Morning Workshops

*Virtual Event | All Timings: Eastern Time*

WORKSHOP A

Managing Digital Transformation with the End-User in Mind

Tuesday October 26, 9.00am - 11.00am

alicia dixon
will shingler

Workshop Leaders

Alicia Dixon

Senior Director Cell Therapy Patient Services US

Gamida Cell

William Shingler

Senior Director Patient & Cell Management

Autolus

  • Designing a user-friendly ‘dream’ digital system to manage end-to-end supply chains for cell therapies
  • Considering the key features to include, and discussing how digital systems could support decentralized care
  • Linking digital systems to create a full patient profile with long-term follow up from previous and post-treatments
  • Building a data ecosystem to capture the entire patient journey and product characteristic
  • Providing an overview of enabling systems for digital transformation, and highlighting remaining areas of unmet need

WORKSHOP B

Transferring Tech to a Contract Manufacturing Organization Effectively whilst Maintaining IP and Quality

Tuesday October 26, 9.00am - 11.00am

cindy mcnab
Dan Bright Cellectis

Workshop Leader

Cindy McNab

Supply Chain Director 

Allogene Therapeutics

Daniel Bright

Director of Manufacturing Operations

Cellectis

  • Sharing experience and best practice of working with CMOs, addressing concerns over IP protection, and creating agreements which ensure reliable, high-quality production
  • Creating a reliable and trust-worthy network with clear channels of communication to do scale up and tech transfer
  • Forecasting demand and securing manufacturing slots with the required expertise
  • Creating a ‘one-stop-shop’ for tech transfer covering cryopreservation, packaging, shipping, labelling and logistics
  • Discussing formulation development from a supply chain perspective and ensuring shipments are ready

Afternoon Workshops

*Virtual Event | All Timings: Eastern Time*

WORKSHOP C

Optimising Leukapheresis and Cryopreservation for Autologous and Allogeneic Products

Tuesday October 26, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Lizette Caballero
blair grimes

Workshop Leaders

Lizette Caballero

CAR-T Apheresis Site Liaison

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Blair Grimes

Clinical Supply Chain Manger 

Precision BioSciences

  • Designing logistics networks for cryopreserved and fresh products and comparing in house to outsourced cell collection and cryopreservation
  • Ensuring continuous supply during times of global disruption by sourcing back up donors, and implementing safety measures for clinical operations in a pandemic
  • Contrasting the use of fresh vs. frozen products, the pros and cons for patients, and sharing case studies around handling each
  • Setting up centralized vs. distributed leukapheresis and cryopreservation centers, discussing the advantages of consistency and challenges of transport and distance
  • Providing an introduction to cryobiology for the supply chain expert, and how cryopreservation steps, temperature control, and shipping can impact quality attributes and patient outcomes

WORKSHOP D

Carrying Out Internal Supply Chain Tech Transfer With Diverse Sites in Large Multi-National Networks

Tuesday October 26, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

mary sell

Workshop Leader

Mary Sell

CAR-T Cell Collection Operations Senior Manager

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

  • Sharing experience of scaling supply chains to new sites within a company
  • Managing the internal diversity of sites and site expertise whilst maintaining quality and integrity of supply chain and logistics networks
  • Creating a feedback loop from sites on tech transfer best practice, needs and challenges
  • Outlining the potential variation between sites such as GMP experience vs. CAR-T experience, and how to manage this diversity
  • Managing formulation development operations