Training in Cell and Gene Therapies: Workforce Development in Biomanufacturing

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Overview

Training in Cell and Gene Therapies: Workforce Development in Biomanufacturing

Course Description

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This training program will provide a comprehensive overview of the topics central to cell and gene therapy manufacturing and development, while preparing the future biomanufacturing workforce to meet rapidly growing industry needs. The program is designed in a flexible format with instructional modules developed by field experts with input from academic, clinical, and commercial domain experts. Topics covered will provide detailed understanding of key concepts relevant to cell biomanufacturing, including stem cell and immune cell engineering; cell bioprocessing and characterization; quality assurance and regulatory framework; and importance of standards. The lectures will be complemented by live panel discussions involving experts from therapeutic cell biomanufacturing industry.

Please visit the program webpage on the ISCT website for more information. 

Course Content

MODULE 1: STEM CELL AND IMMUNE CELL ENGINEERING AND THERAPIES

MODULE 2: QUALITY ASSURANCE AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

MODULE 3: CELL BIOPROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING

MODULE 4: CELL PRODUCT CHARACTERIZATION AND IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDS

Please visit the program webpage on the ISCT website for an overview of the topics covered within each Module.

Requirements & Materials
Materials

Required (student must provide)

  • A laptop/computer and internet access

Provided (student will receive)

  • Course materials will be provided online

Session Details

  • Members of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) and/or Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) are eligible to receive special discounts for this event.

    Registration Rates:

    Registrant

    Rates (USD) Promo Code
    ISCT or CMaT Member
    Industry $1,495 ISCT-CMAT-INDUSTRY-MEMBER
    Academia $795 ISCT-CMAT-ACADEMIC-MEMBER
    Student* $250 ISCT-CMAT-STUDENT-MEMBER
    Non-Member
    Industry $1,895 N/A
    Academia $1,295 ISCT-CMAT-1295
    Student*  $595 ISCT-CMAT-Student_595

    Not a current ISCT member? Visit the ISCT website to become a member today. For information on CMaT industry membership, visit the CMaT website or reach out to punya.mard@ibb.gatech.edu.

    *Students must submit email a copy of their student ID or a letter from their department or advisor to meagan@isctglobal.org in order to verify eligibility.

    Group Discounts: Groups of five or more registrants are eligible to receive a discount of 15%, please contact meagan@isctglobal.org to receive your group discount code.

    Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

Workforce Development in Biomanufacturing: Training in Cell and Gene Therapies – A Global Partnership with ISCT and CMaT is designed for professionals entering the field of cell and gene therapy or professionals who are already in industry but looking to transition or gain expertise in cell therapy and cell manufacturing. Recent graduates and working professionals who have completed BS/MS degrees in engineering or sciences, or related fields, and are interested in gaining foundational skills in therapeutic cell biomanufacturing will also benefit from this course.

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What You Will Learn

  • Stem cell and immune cell engineering, cell reprogramming, gene editing, CART therapy, adoptive cell transfer
  • Quality by design, quality control, unit operations, process development, critical quality attributes, ethics and policy, regulatory issues and framework
  • Cell expansion, bioreactor design, media formulations, microcarriers, sensors and controls, cryopreservation, supply chain management
  • Analytical tools for quantitative assessment of CQAs, cell characterization assays, manufacturing automation
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How You Will Benefit

  • Build a foundational understanding of the approach and application of therapeutic cell manufacturing.
  • Develop knowledge in the topical areas as they relate to cell-based therapies and relevant scalable biomanufacturing concepts.
  • Understand the major advances made and limitations encountered in the field of cell therapy .
  • Develop an understanding of current industry landscape and existing gaps in cell and gene therapy industry.
  • Learn from cell biomanufacturing domain experts including experts from academic, clinical, and commercial domains.
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    Taught by Experts in the Field
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A well-trained, readily available, diverse workforce is crucial to the success of the emerging cell and gene therapy industry, especially given its highly specialized skill sets, GMP and regulatory requirements, and complex manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure. Our partnership with ISCT brings the largest cell manufacturing research and education consortium together with the largest global cell & gene therapy society to deliver critically needed workforce training for CGT. Together, we hope to develop a robust, on-demand, client-centric training platform for industry and clinical manufacturers.

- Krishnendu Roy
Robert A. Milton Chair, CMaT

TRAIN AT YOUR LOCATION

We enable employers to provide specialized, on-location training on their own timetables. Our world-renowned experts can create unique content that meets your employees' specific needs. We also have the ability to deliver courses via web conferencing or on-demand online videos. For 15 or more students, it is more cost-effective for us to come to you.

  • Save Money
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Group Training
  • Customize Content
  • On-Site Training
  • Earn a Certificate
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