Fill and finish is a critical and high-value step in cell therapy manufacturing. At this stage, the cells have been through a tedious manufacturing process and maintaining their potency and viability through this step is of utmost importance. Currently, this step of final formulation heavily relies on manual processes that bring inherent user-dependent variability, and it becomes unsustainable with the demand for increased output in a manufacturing setting. The necessity to reduce open process steps, ensure process traceability & temperature control and minimize DMSO contact time with cells, establishes the need for automation at this step. Implementing automation at this step not only ensures a highly consistent product, it may also be an effective way to reduce risk at a critical step to support product delivery to the patients, while also reducing manufacturing costs.
In this webinar, Dalip Sethi, PhD, will discuss considerations for a closed, automated solution to fill & finish challenges.
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