Special Session: Innovations in Biotechnology

ILTS selected 8 technologies and therapies to be presented in front of a specialist audience.

Expert panelists challenged each presentation and the audience were asked to vote for a winner in 3 categories:

  • The most relevant innovation for your practice and outcomes today
  • The most promising innovation for further development and the outcomes of tomorrow
  • The most disruptive innovation


Participating Companies and Related Technologies:

Biom’up: Hemostasis

ERBE: Applicator

Integra: Ultrasonic Tissue Ablation System

Medistim: Quality Assessment

Novartis: Medicines in Liver Transplantation and Hepatology

Organ Assist: Organ Transplant Pathway

OrganOx: Preservation technology

SMICES: AI in graft quality assessment

Transmedics: Organ Care


Symposium Chair:

Mark Ghobrial, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, United States


Nancy Kwan Man, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
John Roberts, University of California, San Francisco, CA, United States
Marina Berenguer, Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Yaman Tokat, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Nazia Selzner, Toronto General Hospital Toronto, Canada


Key Facts:

Session Room: John Bassett Theatre

May 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

International Transplant Network Reception

Delegates were invited to the join the casual reception taking place before the Innovations in Biotechnology Session.

The reception was hosted by the International Transplant Network (ITN).

ITN is a civil initiative actively engaged in different aspects and branches of organ donation and transplantation. Based in Istanbul it represents a platform that combines universities, professional non-governmental organizations, and governmental authorities from 76 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The vision of the ITN Project is promoting international medical, ethical and legal norms and principles in the field of transplantation worldwide, giving more people the chance to have access to high quality services for increasing quality of life and donor safety and to help more patients get listed and receive organ transplants.


Key Facts:

John Bassett Theatre Foyer

May 16, 12:45 PM-1:30 PM


More information about ITN: www.itntx.org