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Regulatory, Developmental and Manufacturing Challenges for ATMPs

28 - 29 September 2020

Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, London

The Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) sector has experienced a number of scientific and commercial successes and is set to grow considerably over the coming years. Through ground-breaking science and innovation the industry is providing treatments and cures for diseases that were once impossible to overcome. Although promising, due to their nature CGTs are challenging to develop, manufacture and gain regulatory approval for.  
This two-day course will provide you with a practical understanding of regulatory challenges, manufacturing concerns and clinical trial preparation for CGTs. Using case studies and relevant examples, the course will improve your understanding of the regulatory landscape and provide you with approval routes for your product. In addition, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principal difficulties in delivery and shipping, applying GMP in manufacturing and getting ready for clinical trial. 
New for 2020 blended learning experience - In addition you will receive access to digital learning containing additional reading and an online forum where you can interact with your teacher and peers. This will be made available to you 2 weeks before the course begins. 

  • Consider the current regulation in Europe and globally and investigate new developments;
  • Evaluate possible regulatory avenues for your product;
  • Build on your understanding of quality control for ATMPs, including testing, oversight of materials and release;
  • Confirm GMP manufacturing standards for ATMPs and make practical preparations for inspections;
  • Reflect on common preservation and shipping issues for ATMPs and discuss using case studies;
  • Gain guidance on the Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier for an ATMP and what should be included;
  • Optimise your preparations for clinical trials


Andrew Willis – Day 1 – Regulatory & Quality

Regulatory and Development consultant with 30 years of experience. Andrew’s management roles have seen him act as global Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs, creating business and marketing strategies for complex pharmaceutical development projects. Andrew has gained therapeutic experience in areas covering CNS, oncology, urology and pain management.

Experienced with both EU and US applications (NDA, 505 B 2, ANDA, BLA, MAA) for NCEs, generics and line extensions, with particular knowledge of sterile and biotech products. Experience covers multiple applications, scientific advice meetings, Clinical Trial applications (IND and IMPD compilation and submission), orphan drug applications. Significant Experience with novel drug delivery systems has been utilized in all of the above type of applications.

Andrew continues to provide training for all major companies and also a number of EU Member states agencies in CMC, variations and advanced regulatory affairs. He currently delivers extensive training courses available in Quality By Design, Global Module 3 Requirements, global generic development and Optimizing the Life of Your Products. Specializing in Lifecycle management, creation of new line extensions and development strategies to maximize return on investment.


Alison Wilson – Day 2 – Manufacturing and Development

Alison is an independent consultant. She has over 25 years’ experience of regulatory affairs in medicinal products, human tissue products and medical devices. Her current consultancy services include: providing strategic regulatory and development advice for a range of UK, EU and US clients seeking to develop and commercialise advanced therapy medicinal products, regenerative medicine therapies and drug-device combination products in the EU.


This course is designed for professionals interested in the area of ATMPs, or already working in it. The following departments may have a particular interest:

  • Regulatory affairs
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Manufacturing
  • Bioprocessing
  • Clinical development

Two weeks before the course starts, delegates will be enrolled on to the online element of Introduction to Regulatory, Developmental & Manufacturing Challenges for ATMPs course. Through this they will have access to:

  • Bitesize introductory videos
  • Pre-reading materials
  • Trainer information
  • Discussion forum to interact with peers and the trainer

Delegates will continue to have access to the online element, after the course has finished, for networking and development purposes.

"Good practical examples with experienced course leaders. The course material was excellent to use as a reference back at work." ~ Product Development Director, Xintela AB

I enjoyed the second day the most. The practical examples and experience shared by Alison were excellent."  ~ Medical and Drug Safety Manager, Généthon

The focus on manufacturing/CMC challenges was great.

Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate, ReNeuron

Alison's slides were really valuable - very good and varied examples given.

Senior Clinical Project Manager, Généthon

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