Golden
Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult

Independent center of excellence to advance the growth of the UK cell and gene therapy industry.

The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult is a non-profit organization based in London. It was established in 2012 as an independent center of excellence to advance the growth of the UK cell and gene therapy industry. The organization aims to do this by bridging the gap between scientific research and full-scale commercialization. 



Supported by Innovate UK, the organization's mission is to drive the growth of the industry by helping cell and gene therapy organizations across the world translate early stage research into commercially viable and investable therapies. It does that by offering leading-edge capability, technology, and innovation to enable companies to take products into clinical trials and provide clinical, process development, manufacturing, regulatory, health economics, and market access expertise.



In April 2018, the organization opened a cell and gene therapy manufacturing center. Thereafter in September 2018, the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued two licenses--a Manufacturing and Importation Authorisation (MIA) and an MIA for investigational medicinal product (MIA IMP)--to the organization for the production commercial medicines for patient use or to support clinical trials.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Dr. Damian Marshall

Director of Industrialization, New and Enabling Technologies



Dr. Jacqueline Barry

Chief Clinical Officer



Dr. Jonathan Appleby

Chief Scientific Officer



Dr. Michael Bennet

Director of Business Development



Dr. Stephen Ward

Chief Manufacturing Officer



James Biggins

Manufacturing Center Director



Jon Halling

Quality Director



Julie Kerby

Director of Industrialization, Manufacturing



Keith Thompson

CEO



Matthew Durdy

Chief Business Officer



Stephen Alford

Interim CFO



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

MHRA permits cell/gene therapy production at CGT Catapult site

Selina McKee

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link





Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services









References