Author Archives: Susan Nichols

Increasing the Efficacy and Impact of Cell and Gene Therapies

Decades of research into cell biology, gene editing, and biomanufacturing have culminated in the commercialization of more than a score of cell and gene therapy (CGT) products. In the United States, most of those are hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) isolated from human umbilical cord blood. As of July 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved five products based on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, all since 2017, and two viral-vector gene therapies, beginning with the 2019 authorization…