OCTS USA 2021

OCTS USA 2021

Bringing together cell therapy specialists to develop more efficacious therapies and efficient processes in Car T, TCR, Vein-to-Vein, NK and beyond

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OCTS USA 2021

Boston, USA
17-18 November, 2021

“The event was very interesting and well organised. I liked the mixture of scientific talks with updates on current developments alongside a more practical ‘logistical and regulatory’ issues one encountered in the daily life of delivering these treatments to patients in clinical trial.”

UCL

“Optimal meeting size to enable communication with all the participants. Ideal for networking.”

Celyad

Why Attend

The Onco Cell Therapy Summit (OCTS), November 16 - 18, Boston USA, brings the industry together to share novel research, manufacturing techniques, and regulatory best practice. Each session of OCTS 2021 is dedicated to the process of translating R&D into commercially viable oncological therapies.

The race for bringing the first BCMA targeting CAR-T to the market is reaching a climax and next-generation cell therapies are at the front of mind for those in both industry and research.

Significant break throughs in GvHD for allogeneic treatments and in the use of alternative cell therapies mean that onco cell therapies are embedding themselves as the 5th pillar of oncology. New combination studies and manufacturing capabilities are showing even more promise for this sector, but with current treatments still having high costs of use and as there are limited patient pools, there are still challenges in both clinical and commercial use of these therapies.

We’ve worked with industry partners to ensure that OCTS 2021 is dedicated to the effective translation and commercialization of research into safe and efficacious therapies and address these challenges.

WHO WILL BE THERE

Network with industry experts from:

  • Big pharma and biotech
  • Cell Therapy Academics and clinicians 
  • Process standardisation - technology/services
  • Logistics companies - cell storage/transport
  • Service providers - CRO’s, Consultants, Government

This years confirmed attendees include:

Meet our 2021 Industry- Leading Speakers

 

Frank Fan

Co-Founder & CSO
Legend Biotech

Frank Fan

Co-Founder & CSO
Legend Biotech

Frank Fan

Co-Founder & CSO
Legend Biotech
 

Simon Bornschein

Founder & CEO
coding.bio

Simon Bornschein

Founder & CEO
coding.bio

Simon Bornschein

Founder & CEO
coding.bio
 

Paul Lammers

President & CEO
Triumvira Immunologics

Paul Lammers

President & CEO
Triumvira Immunologics

Paul Lammers

President & CEO
Triumvira Immunologics
 

James Trager

Chief Scientific Officer
Nkarta

James Trager

Chief Scientific Officer
Nkarta

James Trager

Chief Scientific Officer
Nkarta
 

Robert Hofmeister

Chief Scientific Officer
TCR2

Robert Hofmeister

Chief Scientific Officer
TCR2

Robert Hofmeister

Chief Scientific Officer
TCR2
 

Gary Lee

CSO
Senti Bio

Gary Lee

CSO
Senti Bio

Gary Lee

CSO
Senti Bio
 

Dan Shelly

VP of Development
Prescient Therapeutics

Dan Shelly

VP of Development
Prescient Therapeutics

Dan Shelly

VP of Development
Prescient Therapeutics
 

John Rossi

Senior Director
Kite Pharma

John Rossi

Senior Director
Kite Pharma

John Rossi

Senior Director
Kite Pharma
 

Adrian Bot

VP Translational Medicine
Kite Pharma

Adrian Bot

VP Translational Medicine
Kite Pharma

Adrian Bot

VP Translational Medicine
Kite Pharma
 

Steven Kanner

CSO
Caribou Biosciences

Steven Kanner

CSO
Caribou Biosciences

Steven Kanner

CSO
Caribou Biosciences
 

Donna Rill

Chief Technology Officer
Triumvira Immunologics

Donna Rill

Chief Technology Officer
Triumvira Immunologics

Donna Rill

Chief Technology Officer
Triumvira Immunologics
 

Emilie Gauthy

R&D CMC and process development
Celyad Oncology

Emilie Gauthy

R&D CMC and process development
Celyad Oncology

Emilie Gauthy

R&D CMC and process development
Celyad Oncology
 

Knut Niss

Chief Technology Officer
Mustang Bio

Dr. Niss has served as Chief Technology Officer since March 2018. Dr. Niss joined Mustang in March 2017 as Vice President of Operations, where he initiated and oversees the establishment of Mustang’s cell therapy manufacturing facility. Prior to Mustang, Dr. Niss was Cell Therapy Asset Leader at Biogen, where he oversaw CMC-related activities for gene-edited hematopoietic stem cell and lentiviral gene therapy programs for sickle cell disease and hemophilia, respectively. Earlier in his career, Dr.

