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60 Years of Cultivating Hope: Celebrating with Gibco

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

Ever heard of someone throwing you a party to celebrate THEIR birthday? Well, that’s exactly what Gibco, a prominent cell culture brand available through Thermo Fisher Scientific, has been doing at locations around the world to celebrate their 60th anniversary and 60 years of loving cell culture! I guess they recognized the Hope Bio team as fellow cell culture fanatics because our company was chosen as a recipient of one of those special celebratory events. We welcomed members of the Thermo team to the Hope Bio headquarters where they hosted a party for our entire staff and, in return, we gave them a Texas-sized, Hope-style gift — a music video!


What are Gibco and Hope Bio up to? What else but saving the world!!

This video was produced in celebration of Gibco’s 60th Anniversary by Hope Biosciences®
Disclaimer: No stem cells were harmed in the making of this video.

Directed by:

Taylor Smith (Content Creator, HB), Maegan Rysso (Stem Cell Production, HB)

Director of Photography:

Taylor Smith


Taylor Smith

Original song by:

Richard Stone / Tom Ruegger

Lyrics by:

Daniel Chang (IT, HB)

Representing Gibco / Thermo Fisher (TF)

Jennifer Li (Cell Biology, TF)
Stephanea Sotcheff (Cell Biology, TF)
Eliza Fasbender (Cell Biology, TF)
Maegan Rysso (Production, HB)
Ebelyn Harriman (Quality Assurance, HB)

Representing Hope Biosciences (HB):

Nader Lotfi (Operations, HB)
Kristie Nguyen (Stem Cell Production, HB)
Raul Cerezo (Stem Cell Production, HB)
Blake Winkleman (Stem Cell Production, HB)
Johana Castano (Stem Cell Production, HB)

Voiceover by:

“Pinky,” aka Gibco: Donna Chang (CEO, HB)
“Brain,” aka Hope: Chad Ireton (Stem Cell Banker, HB)
Song: Chad Ireton (Stem Cell Banker, HB)
“SCARF” (Stem Cells Are Really Fun): Donna Chang

A partnership. Hope Biosciences banks only the cells that matter—pure mesenchymal stem cells—and we do all the hard work up front to ensure that healthy, viable cells can be made available to you as soon as you need them. We utilize both Gibco and Thermo brand products throughout our cell culture process because of their superior quality and consistency. Gibco has always been, and will remain, our trusted source of cell culture reagents, and we were honored to participate in their 60th anniversary event.

As part of the festivities, we held a competition to highlight our employee’s creativity and they did not disappoint! Who knew there were so many ways to decorate the iconic Gibco bottle?!

Congratulations to the contest winners! (pictured above)

  1. “Cultivating Hope for 60 Years,” Quyen Nguyen (Quality Control Technician, HB)

  2. “Cozy Bottle,” Stephanie Dang (Production Technician, HB)

  3. “Beta Tank,” Sherry Diers (Clinical Affairs Specialist, Hope Biosciences Stem Cell Research Foundation)


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