Jellagen Pty Ltd is as UK Company based in Cardiff, whose strategic mission is to exploit sustainable marine species and natural resources, to develop technical and scientific high value products, meeting state of the art specifications.
The first products developed by Jellagen are based on Next Generation Collagen extracted from Jellyfish. The first range of products developed through this new technology, are cell culture reagents used to grow stem cells in 2D and 3D by the Biotech and Pharma Industry R&D teams. The second range of products will be medical devices and biomaterials in the areas of wound and regenerative medicine, also engineered around jellyfish collagen.
Jellagen’s collagen products offers the potential of in vitro to in vivo applications as well as batch to batch consistency offering advantages to research and medical applications. Jellagen products enable the researcher to optimise their study through providing an effective starting material for culturing cells which decrease downtime and allow for more effective representation of human model.
Jellagen received ISO13485 certification in March 2018 for the manufacture of jellyfish collagen.



BioIVT, formerly BioreclamationIVT, is a leading provider of control and disease state samples (human/animal tissues, cells, blood, biofluids). Our PHASEZERO team provides value-added services that evaluate the efficacy and safety of therapeutics. Combining technical expertise, exceptional customer service, and unparalleled access to biospecimens, BioIVT partners with scientists in ELEVATING SCIENCE.






Cellular Dynamics International

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, produces human cells for basic, translational and pharmaceutical discovery, and regenerative medicine applications. Our iPSC-derived iCell and MyCell products give you immediate access to healthy and diseased cellular models, such as Neurons, Cardiomyocytes and Hepatocytes, to meet small and large scale needs.


Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.

An integrated solutions provider serving the healthcare continuum, Lonza offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms for the pharma and consumer health and nutrition industries. In addition to drinking water sanitizers, nutraceuticals, antidandruff agents and other personal care ingredients, the company provides agricultural products, advanced coatings and composites and microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and nearly 14,000 full-time employees worldwide.








ATCC is a trusted and innovative global partner for high-quality authentic biomaterials, standards, and services. They are one of the world’s largest and most diverse resource centers providing human and animal cell lines, as well as molecular genomic tools, bacteria, viruses, protists, fungi, and biological reagents.

LGC's partnership with ATCC facilitates the distribution of this extensive collection to Life Science researchers throughout Europe and Africa. Our objective is to ensure that the important resources of ATCC are more easily accessible, through:

  • Local stock holding of more than 5,000 ATCC cultures and bioproducts
  • Provision of local technical support
  • Communication in same time zone and in native language
  • Expediting handling of paperwork related to import permits and special forms
  • No additional charges for order processing, duties and taxes

Talk Title: Advanced Cell Culture Models for Drug Discovery and Toxicology 


Parker has been operating for 47 years in the UK, providing quality services and products to its British OEM customers and to other companies through its strong, professional distribution network and Technology Centres.

To meet its customers’ needs in motion and control, Parker provides the broadest range of products available from any single supplier. This is supported by expertise in nine major technologies: hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration, process control, fluid and gas handling, sealing and shielding, climate control and aerospace. 






tebu-bio supplies the largest possible range of innovative & convenient products and Laboratory services. Our local specialists based throughout Europe offer personal advice and expert help. Our own European-based laboratory performs customised, flexible services offering controlled costs & turn-around times with strict confidentiality and quality policies.



INTEGRA is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling and media preparation. We are committed to creating innovative solutions which fulfill the needs of our customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the medical and life sciences.










MatTek is at the forefront of tissue engineering and is a world leader in the production of innovative 3D reconstructed human tissue models. Our skin and ocular tissue models are used in regulatory toxicology (OECD Test Guidelines) and address toxicology and efficacy concerns throughout the cosmetics, chemical, pharmaceutical and household product industries.Our latest innovation, the 3D reconstructed small intestine model EpiIntestinal, is used by leading pharmaceutical companies to evaluate toxicity, metabolism, drug absorption and compound efficacy.
Besides the production of the 3D tissue models, we also provide trainings focused on in vitro toxicity testing, free of charge consulting services and conduct R&D (proof-of-concept) studies. MatTek works with industry partners on the development and international validation of methods for in vitro assessment of chemicals, agrochemicals, medical devices, cosmetics and consumer products.
MatTek IVLSL is ISO 9001:2008 for all above mentioned activities. We support the science also via corporate membership at SETOX, EUSAAT, ESTIV and CellTox.
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Glentham Life Sciences

Glentham Life Sciences is a leading supplier of fine chemicals, raw materials, reagents and life science products. We use our scientific and industry experience to source the highest quality chemicals for research and production.

Glentham offers a wide range of services, including custom packaging, call-off orders and safety documentation. With warehousing and extensive packaging facilities in the UK, we are able to hold guaranteed stock levels and quickly deliver our products to customers worldwide.

Our global logistics partners ensure the best shipping rates for express delivery to over 220 countries worldwide. We deliver our products from stock to customers in Europe and North America within 24-48 hours, and worldwide within 48-72 hours.








