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Horizon in Human Cells: Exhibitors prospectus

  1. 1. Horizons in Human Cells Incorporating the 6th Annual Quasi-VivoR Users meeting An international conference exploring the interface of science, engineering, medicine and society in human cellular discovery and therapy Edinburgh, Scotland 26-28th May 2014 Exhibitors Prospectus
  2. 2. Dear Colleagues and Friends We have pleasure in inviting you to attend and exhibit at an international and interdisciplinary meeting exploring Horizons in Human Cells: At the interface of science, engineering, medicine & society meeting, in Edinburgh, Scotland, 26-28rd May, 2014. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh and held at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, this event will incorporate established and new focus groups, and feature practical skills and exhibitor workshops including:      European developments in human induced pluripotent stem cell banking for discovery and therapy. The 6th annual meeting of the Quasi-Vivo® Users group. Practical skills training in human induced pluripotent stem cell culture hosted by Roslin Cells Ltd. Exhibitor led demonstrations and workshops showcasing new technologies and their application to induced pluripotent stem cell culture. Medical, legal, and ethical dimensions to personalised medicine This Conference aims to create an interdisciplinary forum against which professional and trainees working in the development, delivery, usage and regulation of human cells for discovery and therapy can exchange knowledge and promote the field. It follows 5 prior annual events across Europe hosted by leading academic researchers in related sub-specialities, broadly attended by delegates working in development and use of in vitro methods for a variety of applications in toxicity, safety, regenerative medicine and medical research. Over these past five years a successful event format and lively community of participants has been created in the fields of medicine, engineering, physics and social and economic sciences; technologists in the fields of drug discovery, toxicology and disease modelling; equipment manufacturers and cell culture technology developers as well as regulatory, legal and design professionals. Exhibitors at the 2014 meeting can expect access to this community of academics and will benefit from our careful selection of complementary and synergistic product and service offers. You will not be surrounded by competitors but will see lots of companies that you can work with to capture market share in the growing markets for 3D and flow cell culture. We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh and encourage you to participate as an exhibitor through one of our sponsorship packages or by contacting us to arrange a bespoke package for your company Dr J Malcolm Wilkinson Managing Director Kirkstall Ltd Aspen Way, Centurion Business Park Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 1FB Email: jmw@kirkstall.org Tel: 44 (0) 1709 361241 Web: www.kirkstall.org Dr Marilyn Robertson Conference Secretariat Realise Solutions Ltd Edinburgh Email: marilyn@realisesolutions.co.uk Tel: 44 (0) 7786540257
  3. 3. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND EXHIBITOR PACKAGES GOLD SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE - £5,000 Sponsor will be profiled at conference dinner Sponsor will be profiled at conference lunches Sponsor will have table top display and exhibition space A rolling banner will announce sponsor at end of each session Company material included in conference pack Full page advert in the programme Three attendee registrations SILVER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE - £2,500 Sponsor will be profiled at conference lunches Sponsor will have table top display Company material included in conference pack Half page advert in the programme Two attendee registrations BRONZE SPONSOR/EXHIBITION PACKAGE - £1,250 Table top display Company material included in conference pack Half page advert in the programme One attendee registration Platinum and bespoke sponsorship packages are available on request to: Dr Marilyn Robertson marilyn@realisesolutions.co.uk 44 (0) 7786540257 Please use the following form to secure your exhibition space at this event
  4. 4. SPONSORSHIP/EXHIBITOR BOOKING FORM Level of Sponsorship Package □ Gold - £5,000 □ Silver - £2,500 □ Bronze - £1,250 (please tick appropriate box) Company Name: Company Address: Contact Name: Contact email: Contact telephone: Invoice Address: VAT Number: Booking Statement: The undersigned hereby reserves the Sponsor Package as indicated on this form, at the rate published in the Sponsorship Package prospectus (as attached) or as separately agreed, in writing, with Kirkstall Ltd. Signature of Applicant and position in Company: Date:
  5. 5. EARLY SPONSORS ROSLIN CELLS LTD Roslin Cells is a world leader in the isolation of new clinical grade pluripotent stem cells for use in research and therapy. Roslin Cells is committed to the development of new cell therapies. It seeks to do this by producing the highest quality pluripotent and multipotent stem cells and, in collaboration with others, developing the capacity to produce clinical grade cells of selected lineages in very large quantities. KIRKSTALL LTD Kirkstall is a company developing tools for in-vitro cell culture with the goal of providing metabolic competency and more physiologically relevant systems so that eventually the need for testing of drugs and chemicals on animals will be significantly reduced. PARKER Parker are a global manufacturer of control systems for fluid and motion control. They operate in many sectors in Industry and have a turnover in excess of $10 billion (2011). Their Life Sciences business is growing rapidly: in 2010 their total sales in Life Sciences were $300 million, 25% in Europe of which about $25 million was in the Laboratory and Diagnostic sector. SPHERITECH Ltd SpheriTech specialises polymer and particle design supporting a range of industries including peptide synthesis, oligonucleotide synthesis, biocatalysis, cell culture, tissue regeneration, wound dressings and all aspects of chromatography. The company also offers custom synthesis of small molecules, peptides and oligonucleotides backed up with contract purification of any molecule, small or large.
