ICST 2019 Melbourne

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - MCEC | Melbourne, Australia

May 29, 2019

World Courier will be at ISCT Melbourne from May 29 to June 1

 


Speaking Session:

Strategies for Commercialization Track Session 1 - Think Big and Think Early to Prevent Failure at Commercial Scale 

Date: Thursday, May 30th 2019, 11:00am - 12:15pm

Venue: Room219

The impact of failure within platforms like manufacturing, clinical, logistics, can all prevent a patient from receiving their treatment and a developer either being reimbursed or generating clinical data.  All these parts of the therapies value chain are interlinked, meaning that if you make a decision in one area it impacts all the others (e.g. developing cryopreservation enables a single manufacturing site and optimises logistics, but means you have to manage a lower cell viability, develop an in clinic thawing strategy).

To manage this, it is critical to have a vision of what the final, commercial scale, strategy is going to look like.  Therapy developers can then align process, clinical, manufacturing, logistics platform strategies to build, test and optimise through clinical trials.  The value of this, forward thinking, has been proven by the application of Quality by Design principles within process development.  There is now, a recently published, concept of Logistics by Design that has the same forward thinking, risk based approach.  All of which means that therapy developers now have the opportunity to plan the development of their entire value chain.

Using current manufacturing exemplars, this session will investigate the value of planning early.  The speakers are all from a technical backgrounds and will look to provide practical advice to help therapy developers build viable platforms.

Chair:
Simon Ellison, MBA, Cell and Gene Therapy World Courier, UK

Speakers:

Plan to Purpose
Andrew McDonald, World Courier, Australia 

Learning objectives:
•      Explore the logistics stages involved for your production cycle and ensure they are commensurate with your objectives
•      Investigate the possible pitfalls and engage contingencies to ensure continuity and compliance 
•      Create, optimise and execute the plan to deliver healthier futures 

Data Capture and Analysis Through the Cell Therapy Value Chain
Heidi Hagen, MS, MBA, Vineti, Inc, USA 

Learning objectives:
•      How can you manage and control the value chain from order to infusion for cell therapy
•      The data captured throughout the value chain during clinical trials will establish the parameters of your commercial operations
•      Demonstrate how complex work flows, multiple points of data capture, and intervention by multiple stakeholders in disparate geographies can be orchestrated successfully and enable your product to have a high trust level by physicians and patients.

Plans for Global Roll Out of An Off-The-Shelf Allogeneic Cellular Therapy

Kilian Kelly, PhD, Cynata Therapeutics, Australia

Learning objectives:
•      Regional distribution - import/export and use of depots
•      Site/patient level distribution, local storage and just-in-time delivery
•      Point of care considerations


Robin Ng, PhD, Cellular Biomedicine Group, China