Aber Instruments Ltd

Whatever your industry or application – for research, process development or manufacturing - you’ll benefit from ABER Instruments’ products and service. We set the benchmark for products controlling yeast fermentation, yeast management and biomass monitoring within suspension cell cultures and micro-carrier cultures.

ABER Instruments are still proudly based in Aberystwyth, West Wales. All our products are UK manufactured to the highest standards and, as an employee owned company since 2011, we are united in our commitment to the highest levels of innovation, quality and service.


At PromoCell we are proud to work together successfully with scientists worldwide for more than 20 years and providing them with high quality products and experienced technical customer support. With over 5,000 PromoCell and PromoKine products we have the tools to meet the needs of your research project!

Under our PromoCell brand we offer a broad range of human primary cells, stem cells and blood cells, as well as optimized cell culture media. Scientists worldwide use PromoCell products in basic and applied biomedical research to obtain better results from more accurate physiological models. The reliability of our cells provides the basis for being able to offer you the high quality standards you need.

For more in depth analysis of your cells in culture, why not look to our PromoKine brand? PromoKine offers quality kits and reagents for cell biology including those for cell analysis, cell transfection, and fluorescent labeling and also provides numerous antibodies, ELISAs, cytokines and growth factors. 






Kirkstall Ltd

Kirkstall Ltd. is a biotechnology company, established in 2006 to satisfy the overwhelming need for more human relevant science, brought about by the failures of traditional in vitro research and animal research models.

Kirkstall Ltd have developed the Quasi Vivo® interconnected cell culture flow systems, specifically designed to provide a solution to the major problems academic and industry researchers encounter when using conventional in vitro systems and in vivo research.The Quasi Vivo® system has 3 different chambers available, each of these have been designed to meet the needs of specific applications.

For more information, please visit:

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

UPM’s GrowDex® is the natural solution for cell culture - a bio-friendly hydrogel created from the Birch tree. GrowDex is a ready to use hydrogel that mimics the extracellular matrix (ECM), supporting cell growth and differentiation with consistent results. The versatility of GrowDex has seen it used in numerous applications ranging from, 2D/3D cell culture and organ-on-a-chip models, through drug release studies and 3D printing. Being a completely xeno-free hydrogel, GrowDex enables you to have a complete control over the culture environment for your cells. Recovering your cells or organoids post culture is one step process with our GrowDase™ enzyme. The enzyme digests the GrowDex® leaving your cells in solution for re-plating or downstream processing.

For more information on our products, to view the latest publications and to download our application notes, visit

Categories: Biochemicals, Cell Culture, Laboratory Consumable, Reagents

Company representative at the GrowDex booth:

Jane Spencer-Fry, PhD, Head of Commercialization

+44 7881 557511




Upcyte Technologies

Upcyte technologies is a life science company specialized in the controlled, scalable propagation and standardization of quasi (human) primary cell products.

Upcyte technologies has developed unique cell proliferation platforms that form the basis for novel cell-based research and drug development tools and future cell therapy products.

Differentiated primary cells have no or only limited proliferation capacities. The company's technology, however, allow controlled proliferation beyond normal life span of primary cells without loss of their phenotypic or differentiation properties and without immortalization. Our vision is to establish its unique technology as gold standard and preferred source of cell-based products for research, industrial development and therapeutic applications.

Thistle Scientific

The principle focus of Thistle Scientific is to supply and support specialist equipment and related consumables for the Life Science sector. Thistle Scientific is the appointed UK distributor for several established brands including Analytik Jena, ibidi, LaboGene, Next Advance Nichiryo, PHIab and UVItec, Thistle Scientific provide an expanding range of quality products including but not limited to; the ibidi pump system for simulating physiological flow conditions and the PHIab HoloMonitor M4 for observing & quantifying the long-term behaviour of living cells without fluorescent stains. Other product lines include, Thermocyclers, Electrophoresis Systems, Pipetting Robots, Biological Safety Cabinets, Freeze Dryers, Pipettes and Gel, Chemiluminescence & Multi-wavelength Imaging Systems. Our sister division Web Scientific supplies a complete range of electrophoresis equipment, spares/accessories as well as genomic & proteomic consumables.







SpheriTech, founded by Don Wellings in 2009 provides consultancy and laboratory based contract research and development to a range of industries.

Don has more than 30 years experience working in blue chip organisations holding senior scientific posts in ICI, Zeneca, Avecia and Polymer Laboratories. More recently he founded Chromatide where he worked as Chief Scientific Officer for 3 years and is credited as the sole inventor of all of the company’s intellectual property.

Don is an internationally recognised authority on peptide synthesis, polymer particle design and chromatography. He is the author of numerous texts and book chapters and is the author of ‘A Practical Handbook of Preparative HPLC‘. With a track record of innovation he is the main inventor on 12 patents and the sole inventor on all patents filed by SpheriTech to-date. 

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