Agenda

2019 Full Conference Agenda

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference combining discussions between senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry. The program also includes 80+ presentations by the field’s most promising companies and extensive one-on-one partnering capabilities.

6:45am – 9:15am | REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Sponsored by SCM Lifescience

7:15am – 8:45am | CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am | Cognate Bioservices Ballroom
In Partnership with the Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM)

DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN WORKSHOP
An Evolving Market – Innovations for Industrialization Platforms and the Latest Rise of Commercialization

Chair:
Masayuki Nomura, Ph.D., GM, Business Development and Licensing Department, Healthcare R&D Center, Corporate R&D, Asahi Kasei Corporation

7:15am – 7:20am | Welcome Remarks
Speaker:
Tetsuya Tanaka, Director, Bio-Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, The Government of Japan

7:20am – 7:35am | Evolving Market and Industrialization Platform for Innovative Regenerative Medicine in Japan
Speaker:
Yoshitsugu Shitaka, Ph.D., President, Astellas Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AIRM)

7:35am – 8:05am | Update on Regulatory Landscape of Regenerative Medicine
Speaker:
Yoshiaki Maruyama, Ph.D., Review Director, Office of Cellular and Tissue-based Products, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)

8:05am – 8:25am | Japan’s First Gene Therapeutic Drug
Speaker:
Ei Yamada, Ph.D., President and CEO, AnGes

8:25am – 8:45am | CAR-T Therapy Development in Japan
Speaker:
Yoshie Tsurumaki, Japan Head, SCM CAR-T, CAR-T Supply Chain Management Group, Cell and Gene Franchise, Oncology Division, Novartis Pharma K.K.

GENE-BASED MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am | Aviara Salon A
Sponsored by Aldevron

GENE-BASED MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:00am | Session 1: It’s Never Too Soon – Considerations for Gene Therapy Manufacturing in the Early Stages of Development
The success of gene therapy has resulted in significant benefits for patients and tremendous growth in the number of programs in development. Many programs have been granted accelerated designations (RMAT, etc.) and have the potential to reach patients far faster than the traditional drug development timeline. Given the accelerated development and the complexity of gene therapy manufacturing, strategies to produce the therapy and manage the supply chain must be considered very early in the development process. This session will discuss how programs with limited time and resources can address manufacturing challenges and review some lessons learned from those in the field.

Chair:
Gregory MacMichael, Ph.D., President, CMC BioServices
Speakers:
Michelle Berg, President, GMP Nucleic Acids, Aldevron
Jeffrey Castelli, Ph.D., Chief Portfolio Officer and Head of Gene Therapy, Amicus Therapeutics
Maritza McIntyre, Ph.D., President, Advanced Therapies Partners
Susan Nichols, CEO, Falcon Therapeutics
Fraser Wright, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM), Stanford Medicine

8:00am – 8:45am | Session 2: Customized Solutions for Genetic Medicines – Navigating the GMP Supplier Landscape
For most translational research units, bringing a genetic medicine to the clinic requires the support of several outside partners. Researchers need to procure custom GMP raw materials (plasmid DNA, guide RNA, Cas9 Nuclease) as well as outsourced GMP services (cell therapy manufacturing). All of these services carry a cost and significant timelines. From the end-user perspective, it is necessary to balance these costs and timelines in order to enter the clinic and begin treating patients on time. From the supplier perspective, it is important to innovate and provide clients with flexible products and services. The purpose of this panel is to bring these two perspectives together to inform the audience of best practices in outsourcing to avoid delays and best provide support to translational clients.

Chair:
Alan Trounson, Ph.D., CEO, Cartherics
Speakers:
Delfi Krishna, Ph.D., Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Platform, R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Operations, GSK
Annalisa Lattanzi, Ph.D., Translational Program Manager for Therapeutic Genome Editing, Stanford University School of Medicine – Pediatrics
Max Sellman, Client Relations Manager, Aldevron
Keith Thompson, CEO, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Chy-Anh Tran, Director, Operations and cGMP Facilities, Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine

DEVELOPING A ROBUST EVIDENCE PACKAGE TO PREPARE FOR MARKET ENTRY WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am | Aviara Salon B
Sponsored by IQVIA

DEVELOPING A ROBUST EVIDENCE PACKAGE TO PREPARE FOR MARKET ENTRY WORKSHOP
When you think of bringing a new therapy to market, payers, regulators, providers, and other stakeholders are requiring robust information on effectiveness as well as the overall impact of use to understand the true value for patients and impact on the wider healthcare system. Understanding what stakeholders are looking for as part of their review process is crucial to successfully develop and communicate your value message. Careful planning during clinical development is key to develop an evidence package that is useful for regulatory filing as well as discussions with payers and providers. This panel will discuss elements and generation of this evidence package.

