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Enabling Breakthroughs in Long-term Organ Preservation


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Enabling Breakthroughs in Long-term Organ Preservation


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What, why and who ?


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What, why and who ?


 

The Organ Preservation Alliance is a non-profit,
incubated at SU Labs at NASA's Research Park in Silicon Valley.

By building on recent advances in cryopreservation, ice-blockers and vitrification, we aim to catalyze breakthroughs on the remaining obstacles towards the long-term storage of organs.

This will directly save and enrich the lives of millions. It will also increase the value of and accelerate the work towards making breakthroughs in the tissue engineering of organs.

 

In partnership with

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Summit


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Summit


A Large Step towards an “Apollo Program” in Organ Banking

Building on advances in for example cryopreservation, ice-blockers and vitrification, we aim to catalyze work on the long-term storage of organs. In order to save and enrich the lives of millions, we are organizing a first global summit on “The Grand Challenges in Organ Preservation,” to be held in Silicon Valley, February 26-28, 2015.

The first global Organ Banking Summit is bringing together world leading scientists in cryobiology and other fields, as well as other key stakeholders, to identify and tackle key medical challenges in an effort to revolutionize transplant medicine.

The Summit is also laying the groundwork for a high-stakes, high-visibility Grand Challenges Prize / XPRIZE.

  • The summit is 2.5 days with additional fundraising events, a gala dinner, a young investigator/student hackathon, and other pre and post summit festivities - all taking place in Silicon Valley.

  • 80 leading cryobiologists and scientific participants from around the world, plus leaders from government agencies, biotech, pharma and other industry, VC and angel investing as well as stakeholder and other philanthropic foundations

  • More than 20 top speakers, from institutions like Harvard, Mass General Hospital, Stanford, MIT, Berkley, University of Minnesota, 21st Century Medicine, Cell & Tissue Systems, who are on the cutting edge of cryobiology and other world leading specialists are already onboard


For more information check the summit web page obs2015.org . If your company is interested in joining the sponsors of this event or you are interested in providing a tax deductible (501c3) donation please contact us

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CONTACT US


NASA Research Park | Building 20, S. Akron Road
Moffett Field, CA 94035

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CONTACT US


NASA Research Park | Building 20, S. Akron Road
Moffett Field, CA 94035