Cell and gene therapies show promise as effective treatments, but there are some barriers to scaling them beyond the small numbers of patients they reach today. The supply chain and logistics for these advanced therapies are especially critical to ensure the right patient gets the right treatment at the right time. Collaboration is the key to solving challenges such as data management and process variability, as stakeholders work towards a common goal—getting these life-saving treatments to the people who need them.
Here we focus on autologous therapies, such as chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cells. However, many of the challenges also apply to allogeneic therapies, which offer the possibility to reduce cost of goods.