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Webinar Recordings

Here are links to view some of our recent webinars.

 

Topic: Novel Ways of Evaluating the Embryo Culture Process
Presenter: Dr. Catello Scarica, Co-founder of New Fertility Group, Lab Director at European Hospital Clinic (Rome, IT)
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Perugini, Founder & CEO of Presagen
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr. Catello Scarica discusses the science behind how the time of introduction to a low lactate culture system is the key to success. Then Dr. Michelle Perugini demonstrates how Life Whisperer can benefit your clinical workflow.

 

Topic: Improved Cell Productivities for Fed-batch and Perfusion Processes with BalanCD CHO Media Platform
Speaker: Luis Rodriguez, PhD, R&D Production Manager – Bioproduction, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Bioproduction

Whether it is fed-batch or perfusion processes for the commercial manufacture of biomolecule therapeutics, identifying an appropriate medium for your cell culture process is key for successful scale-up and manufacture. R&D Production Manager – Bioproduction, Luis Rodriguez, presents on how efficient production of monoclonal antibodies in CHO cells requires optimized cell culture solutions upstream.

 

Topic: Making the Right Decision the First Time
Presenter: Marlin Frechette, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer (CQO), FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

In this webinar recording, Marlin Frechette discusses:

  • The critical factors in choosing the right raw materials for cell culture media development
  • The quality attribute considerations for testing and quality controls of raw materials for cryopreservation media
  • How to get the proper regulatory support from your supplier to ensure the safety and efficacy of the media
  • Why a close partnership with your supplier can accelerate the development process all the way to therapy

 

Topic: Using AI to Gain a Clearer Picture of Embryo Quality
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Hall, PhD Co-Founder, Director & Chief Scientist, MIT Tech Review Innovator | InDaily 40u40 Alumni
Presenter: Dr. Colin Lee, FRCOG (United Kingdom), MBBS (Australia), M.Med (Singapore), Medical Director Founder of Alpha IVF Group
Posted in: Assisted ReproductiveTechnology

Dr. Jonathan Hall's presentation focuses on the development of the AI-based platform, Life Whisperer, it's performance, and the combined use of Life Whisperer Viability and Genetics. Dr. Colin Lee's presentation focuses on the customer experience of using Life Whisperer, the implementation of it in the clinic, and how the use of Life Whisperer helps in the decision making process of embryo selection and streamlines the clinic's workflow.

 

Topic: Global Perspectives on Bringing AI to Life in your IVF Workflow
Chair: Dr. Matthew ‘Tex’ VerMilyea, Vice President of Scientific Advancement at Ovation Fertility
Panelist: Dr. Michelle Perugini, CEO at Presagen
Panelist: Dr. Marcos Meseguer, Scientific Supervisor, IVI Valencia
Panelist: Dr. Vipin Chandra, Chief of Clinical and Lab Operations at Indira IVF, India
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

This is a recording of the FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific ESHRE 2023 Company Session. In it, we discuss how AI can be used for embryo selection.

 

Topic: Using Chemically Defined Media for Cell Culture
Presenter: Shahram Shahabi, MD, PhD, R&D Manager, Cell and Gene Therapy, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

In this webinar recording, Dr. Shahram Shahabi discusses how to avoid inconsistencies associated with standard cell culture media including: animal serum, ill-defined factors, batch-to-batch variability in composition, and the risk of contamination. 

This webinar will provide the insight to help you:

  • Uncover the potential and benefits of chemically defined (CD), serum-free cell culture media
  • Discuss the scientific concerns about cell culturing with serum
  • Discover how to make the switch from serum-based media to chemically defined media

 

Topic: A Review – When to Transfer and What to Transfer?
Presenter: Charles Bormann, PhD, HCLD, Laboratory Director, Massachusetts General Hospital
Presenter: Antonio Alcaide Raya, MSc, European Technical Application Scientist, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, we review the benefits of both Day 3 and Day 5 embryo transfers, including the importance of acknowledging why both have a place in IVF. We also discuss the different embryo AI-based assessment tools currently available for Day 5 embryos, and why non-time-lapse technologies and non-video based applications like Life Whisperer Viability could help improve in the selection of more viable embryos to achieve higher clinical pregnancy rates.