  6. 6. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS 1. ACCEPTABILITY OF EXHIBITS: All exhibits shall be operated in a way that will not detract from other exhibits or from the exhibition and meeting. Kirkstall Ltd determines the acceptability of persons, things, conduct and/or printed matter and reserves the right to require the immediate withdrawal of any exhibit or part thereof deemed unacceptable by Kirkstall Ltd In the event of such restriction or eviction, Kirkstall Ltd is not liable for any refund of exhibit fees, or any other exhibit-related expense. 2. APPLICATION FOR SPACE: Exhibit space is limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Kirkstall Ltd will attempt to honour requests for particular positions but reserves the right to change the final position of each exhibit. Application for space shall be made in writing on the official application form, available by email from: marilyn@realisesolutions.co.uk and at www.horizonsinhumancells.org 3. CONTRACT: By signing this contract you have committed your organisation to exhibiting at Horizons in Human Cells 2014 organised by Kirkstall Ltd. 4. PAYMENT: Pricing is as set out in this prospectus. Full payment is required with the signed contract. 5. CANCELLATION: Kirkstall Ltd. must be notified in writing in the event of cancellation or space reduction. If cancellation of an exhibit booth occurs prior to March 31st, 2014, the exhibitor will be refunded 50% of the payment received. After March 31st 2014 but before April 30th 2014, the exhibitor will be refunded 25% of the payment received. After April 30th 2014 no refunds will be made. 6. LIABILITY AND INSURANCE: The exhibitor assumes all responsibility for any and all loss, theft or damage to exhibitor's displays, equipment and other property while on the conference premises, and hereby waives any claim or demand it may have against Kirkstall Ltd or its affiliates arising from such loss, theft or damage. In addition, the exhibitor agrees to defend (if requested), indemnify and hold harmless Kirkstall Ltd and other related or affiliated companies from and against any liabilities, obligations, claims, damages, suits, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, lawyer's fees and costs, arising from or in connection with the exhibitor's occupancy and use of the exhibition premises or any part thereof or any negligent act, error or omission of the exhibitor or its employees, subcontractors or agents. By signing the contract the exhibitor confirms it has insurance to cover its liabilities regarding this clause 6. 7. EXHIBIT SPACE: Consists of a 3m x 2m floor space (Gold & Silver) or a table (Bronze). Booths must be erected within the designated area and be less than 3m high. Each space rental includes; general cleaning of aisles and exhibit hall floor (but excludes individual booths), electricity, tables and chairs as required. 8. CANCELLATION OF MEETING AND EXHIBITION: If Kirkstall Ltd should be prevented from holding the Exhibition in whole or in part for any reason or if it cannot permit the exhibitor to occupy the space due to causes beyond its control, then Kirkstall Ltd has the right to cancel the Exhibition with no further liability to the exhibitor other than a refund of space rental (or refund of space rental prorata in the event of partial cancellation). 9. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF SPACE: No exhibitor shall sublet, assign, or share any part of the space allocated without the written consent of Kirkstall Ltd. Solicitations or demonstrations by exhibitors must be confined within the bounds of their assigned space. Aisle space shall not be used for exhibit purposes, display signs, solicitation or distribution of promotional material. Exhibits, signs and displays are also prohibited in any of the public areas or elsewhere on the premises of the meeting facilities or hallways of the convention centre, without the agreement of Kirkstall Ltd. Operation of sound devices is allowed if the exhibitor complies with Exhibit Management discretion on volume.
