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CT-TRACS Committee and NIH/NHLBI PACT Program Joint Webinar

Web seminar, hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PACT Program

The HESI Cell Therapy – TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS) Committee is pleased to present a webinar on “Methods for Cellular Tracking Cells In Vivo and Following Biodistribtion” in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PACT Program. Cell therapies show great therapeutic promise in the fields of regenerative medicine and immunotherapy. To realize their full clinical potential, there is a need for greater understanding of their mode of action, how they migrate after administration to deliver their therapeutic benefits, their persistence at sites of action, and whether their properties, localization, or distribution may cause safety issues. Currently, there are several existing and many emerging tools available to develop pharmacokinetic data on these cell-derived therapies to improve our understanding of the mechanism of action and demonstrate on target delivery, but adoption by clinical investigators has been limited.

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	Methods for Cellular Therapies: Tracking Cells In Vivo and Assessing Biodistribution in Patients
What are your cells doing? Where do they go?

The HESI Cell Therapy - TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS) Committee is pleased to present a webinar on "Methods for Cellular Therapies: Tracking Cells In Vivo and Assessing Biodistribution in Patients" in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PACT Program.

In this web seminar, CT-TRACS Committee speakers will provide an overview of technologies currently available for use in patients, how these are relevant to evaluate safety and efficacy aspects of cellular therapies, and the importance of collaboration to address challenges and needs facing the translation of cell therapies into the clinic​.

Details:

  • Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
  • Registration: Details coming soon
CT-TRACS Web Seminar Image v2

 

Speakers:

  • Bill Shingleton, PhD, Alliances Manager at Cytiva
  • Brooke Helfer, PhD, Director of Research and Development at Celsense, Inc.
  • David Morrow, PhD, MBA, ATMP and Vaccine Scientific Program Manager at EATRIS

Cell therapies show great therapeutic promise in the fields of regenerative medicine and immunotherapy. To realize their full clinical potential, there is a need for greater understanding of their mode of action, how they migrate after administration to deliver their therapeutic benefits, their persistence at sites of action, and whether their properties, localization, or distribution may cause safety issues. Currently, there are several existing and many emerging tools available to develop pharmacokinetic data on these cell-derived therapies to improve our understanding of the mechanism of action and demonstrate on-target delivery, but adoption by clinical investigators has been limited.

The HESI CT-TRACS Committee provides a neutral platform to identify key needs for assessing the safety of cell therapies as well as opportunities to meet these needs, and for cell therapy developers, researchers, regulators, imaging specialists, and other stakeholders to interact, discuss current challenges, and identify best practices to ensure that these therapies are safe and effective for use.

The ultimate goal is to facilitate a dialogue with the international community and initiate an interactive discussion with all stakeholders about opportunities to address the challenges facing the translation of cell therapies into the clinic.

 

Webinar Objectives:

  • To learn about available and emerging noninvasive cell tracking modalities and their value in assessing cell fate and safety in vivo
  • To bring awareness on how the application of existing cell tracking technologies, methods, and best practices can benefit the clinical translation of cell therapies
  • To emphasize the need for dialogue with the international community and discuss opportunities to address the challenges facing the translation of cell therapies into the clinic
  • To understand the importance of therapy developers communicating practical challenges and needs to aid the development of enabling technologies and tools addressing those needs

 

For more information, please contact the CT-TRACS Committee's Senior Scientific Program Manager, Dr. Lucilia Mouriès at lmouries@hesiglobal.org.

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What are your cells doing? Where do they go?

The HESI Cell Therapy - TRAcking, Circulation, & Safety (CT-TRACS) Committee is pleased to present a webinar on "Methods for Cellular Therapies: Tracking Cells In Vivo and Assessing Biodistribution in Patients" in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) PACT Program.

In this web seminar, CT-TRACS Committee speakers will provide an overview of technologies currently available for use in patients, how these are relevant to evaluate safety and efficacy aspects of cellular therapies, and the importance of collaboration to address challenges and needs facing the translation of cell therapies into the clinic​.

Details:

  • Date: Thursday, 3 September 2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
  • Registration: Details coming soon
CT-TRACS Web Seminar Image v2

 

Speakers:

  • Bill Shingleton, PhD, Alliances Manager at Cytiva
  • Brooke Helfer, PhD, Director of Research and Development at Celsense, Inc.
  • David Morrow, PhD, MBA, ATMP and Vaccine Scientific Program Manager at EATRIS

Cell therapies show great therapeutic promise in the fields of regenerative medicine and immunotherapy. To realize their full clinical potential, there is a need for greater understanding of their mode of action, how they migrate after administration to deliver their therapeutic benefits, their persistence at sites of action, and whether their properties, localization, or distribution may cause safety issues. Currently, there are several existing and many emerging tools available to develop pharmacokinetic data on these cell-derived therapies to improve our understanding of the mechanism of action and demonstrate on-target delivery, but adoption by clinical investigators has been limited.

The HESI CT-TRACS Committee provides a neutral platform to identify key needs for assessing the safety of cell therapies as well as opportunities to meet these needs, and for cell therapy developers, researchers, regulators, imaging specialists, and other stakeholders to interact, discuss current challenges, and identify best practices to ensure that these therapies are safe and effective for use.

The ultimate goal is to facilitate a dialogue with the international community and initiate an interactive discussion with all stakeholders about opportunities to address the challenges facing the translation of cell therapies into the clinic.

 

Webinar Objectives:

  • To learn about available and emerging noninvasive cell tracking modalities and their value in assessing cell fate and safety in vivo
  • To bring awareness on how the application of existing cell tracking technologies, methods, and best practices can benefit the clinical translation of cell therapies
  • To emphasize the need for dialogue with the international community and discuss opportunities to address the challenges facing the translation of cell therapies into the clinic
  • To understand the importance of therapy developers communicating practical challenges and needs to aid the development of enabling technologies and tools addressing those needs

 

For more information, please contact the CT-TRACS Committee's Senior Scientific Program Manager, Dr. Lucilia Mouriès at lmouries@hesiglobal.org.

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