LRMN and the Cell Therapy Catapult – April 2015

Written by Emily Culme-Seymour

The April 2015 meeting of the London Regenerative Medicine Network is focused on logistics, a key bottleneck for the delivery of cell therapies into the clinic. This meeting features three leading experts, who will discuss their experiences and offer potential solutions for the future using real-world clinical examples.

This meeting is the third meeting supported by the Cell Therapy Catapult. The Cell Therapy Catapult believe that through science and industry, along with their own in house expertise in cell and gene therapies, they will one day provide better treatments that will ease suffering and improve quality of life, whilst building a global industry the UK can be truly proud of. The Cell Therapy Catapult, supported by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board), advances products into early clinical trials, providing clinical, technical, manufacturing, regulatory, health economics and market access expertise. There is a focus on collaboration and lowering barriers to investment and funding.

The meeting will take place on Monday 27th April 2015 at 6.00pm in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, University College London — a short walk from Euston Square, Goodge Street and Warren Street Tube Stations and Euston Station.

Registration in Haldane Room (Wilkins Building, UCL): 6.00 – 6.25pm
Presentations in Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building, UCL): 6.30 – 8.25pm
Networking Reception in Haldane Room (Wilkins Building, UCL): 8.25 – 10.00pm



18.00 – Registration over tea and coffee in the Haldane Room (Wilkins Building, UCL)

18.25 – Walk up to the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre (Wilkins Building, UCL)

18.30 – Welcome – Dr. Stephen Ward (Cell Therapy Catapult) and Dr. Emily Culme-Seymour (LRMN)

18.35 – Bringing Personalised Cell Therapy To the Market – Gregg Sando, Cell Medica (London, UK)

19.05 – Q and A

19.10 – Cell and Gene Therapy Supply Chain Operational Challenges – Sadia L’Baouch, GSK (Stevenage, UK)

19.40 – Q and A

19.45 – Logistics for Cell Therapy Products: Experiences and Concerns for the Future – Robert Perry, Athersys (Cleveland, OH, US)

20.15 – Q and A

20.20 – Closing remarks – Dr. Stephen Ward (Cell Therapy Catapult) and Dr. Emily Culme-Seymour (LRMN)

20.25 – 22.00 – LRMN Reception – Network whilst enjoying a glass of wine or two in the Haldane Room (Wilkins Building, UCL)



CORPORATE SPONSOR: Cell Therapy Catapult (

PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT: ‘Regenerative Medicine’ (


PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO LECTURE THEATRE SEATING CAPACITY, IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST REGISTER, OTHERWISE UNFORTUNATELY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GAIN ADMISSION. Seat allocation is on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to attend, all that is required is to email [email protected] and type ‘I will attend’ in the subject box. Please only register if you can definitely make the meeting. If you have to cancel later do please let us know.

The LRMN Team very much look forward to welcoming you at 6.00pm on Monday 27th April 2015 for an event that will focus on logistics for cell therapy products.