Welcome to the Homepage of ESACT-UK:
Eden Biodesign and Cobra Biologics currently have positions available - click on the "Appointments" tab above for more details!
Our European counterpart, ESACT, has announced an Animal Cell Technology Training Course that will run from 29th September to 3rd October 2013. For further details, click on the "Training" tab above.
The 23rd ESACT-UK Annual Scientific Meeting took place at Loughborough University on 9th-10th January 2013.
There was a rich and informative programme covering upstream processing (sponsored by Maxcyte Inc), downstream processing and formulation, early career researchers, high throughput processes (sponsored by TAP Biosystems), stem cells and transgenics (sponsored by Applikon Biotechnology UK) and Omics (sponsored by BRIC).
The meeting had fantastic trade support with 26 companies participating in the exhibition. The conference dinner was sponsored by Sartorius Stedim UK Ltd and the delegates bags by BD Biosciences. Loughborough University provided venue support and Genetic Engineering News were our media partner.
Presentations from this meeting are now available (if you have the password) by clicking on the tab above. If you attended the meeting or are an ESACT-UK member but have not yet received the password, please email email@example.com .
ESACT-UK work closely with the Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group of the IChemE, who are organising another annual Young Researchers' Meeting on 28th September 2012. For more details, click here
An article written by Karen Coopman, one of ESACT-UK's committee members, on "Current Trends in Mammalian Cell Culture Technology" has recently appeared in Innnovation into Success - The Quarterly Journal of the UK Science Park Association. To view the article, click here
Based in the United Kingdom, ESACT-UK is a Society which promotes the communication of knowledge and experience between scientists and engineers whose work has a direct or indirect bearing on cell culture biotechnology and the products derived from it. A particular emphasis is to ensure both the inclusion, and the active participation, of less experienced scientists in industry or academic institutions.
ESACT-UK actively encourages interactions between academia, governmental and policy making agencies, and the manufacturing and service industries. One product of such interactions, which involved members of ESACT-UK, is the international Good Cell Culture Practice (GCCP) Guidance Document published in July 2005. A copy can be viewed by clicking on the "Best Practice (GCCP)" tab above.
For information on our pan-European sister society, ESACT, click here