Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 6th Annual

Cell Therapy Manufacturing

Commercializing Cell-Based Therapies

August 14-15, 2019

Cell therapy is one of the most exciting areas of biotech today. But how will we manufacture these products at scale? And what platforms, technologies and cell processes can we expect to see in the future? Do the answers lie in traditional biomanufacturing methods or custom-made processes?

CHI’s Cell Therapy Manufacturing conference takes an in-depth look at the practical challenges of manufacturing autologous and allogenic cell therapies at scale, with dedicated sessions on cell processing, scalability, bioreactors, next-generation production technologies, automation, closed systems, supply chain and facility design. The meeting will feature extensive sessions on autologous and allogeneic production platforms, CAR Ts, NK cells, TCRs and manufacturing CRISPR-based CAR Ts at scale.   

Coverage will include, but is not limited to:

  • Cell therapy manufacturing at commerical scale – what are the challenges?
  • Beyond CAR T 1.0 – manufacturing gene-edited CAR Ts, NK cells, TCRs
  • Strategies for optimizing process development and reducing COGS – new technologies, automation, PAT
  • Next-generation manufacturing technologies – end-to-end manufacturing
  • Cell processing –  bead and non-bead technologies, changing mid process
  • Implementing automated, closed and integrated systems – moving from small to large scale
  • Unique challenges in CAR T production – lentivrus supply, end-to-end manufacturing
  • Centralized and de-centralized manufacturing networks
  • Process validation – linking patient to healthy donor, regulatory implications
  • Operations and logistics
    • Freezing and thawing
    • Internal versus external manufacturing
    • CMO management throughout development lifecycle? Are there enough?
    • Harvesting cells to and from manufacturing site
    • Managing manufacturing execution systems and chain of custody
    • Facility design and flexibility
    • Supply chain security

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for priority consideration is February 11, 2019.

All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Daniel Barry

Senior Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-247-6266


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Companies A-K
Sherry Johnson
Senior Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-1359

Companies L-Z
Carolyn Benton
Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5412