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Forge Biologics

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Forge Biologics is a hybrid gene therapy contract manufacturing and therapeutics development company. Forge’s mission is to enable access to life changing gene therapies and help bring them from idea to reality. Forge has a 200,000+ square foot facility in Columbus, Ohio, The Hearth, to serve as its headquarters. The Hearth is a custom-designed cGMP facility dedicated to AAV vector manufacturing and will host end-to-end manufacturing services to accelerate gene therapy programs from preclinical through clinical and commercial stage manufacturing. By taking a patients-first approach, Forge aims to accelerate the timelines of these transformative medicines for those who need them the most.  To learn more, visit www.forgebiologics.com

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Sartorius is a leading international supplier of products and services that enable the biopharmaceutical industry to develop and manufacture drugs safely and efficiently. As a total solutions provider, Sartorius offers a portfolio covering nearly all steps of biopharmaceutical manufacture. The company focuses on single-use technologies and value-added services to meet the rapidly changing technology requirements of the industry it serves. 

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MilliporeSigma

Bronze Sponsor & Exhibitor

MilliporeSigma, a leader in life science, is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.  Science is at the heart of everything we do – it drives the discoveries we make and the technologies we create.  Our products and services help you safely and efficiently develop and manufacture cell and gene therapies.  Our 30+ years of global expertise integrating leading manufacturing technologies with process development, scale-up, analytical development and biosafety testing is here to help you accelerate your path to cures.  Draw on our experience to bring your cell and gene therapies to life.  www.sigmaaldrich.com/genetherapy

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Corning Incorporated

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Corning offers a range of innovative solutions for efficient scale-up of adherent and suspension cell cultures for cell and gene therapy research and production. Whether your goal is stem cell expansion or viral vector production, our platforms, including HYPERStack® vessels, the high-yield Ascent® FBR™ system, our suspension seed train solutions including our new Rocking Bioreactor, polystyrene and dissolvable microcarriers, and closed system solutions can help get you there. Choose from hundreds of vessels, the widest selection of cell culture surfaces, and custom media in a variety of single-use technology configurations.

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BioPharma Excellence

Silver Sponsor

Biopharma Excellence partners with biopharmaceutical companies on their journeys toward the development and delivery of scientific advances and product breakthroughs. The Biopharma Excellence worldwide team of experts comprises multidisciplinary scientists; specialists in cell and gene therapies, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and process development; clinicians; and former regulators. Biopharma Excellence has a proven record of developing solutions to the typical scientific, regulatory and commercialization challenges unique to biopharmaceutical companies. We devise those global solutions while grounded in major regulatory markets across Europe, the United States and Australia. Together we deliver your vision.  Contact us at www.Biopharma-Excellence.com.

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Aldevron

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Aldevron serves the biotechnology industry with custom production of nucleic acids, proteins, and antibodies. Featuring the largest and most modern GMP plasmid DNA facility in the world, thousands of clients use Aldevron-produced plasmids, RNA and gene editing enzymes for projects ranging from research grade to clinical trials to commercial applications. These products are critical raw materials and key components in commercially available drugs and medical devices. Aldevron specializes in GMP manufacturing and is known for inventing the GMP-SourceTM quality system. Company headquarters are in Fargo, North Dakota, with additional facilities in Madison, Wisconsin, and Freiburg, Germany.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor

As the world leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is uniquely positioned to provide the quality materials, services and support needed to accelerate the pace of advanced therapy development. Our portfolio of trusted and recognized products and services enables us to provide comprehensive solutions to support every step of the advanced cell therapy process ‘ from cell collection through manufacture to clinical site delivery. Through our Thermo Scientific, Applied BioSystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Fisher Clinical Services, Unity Lab Services, and Gibco Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) brands, we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.’

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Sexton Biotechnologies

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Sexton Biotechnologies provides products and services to those creating cell and gene therapies that will save and improve the lives of our patients. Stemming from the Medieval Latin, the Sexton was to be wise, humble, and committed to serving the needs of their community. Our products perform to both protect and enhance the innovative work being done in labs across the world to accelerate the path toward clinical success and provide a better life for our patients.

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Oxford BioMedica (UK) Ltd

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Oxford Biomedica is developing life-changing gene therapies for patients with high unmet medical needs. Our unique LentiVector’ platform, a proprietary lentiviral vector gene delivery platform, has enabled the successful development of breakthrough gene and cell-based medicines, including the first approved CAR-T therapy in the US and in Europe. We have strong partnerships with leaders in the field, including Novartis, Orchard Therapeutics, Sanofi, Axovant, Santen, Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium and Imperial Innovations. Oxford Biomedica has a long and broad clinical and commercial track record in the gene therapy field spanning over 22 years. We were the first to administer lentiviral vector gene therapy directly to patients and the first FDA, EMA and PDMA-approved commercial supplier of lentiviral vectors in the world. Several hundreds of patients have safely received ex vivo and in vivo treatment with therapies that use our vectors. Our own portfolio of products includes candidates in the fields on oncology, ophthalmology and CNS disorders. We continuously invest in our platform and plan to continue our preclinical R&D to discover new products.’

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Lonza Ltd

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

At Lonza Cell & Gene Technologies, we provide contract development and manufacturing services that enable pharma and biotech companies to realize life-changing cell & gene therapies for their patients. From the building blocks of life to the delivery of your therapy to patients, our solutions are created to simplify your outsourcing experience and provide a reliable outcome when you expect it. Our unmatched expertise in process development, paired with our standardized, systematic approach to cGMP manufacturing have already demonstrated our ability and capabilities to successfully take cell & gene therapies to commercialization time and time again. We continuously invest to solve not just the current, but also the future challenges. Together, let’s realize your life-changing therapy.