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PDA Webinar: Cell Therapy Process Development Challenges

Jun 16, 2020
Eastern Standard Time | Online
  • Virtual
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Moderator: Vijay R. Chiruvolu, PhD, Senior Vice President, Process Development, Kite Pharma, a Gilead Sciences Company

In the last few years, the field of cell therapy has expanded rapidly, with several products now in clinical trials. However, while new targets are being identified, there are number of challenges related to manufacturability of the products that are preventing cell therapies from being widely used.

Join us for this webinar where experts consider some of the process development challenges that need to be addressed for developing a robust manufacturing processes for cell-based therapies.

Following two presentations by leaders in the field, get your questions answered during a live 30-minute Q&A session with the speakers.

This webinar is presented as part of the 2020 PDA Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Month. 


  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    The Challenges of Manufacturing Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Therapies and Engineered Tissues
    Brian J. Hawkins, PhD,
    Chief Technology Officer, Pluristyx, Inc.

    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Challenges of Scaling-Up Cell-Based Processes to Meet Phase-Appropriate Requirements
    Kelly Kemp, PhD, Director, Process Development, ViaCyte

    12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Q&A with Speakers

Highlighted Speakers

Brian J. Hawkins
Brian J. Hawkins
Pluristyx, Inc.
Kelly Kemp
Kelly Kemp

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