Knut Niss

Chief Technology Officer
Mustang Bio

Knut Niss

Chief Technology Officer
Mustang Bio

Dr. Niss has served as Chief Technology Officer since March 2018. Dr. Niss joined Mustang in March 2017 as Vice President of Operations, where he initiated and oversees the establishment of Mustang’s cell therapy manufacturing facility. Prior to Mustang, Dr. Niss was Cell Therapy Asset Leader at Biogen, where he oversaw CMC-related activities for gene-edited hematopoietic stem cell and lentiviral gene therapy programs for sickle cell disease and hemophilia, respectively. Earlier in his career, Dr. Niss was Senior Technical Project Leader at Novartis’ cell therapy manufacturing facility in Morris Plains, New Jersey, where he directed the transfer and implementation of the CTL019 process from Penn to Novartis. He also served as Senior R&D Program Manager at EMD Millipore, where he established processes for the large-scale expansion of adult and pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Niss began his career in senior research positions in Pfizer’s Regenerative Medicine and Immunology groups. He holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Humboldt University of Berlin, and an M.S. in microbiology from the University of Göttingen in Germany. Dr. Niss completed his postdoctoral research at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

 

 

John Tomtishen

Vice President of Operations
Cellares

John Tomtishen

Vice President of Operations
Cellares

John Tomtishen

Vice President of Operations
Cellares
 

Anthony Colenberg

Senior Director of Quality
Adicet Bio

Anthony Colenberg

Senior Director of Quality
Adicet Bio

Anthony Colenberg

Senior Director of Quality
Adicet Bio
 

Tatiana Novobrantseva

Co-Founder & CSO
Verseau Therapeutics

Tatiana Novobrantseva

Co-Founder & CSO
Verseau Therapeutics

Tatiana Novobrantseva

Co-Founder & CSO
Verseau Therapeutics
 

Kipp Weiskopf

Whitehead Fellow
Whitehead Institute – MIT

Kipp Weiskopf

Whitehead Fellow
Whitehead Institute – MIT

Kipp Weiskopf

Whitehead Fellow
Whitehead Institute – MIT
 

Yaron Pereg

CEO
Kahr Medical

Yaron Pereg

CEO
Kahr Medical

Yaron Pereg

CEO
Kahr Medical
 

David Cheresh

Distinguished Professor and founder
Alpha Beta Therapeutics

David Cheresh

Distinguished Professor and founder
Alpha Beta Therapeutics

David Cheresh

Distinguished Professor and founder
Alpha Beta Therapeutics
 

Michael Klichinsky

Co-Founder & VP Discovery Research
Carisma Therapeutics

Michael Klichinsky

Co-Founder & VP Discovery Research
Carisma Therapeutics

Michael Klichinsky

Co-Founder & VP Discovery Research
Carisma Therapeutics
 

Ashish Kulkarni

Assistant Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ashish Kulkarni

Assistant Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ashish Kulkarni

Assistant Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst
 

Sandro Matosevic

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Sandro Matosevic

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Sandro Matosevic

Assistant Professor
Purdue University
 

Eric Von Hofe

President & COO
AffyImmune Therapeutics

Eric Von Hofe

President & COO
AffyImmune Therapeutics

Eric Von Hofe

President & COO
AffyImmune Therapeutics
 

Charles Mooney

Vice President
Oklahoma Blood Institute

Charles Mooney

Vice President
Oklahoma Blood Institute

Charles Mooney

Vice President
Oklahoma Blood Institute
 

Albert Ribickas

BMT/QC Laboratories Manager – Cell Therapies Facility
Moffitt Cancer Center

Albert Ribickas

BMT/QC Laboratories Manager – Cell Therapies Facility
Moffitt Cancer Center

Albert Ribickas

BMT/QC Laboratories Manager – Cell Therapies Facility
Moffitt Cancer Center
 

Daniel Getts

CEO
Myeloid Tx

Daniel Getts

CEO
Myeloid Tx

Daniel Getts

CEO
Myeloid Tx
 

Lawrence Lamb

EVP & Chief Scientific Officer
IN8bio

Lawrence Lamb

EVP & Chief Scientific Officer
IN8bio

Lawrence Lamb

EVP & Chief Scientific Officer
IN8bio
 

Moa Fransson

CEO
Genagon Therapeutics

Moa Fransson

CEO
Genagon Therapeutics

Moa Fransson

CEO
Genagon Therapeutics
 

Rafael Amado

EVP of R&D and Chief Medical Officer
Allogene

Rafael Amado

EVP of R&D and Chief Medical Officer
Allogene

Rafael Amado

EVP of R&D and Chief Medical Officer
Allogene
 

Sheng Lin-Gibson

Chief of the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
NIST

Sheng Lin-Gibson

Chief of the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
NIST

Sheng Lin-Gibson

Chief of the Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
NIST
 

William Shingler

Senior Director, Patient and Cell Management
Autolus

William Shingler

Senior Director, Patient and Cell Management
Autolus

William Shingler

Senior Director, Patient and Cell Management
Autolus
 

Charles Morris

Chief Medical Officer
Celyad Oncology

Charles Morris

Chief Medical Officer
Celyad Oncology

Charles Morris

Chief Medical Officer
Celyad Oncology
 

Melissa Sebok

Senior Director – Product Management, Direct Patient Care & Emerging Offerings
American Red Cross

Melissa Sebok

Senior Director – Product Management, Direct Patient Care & Emerging Offerings
American Red Cross

Melissa Sebok

Senior Director – Product Management, Direct Patient Care & Emerging Offerings
American Red Cross
 

Tuval Ben-Yehezkel, PhD

CEO
Loop Genomics

Tuval Ben-Yehezkel is a scientist-entrepreneur focused on applied genomics and synthetic biology. Authored key patents, publications and book chapters in synthetic biology and genomics. Founded and secured $15.3M in funding for two biotech start-up companies.

