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“Cellicon Valley” accelerates development and manufacturing of innovative cell & gene therapies

August 1, 2023

On this episode of the Ori Spotlight podcast, we’re joined by John Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Cell Therapy at the Center for Breakthrough Medicines.

With 20+ years of experience in cancer cell biology at Janssen and GSK, spanning small and large molecules and cell-based therapeutics, John unpicks some of the biggest challenges facing the cell and gene therapy industry.
One hot topic within the industry is the “buy versus build” approach to manufacturing. As developers invest more money in building out their own capacity, John and Jason C Foster explore whether early-stage or even larger pharmaceutical companies should build, maintain, and manufacture at a huge cost.

Located in the heart of “Cellicon Valley,” CBM boasts the world’s largest single-site advanced therapies facility. With everything on a single site, CBM aims to eliminate traditional logistical development and manufacturing bottlenecks, providing cell and gene development companies with a “home forever”.

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