The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is an international multi-stakeholder advocacy organization that promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives necessary to facilitate access to life-giving advances in regenerative medicine worldwide. ARM also works to increase public understanding of the field and its potential to transform human healthcare, providing business development and investor outreach services to support the growth of its member companies and research organizations. Prior to the formation of ARM in 2009, there was no advocacy organization operating in Washington, D.C. to specifically represent the interests of the companies, research institutions, investors and patient groups that comprise the entire regenerative medicine community. Today, ARM has more than 250 members and is the leading global advocacy organization in this field. www.alliancerm.org
Piper Jaffray is a leading full-service investment bank and asset management firm serving clients in the U.S. and internationally. Our proven advisory teams combine deep product and sector expertise with ready access to global capital.
Founded in 1895, the firm is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices across the United States and in London, Hong Kong and Zurich. We offer a full suite of products to serve our clients’ business lifecycle needs, geographic reach in an increasingly global market, and deep expertise in our core sectors. www.piperjaffray.com
Cowen and Company, the broker-dealer business of Cowen Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:COWN), provides industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research services, a robust sales and trading platform to companies and institutional investor clients and a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Sectors of focus for the business include health care, technology, telecommunications, information and technology services, industrials, consumer, energy and transportation. Founded in 1918, Cowen Group is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. www.cowen.com
Cognate Bioservices is a fully-integrated contract bioservices organization providing the highest level of scientific and management expertise. Cognate provides full development and cGMP manufacturing services to companies and institutions engaged in the development of cell-based products. The combination of highly experienced staff, cGMP facilities and an international track record makes Cognate one of the most experienced contract manufacturers of cell-based products in the world today. www.cognatebioservices.com
Cryoport is the premier provider of cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through its purpose-built proprietary packaging, information technology and specialized cold chain logistics expertise. We provide leading edge logistics solutions for biologic materials such as immunotherapies, stem cells, CAR T cells and reproductive cells for clients worldwide including points-of-care, CROs, central laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, contract manufacturers and university researchers. Our packaging is built around our proprietary Cryoport Express® liquid nitrogen dry vapor shippers, which are validated to maintain a constant -150°C temperature for a 10 day dynamic shipment duration. Our information technology centers around our Cryoportal™ Logistics Management Platform, which facilitates management of the entire shipment process. Cryoport is the preferred cryogenic logistics solutions partner to the world’s largest shipping companies controlling more than 85% of the world’s air shipments. www.cryoport.com
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services is a global, privately held, full-service contract research organization (CRO), delivering a complete spectrum of clinical trial and consulting services throughout the lifecycle of development, from concept to commercialization. CTI’s focused therapeutic approach provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device firms with clinical and disease area expertise in rare diseases, regenerative medicine/gene therapy, immunology, transplantation, nephrology, hematology/oncology, neurology, infectious diseases, hepatology, cardiopulmonary and pediatric populations. CTI also offers a fully integrated multi-specialty clinical research site that conducts Phase I-IV trials. CTI has a passion for helping life-changing therapies succeed in chronically and critically ill patient populations. With clinical trial experience across six continents, CTI partners with research sites, patients and sponsors to fulfill unmet medical needs. CTI is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, with operations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. www.ctifacts.com
Kawasaki is committed to providing customers unique business solutions with our innovative technologies to meet diverse societal needs worldwide. Our newly developed Automated Cell Processing System: AUTO CULTURE® is intended for use in clinical research, practice and commercialization to support advances in regenerative medicine and cell therapy featuring the following capabilities: Safe, stable and scalable automated production of cells; Contamination control; High versatility and expandability; Reliable traceability. With our system you can reduce the initial investment in your cell processing facility (CPF) as well as the running cost. Search “Kawasaki AUTO CULTURE®” for more information.
Lonza is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts, which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell and viral therapeutic manufacturing. www.lonza.com
Medpace is a global full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) providing comprehensive development services for drug, biologic and device programs with a specialized focus on advanced therapies including cell and gene therapies. Medpace has strong experience supporting development programs for regenerative medicine products across a number of therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, neuroscience, musculoskeletal and diabetes. With extensive medical expertise, a renowned regulatory affairs department, across six continents, Medpace conducts studies and navigates regulatory requirements worldwide. From feasibility, research site compatibility, safety and logistics, Medpace brings efficiencies and operational excellence to regenerative medicine development programs. In addition, Medpace offers integrated imaging and lab capabilities through its family of companies to provide cohesive, streamlined and standardized trial management. Learn more about Medpace’s focus on cellular, tissue and gene therapy medicines at www.medpace.com.
Founded in 2014, ORIG3N exists at the intersection of biological science and emerging technology. Through our DNA tests and community events, we help people understand the links between their genes and how their minds and bodies work. Our research team uses cutting-edge cellular science to develop personalized therapies for repairing tissue damage and disease. Together with our community, we’re on a mission to accelerate the future of regenerative medicine. www.orig3n.com
PCT, a Caladrius company, is a center of excellence for the optimization, development and manufacture of cell therapies. With proven expertise and more than 15 years of cell therapy-focused experience, PCT supports the advancement of its clients’ technologies and clinical development programs by mitigating the risks of product development and providing efficient, cost-effective, custom manufacturing solutions, effectively accelerating time to market. PCT’s diverse client base includes leading biotech, pharmaceutical and academic research institutions. It is the only cGMP-compliant cell therapy manufacturing provider with facilities on both the East and the West coasts of the U.S., as well as the only one to see a client’s cell therapy product receive approval from FDA for commercial sale. www.pctcaladrius.com
Antenna is a leading communications agency working in life sciences, helping entrepreneurial companies achieve breakthrough velocity. Our unrivaled domain expertise means we hit the ground running on day one, and our genuine passion for the industry yields better results across the board. From landing on the front page of The Wall Street Journal to strategically targeting the medical or investor communities, Antenna’s clients earn unparalleled opportunities to tell their stories to global audiences. www.antennagroup.com
Edison is one of the largest investment intelligence and access firms globally, staffed by over 120 professionals. Equity research is a key area of expertise, and our team of 80+ analysts produce research on over 700 companies. We also specialise in running non-deal roadshows throughout Europe and North America, arranging over 2,000 investor meetings last year, as well as a range of other services including perception surveys, EdisonTV and Commercial Due Diligence. Our client base consists of approximately 100 leading institutional investors and 500 corporate clients. We have a globally recognised research brand supported by offices in North America, Continental Europe and Asia Pacific, and a particular strength in healthcare with one of the largest and most respected team of healthcare analysts worldwide. www.edisongroup.com