Welcome Remarks:
George Smith, Ph.D., Senior Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Center, IQVIA
Chair:
Adrian McKemey, Ph.D., SVP, Consulting Services, IQVIA
Speakers:
Stewart Abbot, Ph.D., Chief Operating and Scientific Officer, Adicet Bio
John Doyle, Dr.P.H., VP, Global Healthcare Innovation Lead, Pfizer
Manuel Duenas, VP, Market Access, Atara Biotherapeutics
Felix Hsu, SVP and Global Head of Advanced Therapies, WuXi AppTec
Chris McClain, VP, Sales and New Business Development, Be The Match BioTherapies
Aiman Shalabi, VP, R&D, Cell and Gene Therapies, GlaxoSmithKline

9:00am | GENERAL SESSION AND PARTNERING OPENS

9:00am – 9:15am

WELCOME REMARKS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Speaker:

Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)

9:15am – 10:15am

PLENARY SESSION: THE CELL AND GENE THERAPY SECTOR’S COMMERCIAL TRAILBLAZERS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
Being first isn’t always easy. Hear from the sector’s pioneers as they share valuable lessons learned along the path to commercialization and discuss the outlook for the coming year.

Chair:

Matthew Patterson, Chairman and CEO, Audentes Therapeutics

Speakers:

Vijay Chiruvolu, Ph.D., SVP, Global Process Development – Cell Therapy, Kite, a Gilead company
Rachelle Jacques, CEO, Enzyvant
David Lennon, Ph.D., President, AveXis
Ron Philip, Chief Commercial Officer, Spark Therapeutics
Jeff Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer, bluebird bio

10:15am – 10:45am | MORNING BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech, POMS and PTC Therapeutics

10:45am – 12:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

FEATURED FIRESIDE CHAT: BREXIT’S EFFECT ON CELL AND GENE THERAPY REGULATION {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
10:45am – 11:15am

Chair:
Jacqueline Barry, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
Speaker:
Christiane Niederlaender, Ph.D., Director, AMBR-Consulting; Former Senior Quality Assessor for Biologics, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); Former Member, Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT), European Medicines Agency (EMA)

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

10:45am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:15am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

11:15am – 11:30am
11:30am – 11:45pm
11:45am – 12:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

11:15am – 11:30am
11:30am – 11:45am
11:45am – 12:00pm

12:00pm – 1:15pm | LUNCH
Sponsored by: Dark Horse Consulting

1:15pm – 3:30pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: MYTH VS. REALITY – IMPLEMENTING PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR CELL AND GENE THERAPIES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Payers and therapeutic developers are starting to implement payment-over-time and pay-for-performance arrangements. Where does the reality on the ground diverge from common perception? What role are third parties playing today and what needs to change in order for these arrangements to be widespread?

Chair:
Roger Longman, Founder and Chairman, Real Endpoints
Speakers:
John Coombs, Pharm.D., Patient Access Lead, U.S. CAR-T, Novartis
C. Bernie Good, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Center for Value-Based Pharmacy Initiatives, UPMC Health Plan
Bill Martin, VP, Pharma Strategy and Account Management, Express Scripts

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

1:15pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 1:45pm
1:45pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 2:15pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

2:15pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 2:45pm
2:45pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:15pm
3:15pm – 3:30pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

2:15pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 2:45pm
2:45pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 3:15pm
3:15pm – 3:30pm

3:30pm – 4:00pm | AFTERNOON BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech, POMS and PTC Therapeutics

4:00pm – 6:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: CELL AND GENE THERAPY FOR NEUROLOGICAL PRODUCT INDICATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Durable treatments for the complex range of diseases affecting the central nervous system have long been an area of focus for the medical community. With advances in gene and cell therapy, there is a growing range of therapeutic strategies which may provide long awaited relief to myriad patient populations. This panel will review the state of development and clinical progress for these next-generation durable treatments for CNS conditions.

