Blog | July 13, 2023

ARW's CGT+RNA Manufacturing Must-Reads (Sports Cliché Edition!)

Source: Cell & Gene Collaborative
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By Anna Rose Welch, Editorial & Community Director, Advancing RNA


Day-in and day-out, I write, read, listen to, and watch as much content as I can about CGT and RNA therapy manufacturing, in particular, and/or other ATMP industry-related topics that you should at least be aware of in the manufacturing facility. Every two weeks, I compile the articles and industry updates I think are most worthy of your time into an unconventional newsletter format (below) and send them out via email.

Lucky for us, this newsletter was sent on July 13, which is smack dab in the middle of Sports Cliché Week (July 11-17). As such, I stepped up to the plate and carefully selected a sports cliché to accompany your manufacturing must-reads. Here’s hoping you think at least one of these selections hits it out of the park. Play ball!

You gotta want it!

The ball’s in your court.

They’re in a league of their own —

We must play within ourselves.

He brought his A-game today.

  • The first official interview and first published piece of editorial is a big rite of passage here at Life Science Connect.
  • Today, I’m celebrating my newest editorial colleague Tyler Menichiello, not only because he recently published his first Cell & Gene article on some of the challenges of licensing ATMP platforms from universities, but also because he didn’t pull any punches and carried out that interview in-person while visiting a Pittsburgh biotech.

On paper, they’re the team to beat.

  • In the ATMP world, it’s not just about looking good on paper — it’s also about how a product is formulated and how long it can last on a shelf at room temp.
  • Special thanks go out to one of my favorite Cell & Gene Collaborative “geneiuses” for tipping me off to this trusty “AAV Formulation Cheat Sheet,” outlining the stability, concentration, and excipient profiles of currently approved viral vector therapies.

They have all the right pieces.

It’s a slam dunk!