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In the early clinical development stage of autologous cell therapy manufacture, labor costs often dominate the overall cost of goods (CoGs) sold. However, as manufacturing scales out, the cost of materials — including media and reagents, consumables, and viral vectors — increases as a percentage of the total CoGs. Ultimately, economies of scale can be achieved with autologous cell therapy processing. However, in order to widen access to these life-saving treatments, it’s crucial that manufacturers utilize solutions that can support reductions in labor costs.
In this webinar, our speakers will explain how you can reduce labor time for certain critical steps of autologous cell therapy manufacturing by using automated and closed systems. They’ll compare operator tasks in a standard process versus a process using Cytiva systems for specific steps, such as cell expansion, mononuclear cell enrichment, and cryopreservation.
- Identify the challenges faced in the industry today
- Understand the benefits of automated and closed systems
- Discover how Cytiva systems such as Xuri™ Cell Expansion System W25, Sepax™ C-Pro system, and VIA Freeze™ instruments can help to reduce labor time and save costs
Yen Kong, PhD
Field Application Scientist for Cell Therapy, USCAN
Dr. Yen Kong is currently a Field Application Scientist based in Marlborough, Massachusetts supporting cell therapy customers in the US and Canada on their process development needs. Before his current role, Yen was a Development Scientist in R&D involved with developing the next generation bioreactor for closed and automated expansion of cell therapies.
Jeeheon Kang, PhD
GM Cell Therapy FAS Leader, APAC
Jeeheon received a Ph.D. in genetic engineering from Seoul National University, worked as a project manager at Asan medical center, and has been working as a Cytiva Cell Therapy Field Application Specialist for four years. Based on her knowledge of the cell therapy equipment from Cytiva, she is conducting customer seminars, trainings, and demonstration experiments to support customers for better therapy.
Field Application Specialist for Cell Therapy, EMEA
Prior to joining Cytiva as a Field Application Specialist nearly 1,5 years ago, Janôt was working inside a GMP manufacturing facility, being hands-on with patient material to create several cell therapies that are currently in clinical and commercial phase. He has experienced the benefits of using automated instruments that can standardize and close the manufacturing process and reduce contamination risk.