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Short Course: Current Trends and Future Direction in the Development of Cell and Gene Therapies

Location:  Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Course Coordinators -  Cindy Xia, Takeda, Nagendra Chemuturi, Novartis, and Johanna Mora, BMS

Confirmed Speakers:

Guangping Gao, PhD, is the Co-Director, Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research, Director, Horae Gene Therapy Center and Viral Vector Core, Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, Penelope Booth Rockwell Professor in Biomedical Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Elected fellows, both the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and American Academy of Microbiology; President, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.

Christopher SaeuiChristopher Saeui, PhD, Cell and Gene Therapy Reviewer at FDA "Preclinical Assessment of Cell and Gene Therapy Products to Support an IND"

Vibha Jawa Vibha Jawa, PhD, Director, Risk Assesment and Clinical Immunogenicity @ Merck, talk title TBA

Mark Milton Mark Milton, PhD, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, talk title TBA

Timothy Mack APA2020 Timothy Mack, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist @ Celgne/BMS, talk title TBA

Topics to be covered:

1) Preclinical aspects of CGTs

2) Clinical pharmacology of CGTs

3) Bioanalysis- techniques used, analytes measured, etc.

4) Immunogenicity

5) Shedding

6) Regulatory aspects of CGTs

7) Role for modeling and simulation and DDI


Regulated Bioanalysis


Mechanistic ADME


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APA 2020 will take place October 11-14th, 2020 at:

Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Boston, MA


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