Author Archives: Katie Roberts

Optimize Your Early Preclinical Process for Gene Therapy Success

Early decisions can impact the success of a novel gene therapy, so how can therapeutics companies make sure to set off on the right track? In this article, drug developers will learn some things that they should consider at the start of their therapeutic journey. We explore the impact of early technical decisions, including the importance of seeking high-yielding plasmids and a well-validated cell line. We cover logistical considerations, such as plasmid supply chain challenges and how to avoid them.…

Regulatory Testing for Cell and Gene Therapies: Meeting the Challenges

Compared with small molecules and other biopharmaceuticals, advanced therapies typically have more complex mechanisms of action and therefore more complex testing requirements. These requirements also change over time as innovators, testing organizations, and regulators apply recent learnings to current projects. When developing a novel cell or gene therapy it is therefore crucial to have a robust, flexible plan for testing your drug. This plan must be sufficient for proving that your drug meets safety standards and other benchmarks, and ultimately,…