News | January 24, 2018

Eppendorf Hosts Second Stem Cell Community Day In Duesseldorf

Eppendorf Hosts Second Stem Cell Community Day In Duesseldorf

Hamburg/Juelich - The second international Stem Cell Community Day will take place on April 24, 2018 in Duesseldorf, Germany. The event brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss recent trends, achievements, and challenges in bioprocessing technologies for stem cell research. The conference is organized by leading life science company Eppendorf AG.

In three sessions, the participants will discuss ways for establishing robust stem cell culture protocols, process strategies for obtaining commercial cell quantities, and challenges related to product purity. Professor Joaquim M. S. Cabral from the University of Lisbon will chair the conference. Dr. Robert Zweigerdt from Hannover Medical School and Karen Coopman, PhD from Loughborough University will present their latest findings in keynote lectures.

“During the first Stem Cell Community Day in 2017 our speakers presented cutting-edge research and we greatly enjoyed the first-hand insights and lively discussions,” reviews Dr. Karl Rix, Head of Business Unit Bioprocess at Eppendorf. “The enormously positive feedback from the participants motivated us to go to the next round.”

All participants are invited to present their work during the poster session. A scientific committee will award three poster prizes. Abstract submission is open until March 19, 2018. To submit an abstract and to register please visit On the same website, interested persons find information on the program and the venue, as well as impressions of the first Stem Cell Community Day in 2017. The conference language is English.

Media representatives are cordially invited. For press accreditation please contact Ulrike Becken per phone +49 2461 980 475 or via email at

About Eppendorf AG:

Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid handling, sample handling, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microliter plates, and single-use bioreactor vessels complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.

Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has more than 3,000 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

Source: Eppendorf North America