News 2015

Cryobiotech 2015 - New Delhi

In the photo Ravi Dharmarajan of Indus Instruments is discussing Pro-Curo Software with a senior scientist from from the National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources  at the international conference on “Low Temperature Science and Biotechnological Advances”  in New Delhi, India. Two posters relevant to cryopreservation by researchers using our Kryo machines were presented.  Firstly a case study on "Cryopreservation of Spermatophores in Shrimp" by Drs Selvakumar and Munuswamy; and also  "Cryopreservation of Sperm in Cobia" by Drs Dhanasekar and Munuswamy.

The conference saw the meeting of many well known scientists and researchers from various public and private sectors in the field of agriculture, veterinary, aquaculture, fishery, and medicine to discuss recent advances and their practical applications via low temperature science - including cryopreservation. The show took place on April 27-30, 2015 and was jointly sponsored by the  Indian Council of Agricultural Research in collaboration with the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, The Society for Low Temperature Biology, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew both from the UK.

Indus, our long standing Indian distributor, exhibited various products and scientists involved in germplasm preservation, bio-banking, stem cell banking, microbial culture collection showed keen interest in inventory sample management software and the DataCentre – wireless monitoring and alarm system.

More information:

Indus Instruments : http://www.indusinst.net/

Dept of Zoology, University of Madras http://www.unom.ac.in/index.php?route=department/department/faculty&deptid=74

Sample tracking software http://planer.com/products/pro-curo.html
Monitoring system http://planer.com/products/alarms-a-monitoring/stand-alone-monitoring/datacentre.html

Come and see us at ABA

The Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA) is a professional body set up to provide support for laboratory scientists in the United Kingdom who undertake clinical andrology in their daily work.

The 10th AGM and 2015 Association conference will be held at Leeds Marriott Hotel on Thursday the 21st May 2015. The conference promises to be a thought-provoking event, with an interesting range of speakers and posters on display.

Read more: Come and see us at ABA

Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory

Member of our Scientific Panel Dr David Mortimer co-authored this definitive book on quality in the IVF lab - just published in its second edition, March 2015.

The book, formally titled "Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory" brings together those two topics specifically for human ART labs, focussing on prevention rather than cure. It is a fully updated expansion to the previous edition and will, no doubt, become the next essential guide for clinicians and IVF laboratory staff.

Read more: Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory

Come and see us at ESHRE 2015

For the latest innovations in cryopreservation and monitoring, come and see us at stand number G06.

The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting will this year be in Lisbon, Portugal from the 14th to 17th June.

Come and see Planer at stand G06 to learn about the latest innovations in cryopreservation, environmental monitoring and high value cell culture.

There will also be the option for a free environmental monitoring system of your own!  We look forward to seeing you there! 



For more information about the ESHRE 2015 conference, please visit http://www.eshre2015.eu/

Conserving algal-bacterial consortium using cryopreservation

Chris Ridley, seen here in his lab at Prof Alison Smith’s group in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge UK, has been working to try and conserve algal-bacterial consortium using cryopreservation techniques.

Microalgae are found in most aquatic and many terrestrial ecosystems; their diversity of lifestyles has resulted in an extremely large group of organisms with differing metabolic and functional characteristics.  

As a result they possess considerable biotechnological potential, particularly in the bioenergy, cosmeceutical and nutraceutical markets.

Read more: Conserving algal-bacterial consortium using cryopreservation

Preservation and Cellular Therapies: Course in Minneapolis

Currently 1.2 million patients are receiving treatment from regenerative medicine products produced by 171 companies - so preservation issues are critical and especially in cell therapy clinical trials.  

Our colleague Ian Pope is one of the lecturers on a short course organised by Prof Alison Hubel at Minneapolis on the fundamentals of preservation, protocol development, design of a storage facility, regulatory issues associated with preservation of cell therapies and more.

Cells must be carefully preserved for storage and as they are shipped between the site of manufacture and the site of use, technique and technical issues are extra important.

Read more: Preservation and Cellular Therapies: Course in Minneapolis

Far and wide

Jamie Bennet - of our IVF incubator distributor Origio- sent us this photo from Ile de Réunion, a French island about as far from London as you can get.

It is in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres south-west of Mauritius.  It is however a part of France and as such part of the European Community and uses the €. 

The Centre d'AMP de St-Pierre de la Reunion is an up to date hospital and the fertility clinic 'Service de Biologie de la Reproduction' have just installed our BT 37 incubators. 

Read more: Far and wide

TRAVEL AWARDS for Cryobiology conference - New Delhi

Bart PanisThe Society for Low Temperature Biology announced a travel award for attendance of the International Conference on Low Temperature Science and Biotechnological Advances, 27 - 30 April 2015, New Delhi, India.

Their Audrey Smith Travel Fund provides contributions to attend conferences and meetings where work will be presented in an area appropriate to the Society.

A limited number of travel awards of £250.00 / €320.00 are available.

Read more: TRAVEL AWARDS for Cryobiology conference - New Delhi

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