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Jeremy Baldwin

Year of Award: 2017 Award State: Queensland Health And Medicine > General
To explore next generation cell processing techniques to advance Australian cell based therapeutics - Germany
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Recommendations

The major recommendations from my report are as follows:

  1. Several of the cell isolation and modifications mentioned in this report hold enormous potential for the field of cell based therapies, however further work is needed to transition techniques from the lab to the clinic. Automatisation and development of high throughput systems can help overcome these technical limitations, ensures standardisation of cell therapy products, reduce the rate of human errors and decrease manufacturing costs. To do this researchers need to start branching outside the field of biology and facilitate networks and collaborations with experts from other disciplines, such as information technology, business process management and engineering.
  2. Regulators need to be more actively engaged with academia to close the gap between academia and industry. This can possibly be achieved through public outreach, engaging scientist earlier on (i.e. undergraduate science curriculum) or tying grant funding for applied cell based research projects to regulatory and technical feasibility.
  3. Increase government funding and the creation of targeted research calls to study the safety and efficacy of existing and emerging cell isolation and modification techniques. 

Keywords: Cell processing, cellular therapeutics, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering

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