Cell & Gene Therapy Strategies

At Precision, we understand that you can’t run a cell or gene therapy development program using conventional clinical development processes. From regulatory strategies to product handling logistics to reimbursement, there are different challenges at each stage that you need to overcome-challenges we know how to plan for. Whether you just need strategic support or a full clinical development partner, we have the experience and expertise to help you succeed.

Cell & Gene Therapy Strategies

At Precision, we understand that you can’t run a cell or gene therapy development program using conventional clinical development processes. From regulatory strategies to product handling logistics to reimbursement, there are different challenges at each stage that you need to overcome-challenges we know how to plan for. Whether you just need strategic support or a full clinical development partner, we have the experience and expertise to help you succeed.

Precision cell & gene therapy development strategies

Put our logistics and cell and gene therapy expertise to work for you

Leverage Precision’s cell & gene therapy experience

Our team has extensive first-hand experience working on all aspects of cell and gene therapy trials, including several first-generation autologous cell therapeutics

  • We have processes, procedures, and forms that are unique to cell and gene therapy trials
  • We have an internal Adoptive Cell Therapy Working group that keeps our Precision teams informed on industry advances and the current Cell Therapy-specific aspects of:
    • The regulatory environment
    • Manufacturing and logistics management
    • Site selection
    • Start up materials and plans
    • Staff training
    • Data considerations
    • Patient safety management
Plan with Precision’s cell & gene therapy experts

Our team understands cell therapy & gene therapy studies from all angles-translational science, clinical development, and clinical trial operations, especially product handling logistics

  • Our experts have worked on all aspects of cell and gene therapy clinical trials, including
    • Protocol review and development
    • Biomarker strategy development and implementation
    • SAP review
    • Clinical/project management
    • Logistical coordination through product lifecycle
    • Medical monitoring
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Data management
    • Regulatory and site start-up
    • Biometrics oversight
    • Medical writing
    • Statistics & statistics programming

Delivering on the promise of cell therapy: Challenges and trends

Are you familiar with the nuances of EU regulations?

What constitutes a GMO can vary from country to country

One nuance of the EU regulatory landscape is the existence of two different risk classifications for GMOs-contained use (Directive 2009/31/ EC) and deliberate release (Directive 2001/18/ EC)-which may impact the development of cell therapy products. Contained use is defined as any activity with GMOs for which specific containment measures are used to limit their contact with the environment1.

Deliberate release refers to any intentional introduction into the environment of a GMO or a combination of GMOs for which no specific containment measures are used to limit their contact with, and to provide a high level of safety for, the general population and the environment2. Sponsors must decide which category the cell therapy falls under and make justification for that decision, keeping in mind that in some EU member states any GMO is considered deliberate release by default, even in the context of a clinical trial.

  1. Directive 2009/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms (Recast) (Text with EEA relevance). EUR-Lex website. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32009L0041. Accessed August 29, 2019.
  2. Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms and repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC – Commission Declaration. EUR-Lex website. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32001L0018. Accessed August 29, 2019.
“We have decades of experience in clinical trials and how to think these through to minimize risks and increase chances of getting approval”

Gerald Messerschmidt, MD, FACP
CMO and member of the Precision Adoptive Cell Therapy Working Group

“We have decades of experience in clinical trials and how to think these through to minimize risks and increase chances of getting approval”

Gerald Messerschmidt, MD, FACP
CMO and member of the Precision Adoptive Cell Therapy Working Group

Tell us about your project requirements

Our cell and gene therapy experts are ready to provide guidance on your clinical development strategy. Start the conversation today.

Tell us about your project requirements

Our cell and gene therapy experts are ready to provide guidance on your clinical development strategy. Start the conversation today.

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