Cell Therapy - TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS) Committee

 

Cell Therapy - TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS) Committee

Mission Statement

 

To establish a platform where an international network of experts from multiple sectors (public and private sector research scientists, regulators, clinicians, health foundations, and technology developers) can collaborate sharing knowledge, experience and resources in the rapidly evolving field of cell therapy.

HESI CT-TRACS Survey: “Assessing the Needs for Cell-Based Therapies Translation”

CT-TRACS developed a survey to hear directly from the stakeholders with hands-on experience about the current gaps and needs encountered at the stage of safety evaluations of cellular therapies. The survey reflects the two areas of focus of this HESI Emerging Issues sub-committee: 1) tracking cells in vivo at the point of administration and short term biodistribution; and 2) methods of evaluation for tumorigenicity safety. The results of this survey will be included in future committee publications.

To complete the online survey, please click here

More activities in this space were discussed during a special HESI CT-TRACS session at ISCT 2017 in London this past May. Visit the event link below for more details. We had an exciting panel of speakers, representing all sectors, in particular: Celsence, GE Healthcare, Johns Hopkins University, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, the National Institute of Health Sciences from Japan (NIHS) and Asterias.

Committee Contacts

HESI Staff

Lucilia Mouries, PhD
lmouries@hesiglobal.org

Alexandra Feitel
afeitel@hesiglobal.org

 

Leadership Team

William Shingleton, PhD
GE Healthcare

Gregory Mullen, PhD, FRSC
King's College London

Carla Herberts, PhD
Medicines Evaluation Board

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Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Meeting

Join the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) for the 32nd Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs Nov. 8-12, 2017 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Brooke Helfer will be presenting a poster developed by the CT-TRACS committee for the "Emerging Models and Imaging" conference: Cell Therapy--TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS): The Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)'s New Collaborative Effort to Address the Challenges of Cell Therapies Translation. Brooke Helfer, Carla Herberts, Jan Willem van der Laan, Vladimir Ponomarev, William Shingleton, Keiji Yamamoto, Lucilia Pereira Mouries.

The poster sessions will occur in the poster hall on Friday, November 10 from 12:30-2:00 PM and 6:30-8:00 PM. The poster ID is P299.

 

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