The Importance of Standards and Manufacturing Needs – Recent Meetings

On Monday, March 18, the Standards Coordinating Body convened for a workshop on standards. The group discussed how standards are critical for the transfer of novel technologies from academia to clinical use. The FDA’s Judy Arcidiacono, one of the keynote speakers, discussed how standards are imperative to building the foundation of regenerative medicine innovation. The

The Akron Team Participates in the 4th Annual Innate Killer Summit

The Akron team recently attended the 4th Innate Killer Summit, held in in San Diego, California. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to participate in presentations and workshops covering cutting-edge research, recent clinical data, and commercial developments in the growing NK cell therapy market. More than 250 attendees collaborated and shared knowledge on ways we

New methods to improve cryopreservation for immunotherapies using a bioinspired solution

The preservation of biological samples is critical to the success of experimental studies and clinical treatments in the emergent field of immunotherapy. Cryopreservation – keeping cells at sub-zero temperatures – slows metabolic activity significantly, enabling storage and transportation, as well as a return to functionality upon thaw. Of course, it’s not as simple as placing

Akron Participates in Newly Published Study Modelling Cost of Goods for Allogeneic CAR T

Cell and gene therapies have demonstrated excellent clinical results across a range of indications with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)–T cell therapies among the first to reach market. Although these therapies are currently manufactured using patient-derived cells, therapies using healthy donor cells are in development, potentially offering avenues toward process improvement and patient access. An allogeneic

Akron Biotech Attends the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation’s 2018 BioMAN Summit in Cambridge

The MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) leads the Biomanufacturing (BioMAN) program, an initiative that joins leaders from industry, academia, and government to address collective challenges in biologics manufacturing by creating a pre-competitive environment in which stakeholders can share best practices and engage in collaborative work. Akron Biotech attended this year’s summit in Cambridge, MA

SCB Perspectives: ISO Publishes Three-Part Documentary Standard on Ancillary Materials for Cell Manufacturing Processes

This blog post was originally shared at standardscoordinatingbody.org. Claudia Zylberberg, SCB Board Member, Akron Biotech December 17, 2018 I’m pleased to announce that one of the first standards advancement projects SCB was involved in, Ancillary Materials Used in Cellular Therapy Production, has culminated in the publication of a three-part documentary ISO standard (ISO/TS 20399): Part

Join Akron at SITC 2018

This week, from Wednesday November 7 through Sunday November 11, Akron Biotech representatives will be attending the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 33rd Annual Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. SITC 2018 is the leading destination for scientific exchange, education and networking in the cancer immunotherapy field. As an innovative

Upcoming Events – September 2018

As a scorching summer draws to a close and conference season begins, Akron will be participating at many upcoming events to further advocate for the use of higher quality ancillary materials in regenerative medicine processes.  Our focus of providing affordable cGMP reagents throughout the development stages for these unique therapeutics serves to better ensure reproducibility

Akron co-sponsors the 11th annual Business of Regenerative Medicine Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania

The 11th annual Business of Regenerative Medicine: Innovation, Clinical Translation, and Entrepreneurship Symposium took place on July 17th-18th. The event was hosted by the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies and the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Parker H. Petit