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

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A Note to Our Valued Partners Regarding COVID-19   As we continue to deal with the challenges and uncertainty of Covid-19 Virus, our priority is to ensure the safety of our employees while minimizing any potential impact to our valued customers and partners.  Therefore, we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that our

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