Online Event: Bringing innovation to patients

Challenges and possible pitfalls in bringing innovative ideas to the market: Online learning course for biotech start-ups and translational researchers.

© Cytiva




10 Mai 2022 | 14:00 - 18:00 Uhr | digital



Biotech start-ups and groups working on translational projects start with great ideas. However, with an overall success rate of less than 5% for drug discovery projects to ever make it to the market.


There are several challenges including the formal demand on quality and CMC, the obligation to comply with regulatory agencies, as well as the lack of sector-specific business knowledge and network. Also, the scalability of lab solutions is often not well understood, laboratory scientists’ interpretation of what ‘scalable’ means may be magnitudes short of what is needed for clinical production.


This event aims to address some of these challenges, generate awareness for possible pitfalls start-ups and translational groups might encounter during their exciting journey.


Several industry experts are invited to share their experience and knowledge:


  1. Marcus Luther (Charité) – Twilight Zone: Product Development by Researchers

  2. Ferdinand Salomon (PVT) – Experience from: Prime vector technologies

  3. Johannes Hackenthal (THT Biomaterialien) – Experience from: THT-Biomaterials

  4. George White (Cytiva) – Process development and the landscape of Cell therapy

  5. Melanie Sorensen & Limin Wang (Cytiva) – Introduction into Regulatory, cGMP and aspects to consider

  6. Günter Jagschies (Gemini Bioprocessing) – The Future of Disease, Biotherapeutics & Biomanufacturing

  7. Henrik Ihre (Cytiva) – Process considerations in Downstream



Registration starts in April.