Thursday, October 1, 2015

GE Healthcare's Vanek: 'a mature cell therapy market is coming'

Philip G Vanek PhD said cell therapy is moving closer to a mature market

GE Healthcare general manager of cell therapy technologies Philip G Vanek PhD told attendees at Cell Therapy Bioprocessing & Commercialization that industries evolve down similar tracks: discovery, development, manufacturing.

“The biology of CTs has happened, process development and optimization is currently happening, a mature CT market is coming,” he said. However, he stressed the need for bespoke tools, "to design equipment that will be needed in the future”.

He pointed to five key areas that need development:
  1. Connect unit operations – increase the use of closed systems to increase repeatability
  2. Drive towards automation – decrease human interaction and involvement
  3. Contain costs per unit
  4. Manage talent – with scale comes need to more trained staff
  5. Risk management
What areas do you think need focus?

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