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NOV 08, 2017 5:00 PM PST

Gibco™ Sera - Driving quality and innovation in a dynamic market

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  • Senior R&D Manager, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Biography
      Matt is currently a Senior Manager in Cell Biology Research and Development at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, training that included a fellowship within the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology, a multi-disciplinary institution with efforts spanning basic biological science, clinical science, and public health. Matt joined the Gibco R&D team in 2012 and has led development programs spanning oncology, primary human tissue culture, and stem cell biology. His current team is responsible for new product and process development in basal cell culture media, fetal bovine and other animal sera, and recombinant proteins.
    • Global Marketing Development Manager, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
      Biography
        Chris is a Global Marketing Development Manager in Cell Biology Research Sera at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Business Administration majoring in Marketing from West Virginia University. Also, in 2013 he received an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Trocaire College. Chris joined the company back in 2006 as a Senior Marketing Program Manager and is currently based at the Grand Island, NY location which is home to the Gibco manufacturing site. He is responsible for all Gibco Sera marketing and programs that communicate the benefits of our Gibco cell culture products to researchers around the world.

      Abstract

      In today’s volatile Fetal Bovine Sera market, it is critical for researchers to understand the complex nature of the market especially with demand escalating every year.  The demand for sera products has no direct impact on the supply of upstream raw materials, but it does influence cost.  Supply is finite because FBS is a byproduct of harvesting cattle for the meatpacking industry.  Over the last few years, the costs of raw materials needed to produce FBS have increased significantly due to limited supply in most geographical regions.  As a result, FBS suppliers were forced to increase pricing.  The FBS market is very dynamic, and changes can happen quickly.  Learn how Thermo Fisher Scientific the leading globe supplier of FBS is committed to investing in this the Sera business to ensure we can continue to provide the high quality and innovative products, with  the service that our customers have come to expect. 


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