 

Topic: This Changes Everything: A Fundamental Shift in Embryo Culture
Presenter: Lindsey VerMilyea, MSc, Clinical and Research Coordinator, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Presenter: Elizabeth White, R&D Scientist, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, we provide insights into CSCM-NX and Heavy Oil for Embryo Culture. The discussion includes topics such as what we thought we knew about lactate concentrations in embryo culture media, the exciting new discoveries made through clinical studies and data analysis, and what we have seen in emerging peer reviewed literature regarding embryonic gene expression and biomarkers. We also discuss how to choose the right oil for your lab, and the role oil can play in creating the optimal embryo culture environment.

 

Topic: Three Key Factors in Cell Cryopreservation that Impact the Manufacturability of Cell & Gene Therapies
Presenter: Robert Newman, PhD, CSO, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

In this webinar recording, presented by Cell & Gene Therapy Insights, Robert Newman, PhD, CSO, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, discusses:

  • What are the key factors in cell cryopreservation, and why?
  • The principles of cell cryopreservation as learned from immune cells and stem cells
  • The importance of slow freezing of cryopreservation reagents, and related protocols for cell and gene therapy applications   
  • The critical role that source materials play in quality of the final product

 

Session: A Clearer Picture of Innovation for the IVF Laboratory
Chair: Joseph Conaghan, PhD, HCLD/ELD (ABB), San Francisco, California, USA

Topic: Revisiting low-lactate culture media 5 years later – how to make it work for your lab
Speaker: Matthew ‘Tex’ VerMilyea, PhD, HCLD/CC (ABB) on behalf of Lindsey VerMilyea, MSc (Austin, Texas, USA)

Topic: A Clearer Picture of Embryo Viability with AI-based Technology
Speaker: Michelle Perugini, PhD (San Francisco, California, California, USA)
Speaker: Nuria Soler, PhD (Alicante, Spain)
Speaker: Matthew ‘Tex’ VerMilyea, PhD, HCLD/CC (ABB) (Austin, Texas, USA)

Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

 

Workshop: Are you ready for the new MDR in your lab?
Presenter: Marlin Frechette, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

IVF regulations worldwide are continuously changing. In this workshop from ESHRE 2022, Marlin Frechette reviews recent changes in the European Standards and what our organization is doing as a company to meet the Medical Device Regulations (MDR) requirements to continue providing products to customers without interruption.

 

Topic: Simplfying Process Solution Preparation
Speaker: Tom Fletcher, R&D Director, Process Sciences, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Bioproduction / Cell & Gene Therapy

In this presentation made at BPI West 2022, Tom Fletcher, R&D Director, Process Development, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific discusses the many benefits of the new Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) service. MSAT can help to develop user-friendly cell culture media for late-stage development, and the manufacturing of biologic drug substances and cell and gene therapies, identify opportunities for practical improvement of existing solution preparation processes, and simplify media preparation methods and improving solubility of powdered media.

 

Topic: Solutions for Preparing Solutions
Speaker: Tom Fletcher, R&D Director, Process Sciences, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Bioproduction / Cell & Gene Therapy

In this presentation, given at BPI EU 2021, Tom Fletcher, R&D Director, Process Sciences, introduces the new Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) service, which was created in response to the needs of biopharmaceutical manufacturers for better cell culture media preparation methods. Whether the needs are to reduce cost, save time, or improve reliability, the MSAT service helps identify opportunities for practical improvement of existing solution preparation processes. Case studies are provided as examples of various approaches.

