An automated 24-hour CAR-T manufacturing process
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An automated 24-hour CAR-T manufacturing process

Wednesday 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET
An automated 24-hour CAR-T manufacturing process

With the therapeutic efficacy of current commercialized CAR-T cell therapies having been firmly established, attention has shifted to the lengthy and complex manufacturing process that currently limits their usage by driving up the cost of therapy while also prolonging critical delivery timelines to patients. Early pre-clinical studies indicate promise for a shorter manufacturing process that significantly decreases the manufacturing timeline to a 24-hour process. Innovative tools that allow for closure of the manufacturing process and minimization of manual touchpoints have helped streamline and eliminate manufacturing failures. Advancements in digital integration tools have also contributed to achievement of a more standardized manufacturing approach.

This webinar will provide viewers with:

  • An overview and general protocol of a significantly shortened manufacturing process timeline leveraging the new CTS detachable dynabeads CD3/CD28
  • Detailed results of a new viral-based 24-hour CAR-T manufacturing process
  • Demonstration of digital and physical integration of multiple Thermo Fisher technologies using the new CTS Cellmation software
  • Discussion of the current challenges facing autologous CAR-T manufacturers and patients
  • Strategies to combat the prohibitive cost of these therapies, decrease the vein-to-vein timelines, and incorporate recent learnings broadly across the field
Mina Ahmadi
Mina Ahmadi
R&D Lead Scientist, Cell and Gene Therapy at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mina Ahmadi is a R&D lead scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific where she focuses on developing end-to-end closed and automated viral and non-viral cell therapy workflows. Dr. Ahmadi received her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from McGill University, Canada. After her Ph.D., she joined as Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Canada.

Fabio Fachin
Fabio Fachin
Head of Cell Therapy Process Development, Automation & Digital Technologies at Takeda

Fabio Fachin, PhD, is the Head of Cell Therapy Process Development, Automation and Digital Technologies at Takeda, a company focusing on off-the-shelf, allogeneic cell therapies targeting both solid tumors and hematological malignancies. Prior to Takeda, Dr. Fachin was at Novartis where he contributed to the development of Kymriah, and at Torque Therapeutics where he was VP of Cell Therapy Development and Manufacturing. Dr. Fachin holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Harvard Medical School. His early career was in the aerospace sector, developing micro-technologies for aircraft and satellite guidance.