Chair:
Timothy Schroeder, Founder and CEO, CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting
Speakers:
Jonathan Garen, Chief Business Officer, uniQure
Sheila Mikhail, President and CEO, AskBio
Emile Nuwaysir, Ph.D., President and CEO, BlueRock Therapeutics
Andre Turenne, President and CEO, Voyager Therapeutics

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

4:00pm – 4:15pm
4:15pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 4:45pm
4:45pm – 5:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

5:00pm – 5:15pm
5:15pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 5:45pm
5:45pm – 6:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

5:00pm – 5:15pm
5:15pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 5:45pm
5:45pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm | PROGRAM AND PARTNERING CLOSES

6:30pm – 9:30pm | NETWORKING BASH
Sponsored by CCRM

6:45am – 9:15am | REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Sponsored by KBI Biopharma

7:15am – 8:45am | CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

IDENTIFYING PITFALLS WITHIN GENE THERAPY DEVELOPMENT AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am | Cognate Bioservices Ballroom
Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

IDENTIFYING PITFALLS WITHIN GENE THERAPY DEVELOPMENT AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM WORKSHOP
This session will cover recent advancements in gene therapy with insights from gene therapy developers and CDMOs on common pitfalls and how to avoid and overcome them. Join this interactive session to learn about their strategies and lessons learned. Topics discussed will range from insourcing vs. outsourcing, building reliable and scalable processes, and their vision for the future of gene therapy.

Chair:
Amy Butler, Ph.D., VP and GM Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Speakers:
Timothy Miller, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Abeona Therapeutics
Nicole O’Brien, Ph.D., Senior Director, Technical Program Design, Viral Vector Services, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Robert Pietrusko, Pharm.D., SVP, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Voyager Therapeutics
Jeff Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer, bluebird bio
Ran Zheng, Chief Technical Officer, Orchard Therapeutics

REAL WORLD EVIDENCE TO DRIVE ACCEPTANCE AND UPTAKE OF CELL AND GENE THERAPY: LESSONS AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am | Aviara Salon A
Sponsored by Evidera PPD

REAL WORLD EVIDENCE TO DRIVE ACCEPTANCE AND UPTAKE OF CELL AND GENE THERAPY: LESSONS AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP
Cell and gene therapies offer transformative or curative potential, but you must prove it. Real world evidence (RWE) is a foundational tool to address uncertainty around asset value across the product lifecycle, from early development to expanded access. This is especially true in the case of therapies whose value proposition hinges on magnitude and duration of effect. Global regulatory agencies and payers are also weighing in and shifting RWE from “nice to know” to “got to have”, solidifying RWE as an essential to new cell and gene therapy strategy. Despite this momentum in RWE use, methods, stakeholder expectations, and “what good looks like” are still evolving. This workshop will discuss what RWE is, when and how to use it, and consider evolving lessons and best practices for cell and gene therapies.

Chair:
Eric Faulkner, VP, Real World Value and Strategy; Executive Director, Precision and Transformative Medicine Center of Excellence, Evidera
Speakers:
Ramesh Arjunji, Ph.D., Senior Director, Health Economics and Outcomes, AveXis
Jane F. Barlow, M.D., Senior Advisor, MIT Center for BioMedical Innovation/NEWDIGS
Francesca Cook, Senior Director, Pricing and Market Access, REGENXBIO
Bhash Parasuraman, Ph.D., VP, Patient and Health Impact, Rare Disease Business Unit, Pfizer

ALIGNING CLINICAL, MANUFACTURING, AND LOGISTICS PLATFORMS TO TREAT PATIENTS AT SCALE WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am | Aviara Salon B
Sponsored by World Courier

ALIGNING CLINICAL, MANUFACTURING, AND LOGISTICS PLATFORMS TO TREAT PATIENTS AT SCALE WORKSHOP
For advanced therapies to become a true industry, developers need to align the three platforms of manufacturing (closed and automated process), clinical (safe and efficacious) and logistics (seamless connection to patients). Without this alignment, companies risk creating a life changing therapy that can’t be made, or manufacturing a therapy that can’t be delivered. This workshop will look to understand the challenges in coordinating development across these platforms, providing lessons learned to help companies create therapies that can easily scale into globally viable commercial therapies.

