Automation in cell and gene therapy manufacturing:from past to future


As more and more cell and gene therapies are being developed and with the increasing number of regulatory approvals being obtained, there is an emerging and pressing need for industrial translation. Process efficiency, associated cost drivers and regulatory requirements are issues that need to be addressed before industrialisation of cell and gene therapies can be established. Automation has the potential to address these issues and pave the way towards commercialisation and mass production as it has been the case for ‘classical’ production industries. This review provides an insight into how automation can help address the manufacturing issues arising from the development of large-scale manufacturing processes for modern cell and gene therapy. The existing automated technologies with applicability in cell and gene therapy manufacturing are summarized and evaluated here.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Automation,Bioreactors,Cell therapy,Gene therapy,Manufacturing,Biotechnology,Bioengineering,Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Publication ISSN: 1573-6776
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 07:18
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 08:53
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PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2019-11-01
Published Online Date: 2019-09-20
Accepted Date: 2019-09-12
Authors: Moutsatsou, P.
Ochs, J.
Schmitt, R. H.
Hewitt, C. J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6988-6071)
Hanga, M. P. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2427-4052)



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