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Starting 2021 Dates TBC
LIVE Online Course
Starting 2021 Dates TBC

LIVE Online Course

Understand key manufacturing principles for Cell, Gene-Modified Cell and Gene Therapies

Course Overview

The Cell & Gene Therapy industry is a rapidly growing area of medicine. However, although both cell and gene therapies offer a regenerative approach to treat disease, their modes of action and individual manufacturing techniques are largely different from one another.

Over 6 sessions, this course will take you on a deep dive into the different product types that exist under the Cell & Gene Therapy umbrella, then compare key manufacturing principles. You will consider aspects such as viral vector vs. non-viral vector genetic manipulation methods in gene and gene-modified cell therapies, EU & US expectations when working with cells, and the importance of cryogenics to safeguard and transport your product to the patient.

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.

Students will learn through:

  • Live interactive 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?

Product types

Familiarise yourself with the different types of products which exist in the Cell & Gene Therapy Industry, including: induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), CAR T and haematopoietic stem cells

Manufacturing practices

Take a deep dive into the manufacturing fundamentals of the different types of products that exist and understand where similarities and differences arise


Consider the influence of patient location and transportation on manufacturing a Cell or Gene Therapy product


Understand the importance of developing an effective freeze/thaw protocol and appreciate how getting this process wrong can sabotage your whole product

Case studies

Consolidate the knowledge you have learned by looking at two industry case studies looking at manufacturing haematopoietic stem cells and lentiviral vectors for Beta Thalassaemia, as well as looking at CAR T manufacture

Who is this course for?

This course is applicable to people who are interested in entering Cell & Gene Therapy manufacturing, as well as those already new to a manufacturing-based role. This course may also be applicable to those in more senior-level roles who need to understand the key manufacturing principles of the industry. Relevant departments may include:

  • Process Development
  • Research & Development
  • Logistics
  • Clinical Staff
  • Transportation
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Development

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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