Training event: Winter school
AMCARE/DRIVE Winter School takes place in Galway, Ireland
The DRIVE project in association with sister EU projects AMCARE and NEXT organised a Winter School training event: "Translational Reality of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)" in the Galway Bay Hotel from November 28th – December 1st 2016. All three projects are focused on the development of ATMPs (cell therapy products).
The training at the Winter School covered all the steps involved in the translation of ATMPs from the lab to the marketplace including: strategic engagement with industry, IP protection, GMP-compliant stem cell manufacture, preclinical validation of medical devices and clinical validation of cell therapy products, attracting venture capital and business planning and navigating the regulatory environment for ATMPs.
Invited speakers included experts from the AMCARE and DRIVE Consortium partners, collaborators from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and regulators from the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). Attendees also visited the Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) at NUIG, Ireland's only GMP-compliant stem cell manufacturing facility, and Boston Scientific Ltd.'s ISO 14001-certified medical device research and manufacturing site in Ballybrit, Galway, the largest manufacturing facility in Boston Scientific's global network.
A photo gallery from the event: