Cell Therapies

Filling Industry Gaps with Dedicated Cell Therapy Fluid Transfer Sets

For years, availability has cornered cell therapy manufacturers into utilizing transfer sets intended for other industries and applications. These transfer sets or accessory sets are not designed for cell therapy, and therefore lack key requirements, essential to clinical and commercial manufacturing. Many current personalized cell therapies are highly manual in practice, and require numerous ancillary components and handling steps. Modifications to these processes further complicate this inherently challenging process. These deviations impact the reproducibility of the manufacturing platform, as well…

A summary of how to develop a cell therapy from concept to market authorization

Cell therapies offer new opportunities for the treatment of disease and injury but considerable infrastructure and a complex range of activities and expertise are required to translate a promising cell therapy product into clinical use. Suppliers, developers, regulators, and care givers need to interact cooperatively in order to bring therapies to patients in the most efficient, safe, and economically viable way and GE Healthcare is working with the Karolinska University Hospital to investigate more effective routes for bringing potential cell…

Efficacy and Utility of New EXP-Pak Closed-System Disposable Cell Expansion Bags Designed for Cell Therapy Applications

Clinical cellular therapy applications often times require a cell expansion or maturation step prior to use. Traditionally, cell expansion or cell culture is performed in “open” systems including multi-well culture dishes or tissue culture flasks. These “open” steps present risks and are not ideal for larger-scale manufacturing. The new EXP-Pak™ cell expansion container offered by Charter Medical, Ltd. is a closed-system, gas permeable bag intended for expansion and culture of non-adherent cells. The data demonstrate that the EXP-Pak™ cell expansion…

Freeze-Pak STS

Freeze-Pak™ STS Bio-Containers and STS Shippers: Offering a New Single-Use Solution for Frozen Storage and Transport to -80°C

Frozen storage is commonly achieved with single-use containers and enables manufacturing process flexibility, long-term product stability and minimizes logistics challenges.  While single-use containers are available for storage and transport of frozen products, some require a significant investment while others don’t offer the necessary support and protection. Charter Medical has recently developed a new single-use frozen storage and transport shipping solution designed to complement the single-use Freeze-Pak™ STS (FP-STS) bio-containers which were engineered specifically for frozen storage applications. The bags and…