Platforms for Manufacturing Allogeneic, Autologous and iPSC Cell Therapy Products: An Industry Perspective

  • Eytan AbrahamEmail author
  • Behnam Baghbaderani Ahmadian
  • Kathryn Holderness
  • Yonatan Levinson
  • Erika McAfee
Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 165)


As cell therapy processes mature from benchtop research protocols to industrial processes capable of manufacturing market-relevant numbers of doses, new cell manufacturing platforms are required. Here we give an overview of the platforms and technologies currently available to manufacture allogeneic cell products, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and technologies for mass production of autologous cell therapies via scale-out. These technologies include bioreactors, microcarriers, cell separation and cryopreservation equipment, molecular biology tools for iPSC generation, and single-use controlled-environment systems for autologous cell production. These platforms address the challenges of manufacturing cell products in greater numbers while maintaining process robustness and product quality.


Allogeneic Autologous CAR-T Cell therapy iPSCs Mesenchymal stem cells 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eytan Abraham
    • 1
    Email author
  • Behnam Baghbaderani Ahmadian
    • 2
  • Kathryn Holderness
    • 1
  • Yonatan Levinson
    • 1
  • Erika McAfee
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Technology, LonzaWalkersvilleUSA
  2. 2.Process Development, LonzaWalkersvilleUSA

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