Platinum

Adverum

Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. ADVM-022, utilizes a propriety vector capsid, AAV.7m8, carrying an aflibercept coding sequence under the control of a proprietary expression cassette. ADVM-022 is administered as a one-time intravitreal injection, designed to deliver long-term efficacy and reduce the burden of frequent anti-VEGF injections, optimize patient compliance and improve vision outcomes for wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy patients. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

Biopharma Excellence

Biopharma Excellence is THE consulting company for biopharmaceutical drug development and regulatory strategies. Biopharma Excellence supports clients to bring their ideas to approval. The Biopharma Excellence team comprises experienced experts with proven track records coming from agencies, industry or service providers. We are THE experts for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) such as cell, tissue and gene therapies. Biopharma Excellence has supported numerous unique ATMP development projects by preparing and executing tailored strategies in order to speed up the process from early-stage development to initiation of clinical studies up to marketing authorization.

Oxgene

OXGENE find solutions to seemingly impossible problems. We develop new technologies in mammalian cell engineering along the whole spectrum from discovery science to engineering at scale. Our unique combination of precision engineering and breakthrough science with advanced robotics and bioinformatics accelerates the rational design, manufacture and processing of complex biologics.
We work at the very edge of impossible to solve the problem of high titre virus manufacture for gene therapy treatments. We do this with high titre, high quality, suspension transient viral manufacturing systems, and with AAV and lentiviral packaging and producer cell lines. We address the challenge of speed and consistency in gene editing with our high throughput automated CRISPR platform, and we deliver the breakthrough needed to discover antibodies to membrane proteins through novel mammalian display techniques.

Sarepta

Sarepta is at the forefront of precision genetic medicine, having built an impressive and competitive position in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and more recently in gene therapies for 6 Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy diseases (LGMD), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), MPS IIIA, Pompe and other CNS-related disorders, totaling over 20 therapies in various stages of development. The Company’s programs and research focus span several therapeutic modalities, including RNA, gene therapy and gene editing. Sarepta is fueled by an audacious but important mission: to profoundly improve and extend the lives of patients with rare genetic-based diseases.

Gold

Charles River Laboratories

The journey to market for a cellular or novel gene therapy is challenging given the unique and high specialized nature of each individual program, so it is crucial to choose a partner with proven experience developing these types of treatments and navigating the regulatory hurdles often associated with them. With over 70 years of experience, Charles River has a unique and comprehensive portfolio to support the development and execution of cellular and gene therapy programs from animal model selection to discovery and safety evaluations through to clinical and CMC testing support with expertise in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Our facilities in the United States, Canada, Britain, Finland, Netherlands, and Germany form a global scientific and regulatory network, allowing us to provide our clients with flexible, comprehensive solutions to optimize results and achieve milestones in order to make it to market on time. 
 

Human Gene Therapy

Established in 1990, Human Gene Therapy is the leading peer-reviewed journal publishing exceptional, multidisciplinary research embracing all aspects of gene therapy - from basic research to new technologies to clinical development. In 2020 the Journal will mark three impressive decades by unveiling a dramatic new redesign and a renewed editorial mission. Stop by booth 29 to pick up free copies of Human Gene Therapyexplore a suite of CRISPR and gene therapy publications, and learn more about the exciting new changes coming next year. Human Gene Therapy serves as the Official Journal of ESGCT.

Orchard Therapeutics

Orchard Therapeutics is a fully integrated commercial-stage biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare diseases through innovative gene therapies.
Orchard’s portfolio of autologous ex vivo gene therapies includes Strimvelis, the first autologous ex vivo gene therapy approved by the EMA for adenosine deaminase severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID). Additional programs for primary immune deficiencies, inherited metabolic disorders and blood disorders include three advanced registrational studies for ADA-SCID, metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), clinical programs for X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD) and beta-thalassemia, as well as an extensive preclinical pipeline.
Orchard currently has offices in the U.K. and the U.S., including London, San Francisco and Boston.

Silver

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Bio-Rad Laboratories is a world leader in providing a broad range of products for the life science research and diagnostic markets. In our Life Science Group, we build the industry leading instruments, apparatus and consumables that enable advances in all key research areas from Cell Biology and Genomics through to Proteomics and Food Safety.
 
Our innovative solutions include the pioneering Droplet Digital™ PCR alongside an extensive range of systems and reagents for qPCR, chromatography, cell analysis, immunoassay, electrophoresis, western blotting, imaging and more. For complete details of our comprehensive range of products contact your local office or visit www.discover.bio-rad.com.  
 

Biocair

Biocair is a global specialist courier with over 30 years of dedicated experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science sectors. Specifically, we provide dedicated, specialised logistics services – both the systems and the people – for the scientific sector and our services are the most comprehensive of its kind available on the market.

The company has built up a unique, client-centric approach by employing scientists in front- line logistics positions and assembling a team of best-in-class industry experts in quality, cold chain and regulatory compliance amongst others. Biocair focuses on providing the most comprehensive time-sensitive and temperature-controlled logistics services available whilst delivering flexible, tailored, cost effective solutions to all clients.

