COVID-19 Response

Akron Biotech is committed to help defeat COVID-19 – Together we cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Symptoms tend to appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and can range from mild to severe, with some patients requiring  hospitalization1. In response to this

Building a Robust Supply Chain to Enable Cell and Gene Therapy Development

In the burgeoning cell and gene therapy market, companies at all stages of pre-clinical and clinical development are faced with a similar set of challenges of producing effective, standardized, and compliant therapies. The novelty of these technologies combined with the rigorous quality controls surrounding the materials and production process require a specialized approach for starting

The future is 20/20

What a year it has been at Akron! We’ve continued to raise the bar, focusing on what matters most – enabling the development and commercialization of tomorrow’s cures. We’ve done this by securing the supply of critical GMP materials for our customers, the institutions and companies leading the way. This has been a big year

Join us in Orlando and Amsterdam this week as we present our staged approach to cGMP ancillary materials

Ancillary materials play a critical role in the manufacture of cell and gene therapies, and best practices for their quality management are the subject of ongoing discussion. Given that these therapies cannot be sterilized, ancillary material quality is critical to clinical advancement and commercialization. At Akron, we believe that a harmonized definition of what constitutes

Stoichiometry via mass spectrometry sheds light on the T cell metabolism

The field of immunometabolism has attracted growing attention in recent years due to the high potential for the development of cancer immunotherapies. Upon activation, T lymphocytes (T cells) undergo significant metabolic changes that allow them to mediate immune responses. Stimulating these and other immune cells has important outcomes beyond energy production (Fig. 1). A key

The challenge of raw material variability and strategies for standardization

The advancement of cell therapies depends on the success of industry-wide efforts to reduce variability in source materials, manufacturing processes, and analytical strategies. A newly-published paper in Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine identifies several sources of variability throughout the cell therapy supply chain, manufacturing process, and release testing, and identifies standardization efforts, automation strategies, and

Come see Akron at Autumn 2019 Conferences!

As Autumn quickly approaches and conference season begins, the Akron Biotech team is preparing to participate in several events showcasing talks by leading industry experts and exhibitions spanning the cell, gene and biotech therapeutic industries. These events offer a great opportunity for Akron to better understand our clients’ challenges, global regulatory directives and how our