Tuval Ben-Yehezkel, PhD

CEO
Loop Genomics

Tuval Ben-Yehezkel, PhD

CEO
Loop Genomics

Tuval Ben-Yehezkel is a scientist-entrepreneur focused on applied genomics and synthetic biology. Authored key patents, publications and book chapters in synthetic biology and genomics. Founded and secured $15.3M in funding for two biotech start-up companies.

 

David Cheresh

Distinguished Professor and founder
Alpha Beta Therapeutics

David Cheresh

Distinguished Professor and founder
Alpha Beta Therapeutics

David Cheresh

Distinguished Professor and founder
Alpha Beta Therapeutics
 

Adrienne Farid

Chief Operating Officer
Century Therapeutics

Adrienne Farid

Chief Operating Officer
Century Therapeutics

Adrienne Farid

Chief Operating Officer
Century Therapeutics
 

Eric Gehrie

Executive Physician Director over Direct Patient Care and Emerging Offerings
American Red Cross

Eric Gehrie

Executive Physician Director over Direct Patient Care and Emerging Offerings
American Red Cross

Eric Gehrie

Executive Physician Director over Direct Patient Care and Emerging Offerings
American Red Cross
 

Daniel Getts

CEO
Myeloid Tx

Daniel Getts

CEO
Myeloid Tx

Daniel Getts

CEO
Myeloid Tx
 

Vineet Kacker

Co-Founder, Global Technical and Managing Director
APCER Life Sciences, Inc.

Vineet Kacker

Co-Founder, Global Technical and Managing Director
APCER Life Sciences, Inc.

Vineet Kacker

Co-Founder, Global Technical and Managing Director
APCER Life Sciences, Inc.
 

Alina Lelic

Field Marketing Manager
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Alina Lelic

Field Marketing Manager
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Alina Lelic

Field Marketing Manager
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
 

Hy Levitsky

President R&D
Century Therapeutics

Hy Levitsky

President R&D
Century Therapeutics

Hy Levitsky

President R&D
Century Therapeutics
 

Dongfang Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Rutgers

Dongfang Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Rutgers

Dongfang Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Rutgers
 

Sandro Matosevic

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Sandro Matosevic

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Sandro Matosevic

Assistant Professor
Purdue University
 

Nina Möker

R&D Reagents Manager Allogeneic Cell Therapy
Miltenyi Biotec

Nina Möker

R&D Reagents Manager Allogeneic Cell Therapy
Miltenyi Biotec

Nina Möker

R&D Reagents Manager Allogeneic Cell Therapy
Miltenyi Biotec
 

Charles Morris

Chief Medical Officer
Celyad Oncology

Charles Morris

Chief Medical Officer
Celyad Oncology

Charles Morris

Chief Medical Officer
Celyad Oncology
 

Nicolas Poirier

Chief Scientific Officer
OSE Immunotherapies

Nicolas Poirier

Chief Scientific Officer
OSE Immunotherapies

Nicolas Poirier

Chief Scientific Officer
OSE Immunotherapies
 

Christine Probst

Senior Scientist
KBI Biopharma

Christine Probst

Senior Scientist
KBI Biopharma

Christine Probst

Senior Scientist
KBI Biopharma
 

Martha Salinas

Global Product Manager
Miltenyi Biotec

Martha Salinas

Global Product Manager
Miltenyi Biotec

Martha Salinas

Global Product Manager
Miltenyi Biotec
 

Alaina Schlinker

Field Application Specialist
ScaleReady

Alaina Schlinker

Field Application Specialist
ScaleReady

Alaina Schlinker

Field Application Specialist
ScaleReady
 

Jay Tong

MD, Founder and Chairman
AllCells

Jay Tong

MD, Founder and Chairman
AllCells

Jay Tong

MD, Founder and Chairman
AllCells

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Join 500+ attendees, including speakers: 

  • Paul Rennert, Aleta who will discuss enhanced approaches for cell therapies to address persistence, antigen loss and heterogeneity to overcome solid tumor targeting challenges 
  • Robert Hofmeister, CSO, TCR2 who is presenting on how to improve the persistence of T cells in targeting solid tumors by utilizing utilize TRuCs with IL-15 based enhancements
  • CALIBR who will present research on establishing switchable CAR-T approaches in the treatment of r/r B cell malignancies to overcome key safety technologies that will prevent the life threatening side effects of some cell therapies
  • Michael Klichinsky, VP Discovery & Co-Founder of Carisma Therapeutics will give the first in-person data presentation on CAR macrophages
  • Adrienne Farid, Chief Operating Officer of Century Therapeutics, who will break down the rationale for iPSC derived cell therapies and the considerations for safety and process
  • John Tomtishen, Director of Manufacturing – Technical Operations, Legend Biotech will discuss the future of automation of the vein-to-vein process in cell therapies

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