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Tuesday, October 19 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Panel | Future proofing production for the looming gene therapy wave

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In the quest to bring cell and gene therapies to the fore, players of all sizes are clamoring for capacity, innovation and standardization. Making advanced therapies at scale is one of the biggest hurdles, with a shortage of viral vectors—the engineered viruses used to deliver gene therapies and CAR-Ts—already upon us. Now, as a wave of potential approvals threaten to crowd the bottleneck even more, the industry will need to pull out all the production stops to meet demand. Join us as we discuss the latest tactics to avoid process pitfalls in the field, from the upsized role of contract manufacturing to automation, flexible production and more.

Moderator
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Kevin Dunleavy

Staff Writer, Fierce Pharma
Kevin Dunleavy is a staff writer for Fierce Pharma. He joined the Fierce team after working 26 years as a newspaper sportswriter. He compiles Fierce Pharma’s COVID Tracker and writes about manufacturing and other topics. Kevin is a longtime resident of Northern Virginia and a graduate... Read More →

Speakers
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Curran Simpson

Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Regenxbio
Curran M. Simpson is the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at REGENXBIO. Prior to joining REGENXBIO, Mr. Simpson was the Head of North American Supply Chain and Interim Chief Operating Officer and Integration Lead at GlaxoSmithKline and the Human Genome Sciences division... Read More →
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Jerry Keybl, Ph.D.

Head of Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing, MilliporeSigma
Jerry Keybl heads the Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing business for MilliporeSigma. As part of a diverse science and technology company, Jerry is focused on products and services for cell therapy and viral vector manufacturing, with the potential to transform therapies to cures. Jerry joined MilliporeSigma... Read More →
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Kim Raineri

Chief Manufacturing and Technology Officer, Avrobio
Kim has deep global experience in the cell and gene therapy industry, biologics and medical device spaces, with a distinguished track record of innovation and implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Prior to joining AVROBIO, he served as the vice president of operations... Read More →


Tuesday October 19, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am EDT