Regener8 Annual Conference 2013: Translating Regenerative Therapies to a Global Market

October 16, 2013

On 10th October 2013, delegates gathered at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, UK, for the Regener8 Annual Conference 2013.

Delegates heard from internationally-respected RegenMed experts who shared insight and best practice in the latest regenerative medicine research and discussed the challenges and opportunities in progressing regenerative therapies into the clinic. Keynote speakers were:

There were also presentations about commercialising regenerative therapies from the perspectives of different sized companies, followed by a panel discussion involving:

There was a lot of discussion about the commercial challenges, including reimbursement approval, and evidently a lot more work needs to be done to significantly reduce the high cost of goods for the majority of products in the RegenMed pipeline.  This includes the ‘lower cost’ therapies.

It is essential that product and process engineers / developers need to be involved from an earlier stage to contribute to the therapy development, including the Target Product Profile (TPP) and how it will be delivered.

Before the industry achieves critical mass, we would suggest that it is in all our interests to engage in pre-competitive collaboration in the development of a range of delivery devices and enabling technologies. This will reduce costs, and allow focus on the core therapies.

Development of these devices and systems will require experienced clinical, scientific and engineering skill sets, along with inputs from regulatory, risk management, human factors and manufacturing, amongst others.


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