Galipeau to replace Levine as ISCT president
Dr. Jacques Galipeau, associate dean for therapeutics development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is set to replace Bruce Levine, PhD, professor of cancer gene therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, as the next president (2022-2024) of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT). Read More
ISCT22 co-chair recounts how far CGT industry has come
Advancements in the field of cell and gene therapies (CGTs) have made them a therapeutic reality, according to Bambi Grilley, director of clinical research and early product development at Baylor College of Medicine, and co-chair of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting. Grilley spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the meeting about the evolution of the CGT industry which is driving clinical translation of CGTs that are benefitting patients. Read More
Avantor and Cytovance enter into plasmid manufacturing agreement
Avantor and Cytovance Biologics have entered into an agreement to advance the manufacturing of plasmids. This agreement will combine Avantor’s expertise in providing cell and gene therapy materials with Cytovance’s plasmid DNA manufacturing capabilities. Read More
ISCT22: Scale up of cell therapy manufacturing is a significant, but addressable challenge
The cell therapy industry is facing a significant but addressable challenge when it comes to scaling up manufacturing, according to Bob Newman, PhD, chief scientific officer at FujiFilm Irvine Scientific. ScienceBoard.net spoke with Neman during the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting. Read More
ISCT22: RoosterBio, ShiftBio partner to harness the power of MSCs, exosomes
RoosterBio, a supplier of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs), recently announced a strategic partnership with ShiftBio, a South Korean company that specializes in exosome technology. Tim Kelly, PhD, CEO of RoosterBio, spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco. Read More
Study of T-cell behavior predicts therapeutic differences in cancer outcomes
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have published a study in Cancer Cell revealing a novel insight on the role of T cells in cancer therapies. The study focused on comparing the differences in behaviors of T cells in immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma to treatment outcomes. Read More
ISCT22: Antion Biosciences CEO highlights new way of approaching allogeneic cell creation
Dr. Sven Kili, CEO of Antion Biosciences, contends the Swiss company’s microRNA (miRNA) technology (miCAR platform) is a new way of approaching allogeneic cell creation by enabling simultaneous silencing of multiple gene targets while overcoming the challenges faced by existing gene editing approaches. Kili spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco. Read More
ISCT22: Children's National sees improved cell therapy potency, quicker patient delivery
Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC, is seeing improvements in the potency of existing cell therapies and a reduction in the time it takes to get them to patients, according to Patrick Hanley, PhD, chief and director of the pediatric medical center’s Cellular Therapy Program. Hanley spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco. Read More
ISCT22: Orgenesis looks to simplify, lower costs of providing CGT therapies
Personalized cell and gene therapies (CGTs) offer the potential to address the most challenging diseases, Vered Caplan, CEO of biotech company Orgenesis, told ScienceBoard.net at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco. However, several factors make CGTs complex, expensive, and difficult to bring to market, including small/personalized batch production and the fact that everything must be conducted in a very sterile environment. Read More
ISCT22: BroadOak’s Poltilove remains bullish on CGT market despite downturn
Bryan Poltilove, partner at BroadOak Capital Partners, spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco about how BroadOak’s medium- to long-term investment strategy sees “great science” happening in the sector that’s improving productivity and advancing cell and gene therapies (CGTs), biologics, and other modalities. Read More
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