 

Topic: Life Whisperer Viability Webinar Series
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Perugini, Founder & CEO of Presagen
Presenter: Matthew VerMilyea, PhD, HCLD/CC (ABB); Vice President of Scientific Advancement – Ovation Fertility; Scientific Director – Texas Fertility Centers; Laboratory and Operations Director – Ovation Fertility Austin & San Antonio
Presenter: Adelle Lim, MSc
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

Watch this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of how an AI-based tool can significantly improve embryo assessment. Life Whisperer Viability, an objective, non invasive web application that uses AI-based analysis to assess embryo viability can significantly improve your confidence in the embryo selection process.

 

Session: Resolving Challenges in Cell Culture Media Preparation
Presenter: Michael De La Cruz, Senior Scientist, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Bioproduction / Cell & Gene Therapy

Watch this webinar to learn how MSAT can improve your media preparation strategies, reduce hands-on time, and lower drug substance manufacturing costs.

 

Topic: Innovative Approaches for Selecting and Optimizing Versatile Chemically Defined Media
Presenter: Robert Newman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

At the 2021 Multi-Functional Cell Therapies (MFCT) Summit, Robert Newman, PhD, CSO, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, presented innovative approaches that his R&D team uses to select and optimize versatile, chemically defined media, as well as how these efforts drive the successful development and production of combination biotherapies.

 

Session: Leading the Way in IVF through Innovative Solutions
Chair: Robert Newman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Presenter: Nadir Ciray, PhD, R&D Director – ART, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Presenter: Matthew (Tex) VerMilyea, PhD, HCLD/CC (ABB), Vice President of Scientific Advancement, Ovation Fertility
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

 

Topic: Developing and Understanding Perfusion Processes
Presented by: Véronique Chotteau, Principal Investigator of the Cell Technology Group, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Presented by: Tom Fletcher, Director – Process Development, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Bioproduction

This session, which was part of the BPI Fall Digital Week Webinar Series, features recent results from insightful studies conducted at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, along with an update on efforts to develop superior chemically-defined cell culture media from FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific.

 

Topic: Basic Conditions for the Transport of Vitrified Specimens
Speaker: Dr. Dunja Baston-Büst, Assistant Head of IVF Laboratory, University Fertility Center Düsseldorf (UniKid)
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

The transportation of cryopreserved specimens, especially those that are slow-frozen, is a routine activity for most IVF laboratories. In this webinar, led by Dr. Dunja Baston-Büst, we focus on the transportation of vitrified specimens that are particularly sensitive to their surroundings—and discuss the specific conditions and steps that should be taken to help ensure their intact transport and storage. 

 

Topic: Behind the Scenes of Media Development
Presenter: Holden Harris, Associate Director of Quality Systems, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Holden Harris shares a behind the scenes look into our assisted reproductive technology (ART) media development process, providing insight into work done during product design and testing during design control. Get a closer look into how we ensure that our media meets rigorous quality, safety, and performance criteria before going to market.

 

Topic: Raw Materials of Biological Origin: Navigating Regulatory Requirements for Cell Therapies
Presenter: Dominic Clarke, Global Head of Cell Therapy, HemaCare
Presenter: Marlin Frechette, Chief Quality & Compliance Officer, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

This webinar explores the specific regulatory requirements of different regions (including analysis of the amount of time the regulatory approval process takes in each case), and the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of cell therapy raw and starting materials.

 

Topic: Chemically Defined Media for T Cell-based Therapies. Regulatory and Technical Considerations
Presented by: Goncalo Regalo, PhD, Technical Application Scientist for Cell and Gene Therapy, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific Portugal
Presented by: Supriya Pokkali, PhD, Senior Scientist II, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

This webinar presents some technical considerations in the transition from serum containing to serum-free T cell workflows.

