Allogeneic cell therapy development has been top-of-mind in recent years as autologous cell therapies see continued success. For more than three decades, the largest group of HLA experts in the world has worked to create a unique cell source selection expertise. That expertise holds value for allogeneic cell and gene therapy developers, too.
The movement of fresh cellular starting material or a manufactured cell and gene therapy is a critical and time-sensitive piece of the supply chain ecosystem. At Be The Match BioTherapies®, these transports are coordinated and monitored by experienced logistics coordinators. In many cases, it’s our volunteer couriers who hand carry and deliver these products. “Our…
Umbilical cord blood is an abundant resource that is rich in cellular source material, which makes it an attractive option for cell and gene therapy developers. Get a better understanding of the benefits of using cord blood and considerations for contracting with multiple cord blood banks.
The rapid growth of the cell and gene therapy industry is a positive for patients. However, it comes with increasing demand for high-quality cellular source material collected at apheresis centers. Managing collection capacity impacts from this growth requires understanding challenges from the perspective of the apheresis center and collaboration across the industry to develop solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic continued to disrupt lives across the globe in 2021, but that didn’t keep the cell and gene therapy industry from advancing. With many new regulatory approvals anticipated in 2022, the industry shows no signs of slowing down. We look back at 2021 and ahead to 2022 and beyond.
Cell and gene therapy developers are pursuing allogeneic approaches, which ideally could be produced in greater quantities and be available “off-the-shelf.” Those using natural killer (NK) cells and cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are creating buzz in the industry. Drs. Sarah Cooley, Stephen Gottschalk and Stephan Grupp offer their insights.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of the cell and gene therapy supply chain. That required companies throughout the cell and gene therapy industry to pivot quickly to continue to deliver for patients. Be The Match BioTherapies® was no exception.
As a cell and gene therapy developer, your cell collection protocol requirements and specifications will impact your apheresis center network selection strategy and your ability to efficiently scale your processes. Any time your protocols or processes differ from those in place at a center, there are likely implications for training, forms and standard operating procedures (SOPs), which can delay your first collection.
As your cell or gene therapy moves toward commercialization, supply chain readiness is critical. But what does it take to develop a successful supply chain strategy to support a commercial launch? Orchard Therapeutics and Be The Match BioTherapies® have first-hand experience.