Advancing Manufacture of Cell and Gene Therapies VII

An ECI Continuing Series

February 7-11, 2021
Loews Coronado Bay Hotel
Coronado, California, USA

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About This Conference

Coming soon!

The previous ECI conference on this topic can be found HERE.

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:

Sean Palecek, University of Wisconsin
Damian Marshall, Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult
Fernanda Masri, Satorius Stedim Biotech

Steering Committee:

Dolores Baksh (GE Healthcare, USA)
Mike Betenbaugh (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Tom Brieva (Celgene, USA)
Barry Buckland, Chair (BiologicB,LLC, USA)
Manuel Carrondo (IBET – Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Portugal)
Peter Gray (AIBN – University of Queensland, Australia)
Chris Mason (University College London, United Kingdom)
Bill Miller (Northwestern University, USA)
Lars Nielsen (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Rod Rietze (Novartis Pharmaceuticals, USA)
Greg Russotti (Celgene Corporation, USA)
Ivan Wall (Aston University, United Kingdom)
Peter Zandstra (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Organizing Committee:

Paula Alves (IBET & ITQB), Portugal
Sven Ansorge (National Research Council), Canada
Ricardo Baptista (Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult), UK
Nina Bauer (FloDesign Sonics), USA
Lorraine Borland (Sartorius Stedim Biotech)
Amit Chandra (YPOSKESI), France
Elizabeth Cheeseman (Loughborough University), UK
Gisele Deblandre (Masthercell), Belgium
Clive Glover (GE Healthcare Life Sciences), Canada
Mike Kallos (University of Calgary), Canada
Masahiro Kino-Oka (Osaka University), Japan
Todd McDevitt (Gladstone Industries), USA
Jen Moody (Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine)
Jo Mountford (SNBTS Advanced Therapeutics), Scotland
David Schaffer (University of California Berkeley), USA
Stefano Vaila (Anemocyte), Belgium

Levels of Sponsorship

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Conference Venue

The conference will take place at Loews Coronado Bay Hotel.  Image result for loews coronado bay resortSet on Coronado Bay directly across the street from Silver Strand State Beach, the hotel is just over two miles to San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The hotel is set on a 15-acre peninsula with beach access via a pedestrian underpass.  The multi-building, three-floor resort offers 439 rooms and suite that are light and airy.  Image result for loews coronado bay resortRoom views include bay, marina, pool or gardens.  There is free Wi-Fi and the rooms have Keurig coffeemakers and ample outlets.  The hotel has tennis courts, bicycle rentals, a fitness center, spa and three swimming pools.  Both self and valet parking are available for an additional fee.

San Diego attractions such as the San Diego ZooBalboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter are each approximately a 25 minute trip from the hotel.

Address:  4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, California  92118.  Tel:  619-600-5966


Please plan to fly into San Diego International Airport (SAN) as it is the closest to the conference venue. The Loews Coronado Bay is located approximately 20 minutes from San Diego International Airport.  The Loews Coronado Bay Resort does NOT offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.

Shuttle Transportation: Super Shuttle offers a variety of rides from shared shuttles to private limos with baggage claim meeting.  ECI will offer a discounted rate for shuttle transportation.  Please use the following reservation link:

It can be used with advance reservations on SuperShuttle/ExecuCar APP or at

Car Rental at the airport.

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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