 

Topic: Virtual Roundtable - Trending Topics Within the IVF Laboratory
Moderated by: Nadir Ciray, PhD, R&D Director – ART, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Panelist: Jason Swain, PhD, HCLD, Corporate Laboratory Director, CCRM IVF Laboratory
Panelist: Joseph Conaghan, PhD, Laboratory Director, Pacific Fertility Center
Panelist: Tiencheng Arthur Chang, PhD, HCLD, ELD, Professor & Director, Clinical ART Labs, UT Health
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

 

Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Vitrification Media but Didn’t Know Who to Ask
Speaker: Joseph Conaghan, PhD, Laboratory Director, Pacific Fertility Center
Speaker:Nadir Ciray, PhD, R&D Director – ART, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Joseph Conaghan, PhD, and Nadir Ciray, PhD, discuss the basics of vitrification media components and review how vitrification media has evolved to suit the needs of the modern IVF laboratory.

 

Topic: 3 Tips to Simplify 3 Procedures in the IVF Lab
Speaker: Joseph Conaghan, PhD, Laboratory Director, Pacific Fertility Center
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Joseph Conaghan, PhD, shares some helpful tips on how to simplify procedures in micromanipulation, oocyte vitrification and embryo culture in order to maximize successful outcomes in the IVF laboratory.

 

Topic: Closed System Vitrification, What have we learned so far?
Speaker: Yannis Panagiotidis, Head of IVF Laboratory, IAKENTRO
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Yannis Panagiotidis, discusses closed system vitrification.

 

Session: Next Generation Embryo Culture and Vitrification Systems
Chair: Yannis Panagiotidis, PhD, Head of IVF Lab, Lakentro IVF Unit, Thessaloniki, Greece
Presenter: Yosu Franco Iriarte, PhD, Laboratory Director, Hospital Ruber International, Madrid, Spain
Presenter: Ahmad Morsi Abu Maizar, M.Sc., Senior Clinical Embryologist, California Fertility Partners, Los Angeles, California USA
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

 

Topic: Vitrification Media Composition - The Important Roles of the Components
Speaker: Manal Elshahidy, Technical Application Scientist
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Techical Application Scientist, Manal Elshahidy, discusses the important role of the components in vitrification media.

 

Topic: Cell culture media suppliers: regulatory considerations for advanced therapies
Speaker: Marlin Frechette, Corporate Compliance & Quality Officer (CQO), FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Posted in: Cell & Gene Therapy

Learn more about how FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific helps manufacturers through the raw materials qualification process and regional regulatory approvals, so that they can better address the challenges and opportunities on the road to bringing cell therapies to market.

 

Topic: Sperm Cryopreservation
Speaker: Lisa Wagner, Technical Application Scientist
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Techical Application Scientist, Lisa Wagner, discusses sperm cryopreservation media.

 

Topic: Laboratory Controlled Factors Impacting IVF Culture Media Performance
Speaker: Jason Swain, PhD, HCLD, Corporate Laboratory Director, CCRM IVF Laboratory Network
Panelist: Thomas “Rusty” Pool, PhD, HCLD, Scientific Director, Fertility Center of San Antonio
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

This webinar highlights key procedures within the lab that have the potential to negatively impact the ability of culture media to support development.

 

Topic: MEGA - Technical Aspects of How & Why It Works
Speaker: Lisa Wagner, Technical Application Scientist
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Techical Application Scientist, Lisa Wagner, discusses the MEGA assay.

 

Topic: Sperm Cryopreservation Update: Cryodamage, Markers, and Factors Affecting Sperm Freezing
Speaker: Sajal Gupta, MD, MS, TS (ABB)
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

This webinar delves deep into how cryopreservation can impact sperm motility and survival rates, as it discusses cryodamage, markers, and factors affecting sperm freezing.

 

Topic: Critical Parameters of IVF
Speaker: Manal Elshahidy, Technical Application Scientist
Posted in: Assisted Reproductive Technology

In this webinar, Techical Application Scientist, Manal Elshahidy, discusses the critial parameters of IVF.

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