Guest Columns & From The Editor

  1. Expected Outcomes Of Minovia Tx’s MAT Clinical Trial
    6/26/2019

    Minovia Therapeutics recently announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase I/II clinical trial of the company’s Mitochondrial Augmentation Therapy (MAT) for the treatment of Pearson syndrome. As stem cell transplantations and cellular therapies continue to gain momentum rapidly, this is an example of trial that could pave the way for the development of treatments for all mitochondrial diseases.

  2. Transforming Next-Gen Therapy Supply Chains Into Patient-Connected Value Chains
    6/20/2019

    Cell, gene, and other emerging therapies are distinctly different from traditional biopharma products. Every lot is for a named patient or small population of patients, and that lot drives direct uplift on the bottom line. Traditional supply chain management does not necessarily create patient value in emerging therapy value chains. Operations should be the backbone of a distribution model that delivers these products efficiently and effectively over the last few yards.

  3. Breaking Down Pricing Of Cell & Gene Therapies
    6/18/2019

    Erin Harris, Editor-In-Chief, Cell & Gene conferred with several SMEs in the cell and gene sector to get their take on the challenges for both industry and patient associated with cell and gene therapy prices, and what can be done, realistically, to bring costs down over time.

  4. Off-Site Modular Fabrication Of Biopharma Facilities — What You Need To Know
    6/17/2019

    Measurable benefits of off-site module construction are becoming more evident, and it is emerging as a viable method for delivering a greater degree of predictability. Furthermore, market constraints driven by shortages of craft labor, lagging productivity, project complexity, and competitive forces are contributing to biopharma’s move toward modularization.

  5. Trends In Single-Use System Adoption In The Biopharma Industry
    6/10/2019

    Upstream bioprocessing at large and commercial scales is projected to be the fastest growing segment of the single-use equipment market as products now in development using SUS move up to commercial manufacturing. In addition, as cellular and gene therapies emerge, we will likely see SUS technologies created and adapted explicitly for these personalized applications.

  6. Adaptimmune’s CEO On Pricing And Next-Gen Immuno-Oncology
    6/4/2019

    James Noble, CEO of Adaptimmune, explains where the industry is with attacking solid tumors and sheds light on the ever-present pricing issue.

  7. Virtual Patient Registries: Real-World Evidence For Cell And Gene Therapies
    5/31/2019

    In recent years, cell and gene therapies have been generating highly promising results in clinical studies, advancing them toward the market. However, the small number of products launched to date have not been proven commercial successes, with a number of advanced therapies being withdrawn from the EU market and limited sales of CAR-T therapies in the U.S.

  8. Cell & Gene Appoints New EAB Member
    5/28/2019

    Cell & Gene is committed to judiciously developing our best-in-class Editorial Advisory Board (EAB). Cell & Gene’s EAB is diverse and interactive, and members hail from both industry and academia. We’re pleased and honored to announce our newest member of Cell & Gene’s Editorial Advisory Board — Vijay Chiruvolu, SVP of Global Process Development, Cell Therapy at Kite Pharma.

  9. Establishing Data Models To Support Cell And Gene Therapy Adoption
    5/23/2019

    Cell and gene therapy offers extended-term relief from disease states but comes at high cost with a complex reimbursement model. What proportion of intervention costs should be levied up front, and what proportion can be phased into the future (when the patient benefits accrue and are proven)? Separating the payment timeline from the treatment schedule is often referred to as outcome-based costing.

  10. 4 Key Ingredients Of A Robust Risk Management Framework
    5/16/2019

    It is certainly no surprise that risk management continues to hold the spotlight as a hot topic within the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. With the increased focus by regulatory authorities on an organization’s ability to identify, mitigate, and control risks, the industry remains in a state of growth, developing and evolving practices to ensure proper alignment with industry best practices and regulators’ expectations. Many organizations are finding it difficult to establish and embed risk management practices, as doing so requires a paradigm shift from a traditional risk-averse industry culture.