Introduction to Cell and Gene Therapy

Carlsbad, CA
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This training course will provide an introduction to the many types of cell and gene therapy products and a review of current technologies that are unique in the manufacture and testing of these products. Participants will receive hands-on instruction in aseptic processing, procedures commonly used in the production of cell and gene therapy products, and operations of type of equipment and instruments that are employed. Attendees will also learn how to develop a Quality Target Product Profile (QTPP) and identify Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) for a cell and gene therapy product. Attendees will receive solutions on how to perform key unit operations and how to address the major challenges with performing aseptic operations to manufacture cell and gene therapy products.

Please note that this training course has hands-on lab activities.

  1. Explain the different types of cell and gene therapy products and demonstrate how to develop a QTPP and identify CQAs
  2. Describe the manufacturing processes, unique technologies, and how to develop a control strategy for cell and gene therapy products
  3. Perform aseptic process operations and analytical methods commonly applied in the manufacture of cell and gene therapy products

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GROUP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

Day 1

An agenda will be available soon. Training courses generally run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. Breakfast will not be provided, but lunch will be provided.

Agenda is subject to change.

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Open Biopharma Research and Training Institute

1958 Kellogg Avenue
Carlsbad, CA , USA

The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Courtyard by Marriott
5835 Owens Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
2229 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
2223 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
1929 Palomar Oaks Way
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.

How to Get Here
By Air

The nearest airport to the training course location is the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

By Car

There is a parking lot available at the training course location.