Welcome to Cell & Gene Live – An interactive forum to discuss some of the most important technologies and trends impacting cell and gene therapies.

Throughout the year, our Chief Editor, Erin Harris, sits down with industry experts to discuss how biotechs can tackle some of today’s biggest challenges they may face in driving progress in the cell and gene therapy field. Even better, the audience gets ask questions during the presentation. Each Cell & Gene Live session is archived and can be accessed at any time by registered site users.


  • The Therapeutic Potential Of Exosomes

    In this Cell & Gene Live, Dr. Maria Mitrani, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Organicell; Benny Sorensen, Scientific Advisory Board member at Codiak BioScience; and Nicolas Rousseau, Co-Founder and COO at EVerZom talk to Chief Editor Erin Harris about the sector’s understanding of extracellular vesicles (EV). Specifically, they cover the regulatory landscape for exosomes as well as appropriate characterization models and advancements in manufacturing needed to ensure scalability. The expert panelists also provided detailed responses to audience questions submitted during the live event. 


  • Tackling The Cell & Gene Manufacturing Talent Crunch

    Join Project Farma and Precision ADVANCE leaders Anshul Mangal and John Khoury for a discussion with BioProcess Online Chief Editor Matt Pillar to address solutions to the biotherapeutic and cell and gene therapy process and manufacturing talent gap.


  • Can Innovation Drive Down Cell Therapy Manufacturing Costs?

    The high cost of producing new cell and gene therapies is one of the largest issues facing the industry. After launching Kymriah and Yescarta, Novartis’ price tags were $475,000 and $375,000, respectively. Advancements in manufacturing are driving costs down, but not at the required pace.


Erin Harris

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Erin Harris is chief editor of Cell & Gene and a contributing editor to Life Science Leader magazine. She studied English and psychology at Lafayette College and has 20+ years of experience in B2B publishing. Erin spent 10 years covering and reporting on the adoption of information technology from a B2B perspective. She’s written on technology topics ranging from Big Data and analytics to security and e-commerce. In each case, her reporting centered on innovations that improved operational efficiencies, fostered interdepartmental collaboration, or enhanced supply chains. Currently, she writes actionable information for professionals involved in the development and commercialization of cell and gene therapies. She covers the entire product lifecycle from basic research to commercialization. Erin has interviewed executives from Fortune 500 as well as startups. She has moderated panel discussions and has spoken at numerous industry events from large conferences to niche forums.