• Implementing GMP For Early-Phase Development With Cartesian Therapeutics Co-Founder And CEO, Dr. Murat Kalayoglu

    For nascent cell and gene therapies, navigating the earliest phases of clinical development can prove particularly challenging, as even small issues in manufacturing can spell big problems. In this episode of The Business of Biotech, Dr. Murat Kalayoglu, Co-Founder and CEO of Cartesian Therapeutics, talks about the importance of focusing on GMP manufacturing during Phase I clinical trials to maximize a therapy's potential for success.

  • Determining Residual Bead Count: Application Of Micro-Flow Imaging To CAR T-Cell Manufacturing

    Residual bead count is typically determined manually by the naked eye and microscopy. But this approach is highly limited in its ability to accurately discern beads from cells and other potential in-process impurities, resulting in reporting uncertainties that risk regulatory approval. In this application note, you’ll see how automation via image-based Micro-Flow Imaging™ (MFI) technology gets you the quantitative and morphological data you need to have confidence in distinguishing between beads, T cells or other potential contaminants.

  • A Custom, Multiplex Human Coronavirus Serological Assay

    R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne brand, has developed a novel custom Luminex serological assay hat distinguishes between coronavirus subtypes. Using our high-quality recombinant proteins, this antigen-down assay saves time and precious sample by multiplexing many coronavirus subtypes simultaneously in each sample.

  • Preparing Clinical Trial Documents For Europe’s New CTIS

    Are you ready for the new Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS)? With European Clinical Trial Regulation (EU-CTR) 536/2014 set to go into effect in January, all stakeholders will be required to submit study information through CTIS. Be prepared with these best practices.

  • Efficient Transition Of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Cultures From StemFlex™ Medium Into NutriStem® hPSC XF Medium On Matrigel®

    Establishing ideal culture methods has been a known challenge in human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) research since the late 90s. This paper reviews the suggested method for adapting hPSCs originally cultured in StemFlex™ to NutriStem® hPSC Medium. Read how for this transition, a simple and direct adaptation can be followed with cultures exhibiting similar morphology as well as higher levels of pluripotency when compared to StemFlex™.

  • Overcoming Obstacles In AAV Viral Vector Manufacturing

    Rapidly growing interest in gene therapy has led to the need for more cost-effective and scalable viral-vector manufacturing platforms. The upstream and downstream processes of AAV manufacturing can be fairly straight-forward at small scales. However, obstacles often are encountered when a developer progresses toward larger volumes for clinical and commercial manufacturing. In this article we discuss overcoming obstacles that often come up during transfection, clarification, and the separation of empty and full capsids.

  • Manufacturing And cGMP For Cell And Gene Therapies

    Ultimately, two objectives exist for the commercial manufacture of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) and cell and gene therapies (CGT). The first is to deliver an advanced therapeutic benefit to patients, and the second is to capture a return on investment for the manufacturer. Achieving both objectives depends critically on the manufacturing decisions taken throughout the therapy development process. Learn action-oriented solutions for establishing cGMP manufacture of cell and gene therapies to progress your development programs towards commercialization.

  • Risk Mitigation Strategies For Raw And Starting Materials Used In Gene Therapies

    Recently approved cell and gene therapies are delivering impressive results for patients who otherwise have exhausted all treatment options or have had no options available to them. However manufacturers are faced with many challenges in the journey from development to commercialization. Within this challenging environment, a number of risk mitigation strategies related to the materials used to produce viral vectors can be employed to help accelerate progress towards commercialization of these remarkable therapeutics.

  • Protein A Resin Reduction Achieved With Process Transfer From Batch To BioSMB

    A biopharmaceutical manufacturer was looking to reduce the operating costs of existing purification steps with high resin costs. In this case study they review transferring an existing batch chromatography process into a multi column format and then scaling up that process to an continuous perfusion run. The result was a dramatic reduction in protein A resin requirements.

  • Meeting Diverse Biologic Pipeline Development Challenges

    The biopharma manufacturing industry has been evolving at an unmatched pace. Understanding and managing diverse molecule challenges is key to reaching patients safely and efficiently.  





In this on-demand webinar Cell & Gene Chief Editor Erin Harris talks with Dr. Mark Gilbert, SVP of R&D at Acepodia, Thomas Lequertier, Head of Cell Therapy Manufacturing Unit at Celyad Oncology, and Luděk Sojka, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at SOTIO, about the innovations in manufacturing that can reduce both costs and risks.

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