Martin Maiers is the Vice President of Innovation at the NMDP/Be The Match

HLA’s future impact on allogeneic cell therapy development

Allogeneic cell therapies are inherently complex. But they also hold the potential to scale to treat large segments of the population. Martin Maiers, MS, is the Vice President of Innovation at the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match®. He and his team develop software and analytical methods used to predict factors that can impact…

Depiction of international autologous cell therapy logistics.

Overcoming autologous cell therapy logistics challenges in the age of COVID-19

There is no question the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted cell therapy logistics like never before. Supply chain challenges are no longer the exception, but the norm. So how can companies overcome autologous cell therapy logistics challenges to deliver time-sensitive source material and manufactured therapies on time? It’s not easy in our current environment, but it…

Representation of cell therapy production disruption due to COVID-19 pandemic

How COVID-19 is changing the production of cell therapies

This piece written by Joy Aho, PhD, Senior Product Manager, Be The Match BioTherapies®, was originally published on CellandGene.com in April 2020. We’re living through unprecedented times, both as individuals and as a nascent cell therapy field. The COVID-19 pandemic has had negative implications for manufacturing and shipping across nearly all industries, including very pronounced…

Representation of NMDP/Be The Match donor collection network

Managing donor collections during the COVID-19 pandemic

Even before COVID-19 reached pandemic levels, teams at the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® had their eye on an important part of the cell therapy supply chain—donor collections. Collections from allogeneic donors are critical to getting time-sensitive life-saving cell therapies to patients around the world. But donors often must fly to the apheresis…

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Navigating a time-sensitive cell therapy supply chain during the coronavirus outbreak (Updated)

Updated March 27, 2020 (original story follows) Editor’s note: It’s been just over one month since we first shared how established relationships have helped our organization navigate the impacts of the coronavirus on the cell therapy supply chain. Since then, much has changed. Just a few days after we posted the story, reports from Italy…