The Biocair network spans more than 850 locations in over 160 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Cellex

MANY TASKS. ONE NAME: CELLEX CELL PROFESSIONALS – WE CARE FOR LIFE
Cellex is offering a broad spectrum of services for clinical as well as for research institutions in the field of cellular therapies.
Cellex started its operation with a Cellex collection center in 2001 offering stem cell collections from unrelated donors for leukaemia patients. Today Cellex is the largest and most experienced center worldwide.
Today in our state-of-the-art GMP facilities different cell therapy products are manufactured using various techniques (separation, genetic modification, expansion); processes are adapted to customers’ needs.
Our donor pool “CellCommunity” allows us to support R&D as well as clinical trials and supply research institutions worldwide with cell material.
Centralized management of all different runs with the help of secure and efficient IT solutions, developed by Cellex as well as transports worldwide support are an essential part.
Beside Cellex develops individual cell therapies and is conducting early clinical studies on new therapeutic approaches.
 

Eurogentec

The Bio-Manufacturing business unit is a cGMP accredited Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) that produces recombinant proteins and plasmids from microbial fermentation and IVT-RNA for clinical and commercial phases.
Eurogentec provides a wide range of services: process transfer and development, cGMP manufacturing, Quality Control, bulk release.
 
In 2020, Eurogentec launched a 1500L commercial line.
 
Plasmid: Cost-effective manufacturing of GMP starting material or injectable API pDNA.
rProtein: Significant experience in the protein production from Yeast (P.pastoris, S.cerevisiae, etc) and bacteria (E.coli).
IVT-RNA: Eurogentec is a pioneer in GMP in vitro transcript RNA. Our new facility can adapt to many different processes including availability of various modifications (co- or post-transcription).
 
With over 20 years of experience as CMO, you benefit from our broad manufacturing experience. Our philosophy is to establish a close partnership with our clients, adapt to their project needs and to provide them with cost and time efficient production processed.
 

FinVector

FinVector is a world leader in the research/development and cGMP manufacture of Viral-Based Gene Therapy products, with state-of-the-art facilities and a highly experienced scientific team working in the gene therapy market. We deliver a tailored service to meet and exceed our clients’ needs. With our scientific expertise and industry knowledge FVT help clients take viral-based products from pre-clinical through to commercial phase.

Gyros Protein Technologies (GPT)

Gyros Protein Technologies provides enabling peptide synthesis and bioanalytical solutions that help scientists increase biomolecule performance and productivity in research, drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development, and bioprocess applications.  Our low to mid-scale peptide synthesizer platforms are the new PurePepTM Chorus, Tribute®, Prelude® X, Symphony® X, and Sonata® XT. These solutions and our chemistries deliver uncompromising purity, flexibility, and quality for discovery and pre-clinical studies of simple to complex multifunctional peptides. Proprietary high performance nanoliter-scale immunoassay platforms, Gyrolab® xPand, Gyrolab® xP workstation and Gyrolab xPlore™, are used by scientists in leading pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO, and CMO companies for bioanalytical applications such as pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, immunogenicity, and quantitating bioprocess-related impurities. Our peptide synthesis and bioanalytical solutions accelerate your discovery, development, and manufacturing of safer biotherapeutics. Gyros Protein Technologies is a division of Mesa Laboratories - www.mesalabs.com.

KCT

KCT is newly formed research center in Kuopio, Finland. We provide high quality basic and translational research. Professional team and laboratories with cutting edge devices are providing scientific know-how and modern technologies to develop advanced therapies. We undertake science in collaboration with academic groups all over the world. Link to FinVector's GMP manufacturing, quality and regulatory teams ensures product path from research to patients.
 

Lonza Pharma & Biotech

At Lonza Pharma & Biotech, we provide contract development and manufacturing services that enable pharma and biotech companies to bring medicines to patients in need.  From the building blocks of life to the final drug product, our solutions are created to simplify your outsourcing experience and provide a reliable outcome when you expect it. Our extensive track record includes commercialization of pioneering therapies and manufacturing of a wide variety of biological and chemical drugs. We continuously invest to solve not just the current, but also the future challenges. Together, let’s bring your next medicine to life.
 

NHSBT

NHS Blood and Transplant is a national organisation within the NHS dedicated to saving and improving lives.
Our Cellular and Molecular Therapies function offers broad experience and expertise in the provision and manufacture of cell and gene therapies through our national network of GMP grade and MHRA licensed facilities.
NHSBT partner with academic, commercial and NHS organisations supporting novel cell and gene therapy programmes from concept through to clinical trial, operating a ‘not for profit’ model. 
We welcome expressions of interest for partnerships with organisations striving to develop the future of medicine in the advanced therapies space.

Polyplus-transfection

Polyplus-transfection applies its 15+ year expertise to the development of novel transfection solutions up to GMP grade for high yield transient protein and antibody production in CHO and HEK-293 cells, as well as for viral vector production for Gene and Cell Therapy (PEIpro product range).

Sartorius

Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a leading international partner of the biopharmaceutical industry. As a total solutions provider, the company helps its customers to manufacture biotech medications safely, rapidly and economically. Headquartered in Aubagne, France, Sartorius Stedim Biotech is quoted on the Eurolist of Euronext Paris. With its own manufacturing and R&D sites in Europe, North America and Asia and an international network of sales companies, Sartorius Stedim Biotech has a global reach. The Group has been annually growing by double digits on average and has been regularly expanding its portfolio by acquisitions of complementary technologies. In 2018, the company earned sales revenue of €1,212.2 million, and currently employs some 5,800 people.
 
 

Stilla Technologies

Stilla Technologies focuses on accelerating the development of next-generation genetic tests by providing innovative instrumentation for digital PCR. In 2016, Stilla Technologies launched the Naica System, the first and only dPCR solution to offer 3-color multiplexing. Other key features of the system are the speed, simplicity and versatility of its workflow.