  7. 7. Any firm or organisation not assigned exhibit space will be prohibited from soliciting business at the Exhibition. 10. CONSTRUCTION OF EXHIBITS: Exhibits shall be constructed and arranged so that they do not obstruct the general view of any other exhibit. 11. CARE OF EXHIBITS: Nothing shall be posted on, nailed, screwed or otherwise attached to columns, walls, floors or other parts of the building or furniture. Distribution of promotional gummed stickers or labels is strictly prohibited. Any property destroyed or damaged by an exhibitor must be replaced or restored to its original condition by the exhibitor or at the exhibitor's expense. 12. FIRE REGULATIONS: All fabrics and other materials used for decorative purposes must be nonflammable and meet local fire regulations. Use of any foreign substance, liquid or gas is subject to approval by the fire officer. 13. SECURITY: It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to protect display material from loss or damage. Please be certain that all small display and personal items are secure before leaving the display - even temporarily. 14. COMPLIANCE: The exhibitor agrees to abide by and comply with the rules and regulations including any amendments that Kirkstall Ltd may make from time to time. Exhibitor further assumes all responsibility for compliance with all pertinent laws, regulations and codes concerning fire, safety and health as well as the rules and regulations of the operators of and/or owners of the property where the Exhibition is held.
  8. 8. Preliminary Programme Monday May 26th: Royal College of Surgeons, Symposium Hall 17.00 Registration Opens 18.00 Welcome and Opening Session: Chair Paul De Sousa (University of Edinburgh) Confirmed Speakers: Professor Marc Turner Dr David Earp 19.30 Posters and Welcome Reception Tuesday May 27th : Royal College of Surgeons, Symposium Hall 09.30- 12.00 Horizons in Human Cellular Therapies: Chair Evelyn Telfer (University of Edinburgh) 12.00-13.00 Lunch, posters and networking 13.00- 15.30 Innovations in Cell and Tissue Engineering: Chair Jamie Davies (University of Edinburgh) 16.00-18.00 New platforms for screening: Chair Heiko Zimmerman (Fraunhofer Institute) 20.00 Conference Dinner Wednesday May 28th: Royal College of Surgeons, Symposium Hall 09.30-12.00 New platforms for discovery: Chair Malcolm Wilkinson (Kirkstall Ltd) 12.00-13.00 Lunch, posters and networking 13.00-14.30 Panel discussion: Commercialisation of human cell products, therapies and platforms; Traversing the translational valley of death 15.00-16.30 Panel discussion: Human cells and genomic information in stratified and personalised medicine: technology push or clinical pull? 16.30-17.00 Meeting reflections and farewell: Chair Paul De Sousa Thursday 29th-Friday 30th Satellite workshops (venue TBC)  6th Quasi-Vivo® Users group meeting  European human induced pluripotent stem cell banking for discovery  Human pluripotent stem cell culture: practical workshops
  9. 9. For more information and registration visit: www.horizonsinhumancells.org Conference and Scientific Chair: Dr Paul A. De Sousa Reader, University of Edinburgh CSO, Roslin Cells E-mail: paul.desousa@ed.ac.uk paul.desousa@roslincells.com Sponsor & Exhibitor Chair: Dr J Malcolm Wilkinson Managing Director Kirkstall Ltd Email: jmw@kirkstall.org Conference Secretariat: Dr Marilyn Robertson Director Realise Solutions Ltd. E-mail: Marilyn@realisesolutions.co.uk Hosted by: