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LIVE Online Course

Gain a thorough understanding of cell and gene therapies on this introductory course

What cell and gene therapies are, how they work, how they are made and how they are regulated

Course Overview

Cell & Gene Therapies are revolutionising modern medicine. Due to their capacity to cure diseases that were once considered incurable, this emerging industry is poised to continue growing and provide both hope to patients and exciting new opportunities to those working in the drug development sector.

Assuming no prior knowledge, this online course will lay the foundations of the industry including: core manufacturing considerations with their associated challenges, regulatory implications and sector-wide hurdles that still need to be addressed. Regardless of your job function, this course will kick start your career in the Cell & Gene Therapy Industry.

Live Online Academies

Gain real-time access to a subject matter expert delivering online training in a structured virtual classroom environment. Live online academies are virtual versions of some of our most popular face-to-face courses, delivered in bitesize sessions of 1.5-3 hours online.

Over 2 weeks students will learn through:

  • Live interactive bitesize sessions
  • Direct interaction with the trainer during live sessions
  • Participation in interactive features within sessions including polls, Q&A, break out rooms, tasks, case studies, and more
  • Revisiting recorded sessions with unlimited access for 30 days
  • Interaction with peers during live sessions and through the online forum

Timings and dates are subject to change - final confirmation will be provided with login details. Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact

What will you learn?

History of cell and gene therapies

Learn how cell and gene therapies have evolved over time

Key definitions

Distinguish between cell and gene therapies and understand important definitions, including autologous and allogeneic

Manufacturing principles

Compare and contrast between core manufacturing principles for cell and gene therapies and consider the important logistical steps to get the treatment to the patient

Regulatory landscape

Understand EMA and FDA stances on this industry within the context of aseptic GMP, chain of custody and viral safety

Common challenges

Consider key challenges standing in the way of larger-scale manufacturing, including a lack of appropriate infrastructure and lack of reimbursement models

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at new starters and is not focused on one job function. Intending to be the central course in our Cell & Gene Series learning pathway, this course intends to give pivotal knowledge to anyone who is new to the sector. Departments will vary, but may include:

  • Process development
  • Process & Research Scientists
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • C-Suite

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25% discount on Routledge books

As a student on the course you will receive a 25% discount on any Routledge books or eBooks. To view the full product range visit the Routledge website

Examples of books and eBooks within biopharmaceuticals include:

  • Gene and Cell therapies: Market Access and Funding
  • Gene and Cell Therapy: Therapeutic Mechanisms and Strategies
  • Bioprocess Engineering: Downstream Processing
  • Bioreactors: Animal Cell Culture Control for Bioprocess Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Modern Bioprocessing
  • And more