Collection Capacity Impacts from Rapid Growth in Cell & Gene Therapy

The ONE Forum 2021: On-demand session As cell and gene therapies continue to progress at a rapid pace, apheresis and collection centers face the challenges of keeping up with demand, while maintaining high-quality levels. This session focuses on capability and capacity considerations to support these emerging therapies, standardization strategies and solutions that can bring efficiencies…

Considerations for Developing Scalable and Efficient Collection Network Processes

On-demand webinar offers actionable insights as you develop your protocols. Many crucial considerations impact a cell and gene therapy developer’s apheresis center selection strategy and ability to efficiently scale processes. When collection processes or protocols differ from those in place at a center, there are likely implications for training, forms and standard operating procedures. This…

The Challenge of Multiple Audits and Redundant Training

As UCLA Health continues to participate in multiple CAR-T and other immunotherapy clinical trials, its apheresis unit and cell therapy lab continue to experience an increase in the need for their cell collection and processing services. Guest author, Heather Steinmetz, MPH, Quality Assurance Manager, UCLA Health Hematologic Malignancy/Stem Cell Transplant Program, shares some of the…

A Cell Therapy Industry Turning Point

Starting material collection can set the fate of your final cell therapy product. Quality matters. That’s why your site qualification process—including your quality system audit—for each site is so important. But with the rapid proliferation of cell and gene therapies, current processes are unsustainable and could cripple cell collection site capacity. That could mean delays…