The regenerative medicine industry has been rapidly expanding over the past few years, making it a high-value, fast-growth market. Key drivers for the market include high rates of clinical trials, accelerated pathways for product approvals, new technologies to support cell and gene therapy manufacturing, and the potential for cell therapies to revolutionize healthcare.
The regenerative medicine market gained major momentum when the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis made history as the first company to win FDA approval for a CAR-T cell therapy in the U.S. in August 2017 (Kymriah). In October 2017, Kite Pharma became the second company to get FDA approval of a CAR-T cell therapy (Yescarta).
With swelling momentum to support the CAR-T technology, there are now close to 40 companies developing redirected T cells or NK cells for therapeutic use. [Read more…]