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
Thermo Fisher and Charles River join Multiply Labs’ robotic consortium
Multiply Labs has added Thermo Fisher Scientific and Charles River Laboratories to its robotic cell therapy manufacturing consortium, joining Cytiva and the University of California, San Francisco as members. This consortium promotes the automation and advancement of cell therapy manufacturing technologies. Read More
ISCT22: Cell therapy has potential to address unmet medical needs in orthopedics
Miguel Forte, CEO of Bone Therapeutics, and president-elect of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT), spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the ISCT 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco about regenerative medicine and orthopedics. Read More
ISCT working group weighs in on expanded access to CGT
Patricia Zettler, JD, associate professor of law at The Ohio State University, and chair of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) Expanded Access Working Group, spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the ISCT 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco about the regulatory and ethical issues around cell and gene therapy (CGT) expanded access. Read More
ISCT president calls for cell and gene therapy education, training amid ‘talent shortage’
This week in San Francisco, industry, investors, physicians, patients, and regulators convened at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) annual meeting. ISCT President Bruce Levine, PhD, professor of cancer gene therapy at the University of Pennsylvania, spoke with ScienceBoard.net at ISCT 2022 about the status and future of the field of cell and gene therapy. Read More
ISCT22: Tackling the ethical issues around cell and gene therapy
Unproven and unethical cell and gene therapies are a growing problem worldwide, according to Laertis Ikonomou, PhD, of the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Buffalo, and chair of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) Committee on the Ethics of Cell and Gene Therapy. Ikonomou spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the ISCT 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco this week. Read More
Manufacturing partnerships support high quality cell therapies
Chimeric Therapeutics, Ncardia, and Novartis are some of the companies that have decided to partner to make complex manufacturing processes more efficient for novel therapies, according to Cell and Gene Therapy Business Outlook, a sister publication of ScienceBoard. Read More
GVW and L7 discuss collaboration at Meeting on the Med
At the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med in Barcelona, Spain, ScienceBoard.net spoke with Louis Hendriks, managing director at Global Value Web (GVW), and Vasu Rangadass, president and CEO at L7 Informatics, about the collaboration between the companies. Read More
Forge Biologics shares plans for growth at Meeting on the Med
Chief commercial officer John Maslowski and senior vice president of business development Magdalena Tyrpien of Forge Biologics spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Med in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss the return to live events and in-person collaboration, Forge's expansion, and how Forge's corporate culture and vision works for their growth. Read More
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