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CGT ecosystem is only way to accelerate development for more patients: Autolomous COO
May 12, 2022 -- Digital solutions provider Autolomous specializes in building solutions for the cell and gene therapy (CGT) industry with an emphasis on collaborative partnerships with suppliers across the value chain. Kwok Pang, the company’s chief operating officer (COO), spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy 2022 annual meeting in San Francisco. Read More
Galipeau to replace Levine as ISCT president
May 11, 2022 -- 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
May 11, 2022 -- 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
ISCT22: Scale up of cell therapy manufacturing is a significant, but addressable challenge
May 10, 2022 -- 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
May 10, 2022 -- 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
ISCT22: Antion Biosciences CEO highlights new way of approaching allogeneic cell creation
May 9, 2022 -- 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
May 9, 2022 -- 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
May 9, 2022 -- 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
May 9, 2022 -- 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
ISCT22: Cell therapy has potential to address unmet medical needs in orthopedics
May 6, 2022 -- 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
May 6, 2022 -- 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’
May 6, 2022 -- 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
May 5, 2022 -- 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
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected pediatric care?
May 4, 2022 -- What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the care of pediatric cancer patients internationally? It depends on the country, according to Dr. Muhammed Elhadi of the University of Tripoli in Libya. Elhadi spoke with ScienceBoard.net at the recent American Association for Cancer Research meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Manufacturing partnerships support high quality cell therapies
May 3, 2022 -- 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
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