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Comprehensive Assessment Of Cryogenic Storage Risk And Quality Management

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview cryostorage quality management best practice guidelines for LN2 small dewar tank systems aimed to identify and prevent cryostorage failures.
  • Characterize monitoring systems, tank qualifications and discuss potential failure events.
  • Discuss storage practices and options in today’s ART business.
  • Analyze the mitigation of risk factors which alleviate or minimize potentially catastrophic failure events.

Mitchel C. Schiewe, BS, MS, PhD, HCLD

ART Lab Director & Research Director

Mitchel Craig Schiewe, Comparative Reproductive Physiologist Education Post-doc NRC Research Associate National Institutes of Health/NCRR Embryo Cryopreservation Program 1/90-12/91 Bethesda, Maryland Ph.D. program Physiology (Adv: Dr. David Wildt) Uniformed Services University of the 8/84-12/89 Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland M.S. program Animal Science (Adv: Dr. Robert Godke) Louisiana State University 8/81-5/83 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Undergrad- B.S. Animal Science (Adv: Dr. Gary Anderson) University of California 9/76-6/81 Davis, California Current Appointments 6/15– date Lab Director-NB/ Corp. Research Director, Ovation Fertility, Newport Beach, CA (80%) 6/07 – 6/15 Lab Director - Previously Southern California Institute for Reproductive Sciences (SCIRS) 6/10 – 6/19 Technical/Andrology Advisor, California Cryobank, Los Angeles, CA (20%) Board Certification 12/94 Laboratory Supervisor/Consultant (TS-1995, HCLD-1996-present, ELD-2003), American Board of Bioanalysts, St. Louis, MO Professional Society Appointments 7/09-10/10 Chairman, Executive Planning Committee, Society for Reproductive Biologists & Technologists (SRBT) (5th ASRM Sub-Society formation, 10/2011) 11/07-10/10 Past-Chair 2010; Chairman 2008 & 2009, ASRM, Reproductive Biologists PG **Coordinated 4 ASRM Post-graduate courses and have written 2 ASRM CME Courses (2014) Publications *70 peer-reviewed articles, proceedings papers & book chapters; 145+ abstract/presentations Journal Articles (pioneering research examples)


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