of embryonic and stem cells, oocytes, human pancreatic islets, liver, kidney, and brain slices, human tissueengineered skin, human and porcine cartilage, human corneas, and even an entire rabbit kidney. The company sells its two patented ice blockers, Supercool-X1000 and Supercool-Z1000, a variety of vitrification solutions and vitrification solution concentrates, and high subTG isothermal storage systems.


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Our unique combination of extensive collections, databases, scientific expertise and global partnerships gives us a leading role in facilitating access to fundamental plant and fungal information. The core purpose of our science stems from a simple but often overlooked truth: all our lives depend on plants and fungi.