7:15am – 7:25am | Welcome Remarks
Chair:
Simon Ellison, Cell and Gene Therapy Service Director, World Courier

7:25am – 7:35am | Presentation 1
Speaker:
Phil Vanek, Ph.D., GM, Cell and Gene Therapy Strategy, GE Healthcare

7:35am – 7:45am | Presentation 2
Speaker:
Dominic Clarke, Ph.D., Global Head of Cell Therapy, HemaCare; Co-Chair, Process and Product Development Committee, International Society for Cell and Gene Therapies (ISCT)

7:45am – 7:55am | Presentation 3
Speaker:
Jacqueline Barry, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

7:55am – 8:45am | Moderated Discussion with All Speakers

9:00am | GENERAL SESSION AND PARTNERING OPENS

9:00am – 9:15am

OVERVIEW OF THE ALLIANCE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE’S INITIATIVES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Speakers:

Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)
Matthew Patterson, Chairman, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM); Chairman and CEO, Audentes Therapeutics

9:15am – 10:15am | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: CLINICIANS WORKING WITH CAR-T THERAPIES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
9:15am – 10:15am
Thousands of patients have now been treated with CAR-T therapies. Find out what unique challenges and rewards come with providing these treatments from those on the front lines, and learn what the experience to date suggests about the widespread use of CAR-T.

Chair:
Gregory Hale, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Hematology and Oncology, Medpace
Speakers:
Dimitrios Tzachanis, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
John A. Zaia, M.D., Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy; Director, Center for Gene Therapy, City of Hope

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

9:15am – 9:30am
9:30am – 9:45am
9:45am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:15am

10:15am – 10:45am | MORNING BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech, POMS and PTC Therapeutics

10:45am – 12:15pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

FEATURED SPEAKER: ADVANCING GENE THERAPIES GREAT AND SMALL {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
10:45am – 11:15am

Speaker:
Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

10:45am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:15am

PANEL: WHEN DOES INVESTING IN CELL AND GENE THERAPY MAKE BUSINESS SENSE? {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
11:15am – 12:15pm
The cell and gene therapy industry is undergoing a critical inflection point as is evident in large financing deals, exciting clinical data and landmark regulatory approvals. However assets also face challenges such as high development costs and significant manufacturing complexities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, this session will define drivers of cost of development and cost of goods and provide a framework for assessing investment potential of cell and gene therapy assets.

Chair:
Delfi Krishna, Ph.D., Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Platform, R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Operations, GSK
Speakers:
Brian Bronk, Ph.D., Head of Business Development, Rare Diseases and Blood Disorders, Global Business Development and Licensing, Sanofi
Bradley Campbell, President and Chief Operating Officer, Amicus Therapeutics
Jerel Davis, Ph.D., Managing Director, Versant Ventures
Mitchell Finer, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ElevateBio; President, ElevateBio Base Camp
Toby Freyman, Ph.D., Senior Director, Center for External Innovation; Head of Rare Disease Business Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

11:15am – 11:30am
11:30am – 11:45am
11:45am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 12:15pm

12:15pm – 1:30pm | LUNCH
Sponsored by Homology Medicines

1:30pm – 2:45pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: THE EVOLUTION OF CELL AND GENE THERAPY IN CHINA {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Senior executives active in the region will share their experience and outlook on the cell and gene therapy industry in China, with advice for those considering expansion or are new to the market.

Chair:
Li Chen, Ph.D., VP, Gene Synthesis and Mol LCS, BID, LSG, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Speakers:
Felix Hsu, SVP and Global Head of Advanced Therapies, WuXi AppTec
Yuling Li, Ph. D., CEO, Zhejiang Innoforce Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

1:30pm – 1:45pm
1:45pm – 2:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

2:00pm – 2:15pm
2:15pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 2:45pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

2:00pm – 2:15pm
2:15pm – 2:30pm
2:30pm – 2:45pm

2:45pm – 3:15pm | AFTERNOON BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech, POMS and PTC Therapeutics

3:15pm – 6:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: THE IMPACT OF UNIVERSAL DONOR CELLS AND iPSCs ON THE CELL THERAPY INDUSTRY {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Since the discovery of pluripotent stem cells in the early 1980’s, the promise of fit-to-purpose cell replacement therapy has occupied the imaginations of many in the medical and patient communities. Progress was slowed by both technical and ethical challenges, but with the discovery of the iPSC source in 2006, many of these hurdles were overcome and the pace of research and clinical development accelerated dramatically. Further, genetic and biomaterials modification to this limitless supply of cells has opened new doors to allogeneic stem cell-derived cell therapy, including the associated promise of lower costs and higher accessibility. This panel will explore the ways in which iPSCs, and more specifically iPSCs modified for allogeneic use, have changed the way in which we think about the commercial viability of cell therapies.

Chair:
Robert Preti, Ph.D., President and CEO, Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions; GM, Hitachi Chemical Regenerative Medicine Business Sector
Speakers:
Stewart Abbot, Ph.D., Chief Operating and Scientific Officer, Adicet Bio
Usman Azam, M.D., President and CEO, Tmunity Therapeutics
Tim Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Senti Biosciences
Bastiano Sanna, Ph.D., CEO, Semma Therapeutics
Dan Shoemaker, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Fate Therapeutics

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 3:45pm
3:45pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 4:15pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

4:15pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 4:45pm
4:45pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 5:15pm
5:15pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 5:45pm
5:45pm – 6:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

4:15pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 4:45pm
4:45pm – 5:00pm
5:00pm – 5:15pm
5:15pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 5:45pm
5:45pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm | PROGRAM AND PARTNERING CLOSES

7:30am – 9:30am | REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Polyplus-transfection

9:00am | GENERAL SESSION AND PARTNERING OPENS

9:00am – 9:15am

OVERVIEW OF THE ARM FOUNDATION FOR CELL AND GENE MEDICINE {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Speakers:

Morrie Ruffin, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine; Executive Director, ARM Foundation for Cell and Gene Medicine
Stewart Parker, Chairperson, ARM Foundation for Cell and Gene Medicine

9:15am – 10:45am | CONCURRENT TRACKS

FEATURED SPEAKERS: EMILY WHITEHEAD’S JOURNEY TO CAR-T {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
9:15am – 9:45am

Speakers:
Emily Whitehead, Co-Founder, Emily Whitehead Foundation
Tom Whitehead, Co-Founder, Emily Whitehead Foundation

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

9:15am – 9:30am
9:30am – 9:45am

PANEL: A LOOK INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL – WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR GENE EDITING? {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
9:45am – 10:45am
This dynamic panel discussion featuring executives from leading gene editing companies will explore the major milestones and advances anticipated in the near term (12 month), midterm (5 year), and long term (10+ year) timeframes for these promising therapies. This session will also consider how the rapidly evolving climate surrounding these technologies will potentially impact the future of the sector’s success.

Chair:
Robert Smith, SVP, Global Gene Therapy Business, Pfizer
Speakers:
Cindy Collins, President and CEO, Editas Medicine
Michael Dombeck, SVP, Corporate Development, Precision BioSciences
Sandy Macrae, Ph.D., President and CEO, Sangamo Therapeutics
Arthur Tzianabos, Ph.D., President and CEO, Homology Medicines

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

9:45am – 10:00am
10:00am – 10:15am
10:15am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:45am

10:45am – 11:00am | MORNING BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech, POMS and PTC Therapeutics

11:00am – 12:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: INNOVATION AROUND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
11:00am – 12:00pm
In biotechnology, a good idea born in a lab too often fails to make it to clinical and commercial reality due to challenges in scalability, production, and characterization. For cell, gene, and tissue engineered products these challenges are particularly acute. It has even reached the point in which investors have begun seek a scalable platform over a promising idea. This panel will explore the next-generation technologies enabling the scalable, transferable, and cost-effective manufacture of regenerative medicine products and discuss the ways in which the regenerative medicine industry must continue to develop fit-for-purpose platforms to address sector specific CMC challenges.

Chair:
Kelvin Lee, Ph.D., Institute Director, National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)
Speakers:
Nina Bauer, Ph.D., Chief Commercial Officer, FloDesign Sonics
Jian Irish, Ph.D., SVP, Global Head of Manufacturing, Kite, a Gilead company
Jerry Keybl, Ph.D., Head of Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing, MilliporeSigma
Alberto Santagostino, Head, Cell and Gene Technologies Business Unit, Lonza Pharma & Biotech
Jason Slingsby, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer, Oxford Biomedica

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Cognate Bioservices Ballroom}

11:00am – 11:15am
11:15am – 11:30am
11:30am – 11:45am
11:45am – 12:00pm

12:00pm – 1:30pm | LUNCH
Sponsored by Paragon Bioservices

1:30pm | CONFERENCE CLOSES

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