Silver Sponsor

Adverum Biotechnologies

Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. ADVM-022, utilizes a propriety vector capsid, AAV.7m8, carrying an aflibercept coding sequence under the control of a proprietary expression cassette. ADVM-022 is administered as a one-time intravitreal injection, designed to deliver long-term efficacy and reduce the burden of frequent anti-VEGF injections, optimize patient compliance and improve vision outcomes for wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy patients. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

ArcticZymes Technologies

ArcticZymes Technologies is a Norwegian biotechnology company which has specialized in unique cold adapted marine enzymes for gene technology applications. These enzymes may simplify workflows due to their unique properties such as salt-tolerance, heat-lability and high activity at low temperatures. All our enzymes are produced recombinantly at very high purity.

ArcticZymes offer unique enzymes for various market segments like manufacturers of molecular diagnostic kit, pharmaceutical bioprocessing, academic research, clinical laboratories and manufacturers of reagents for the Life Science industry.

Eurogentec

The Bio-Manufacturing business unit is a cGMP accredited Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) that produces recombinant proteins and plasmids from microbial fermentation and IVT-RNA for clinical and commercial phases.
Eurogentec provides a wide range of services: process transfer and development, cGMP manufacturing, Quality Control, bulk release.
 
In 2020, Eurogentec launched a 1500L commercial line.
 
Plasmid: Cost-effective manufacturing of GMP starting material or injectable API pDNA.
rProtein: Significant experience in the protein production from Yeast (P.pastoris, S.cerevisiae, etc) and bacteria (E.coli).
IVT-RNA: Eurogentec is a pioneer in GMP in vitro transcript RNA. Our new facility can adapt to many different processes including availability of various modifications (co- or post-transcription).
 
With over 20 years of experience as CMO, you benefit from our broad manufacturing experience. Our philosophy is to establish a close partnership with our clients, adapt to their project needs and to provide them with cost and time efficient production processed.

Myriade

Myriade is a French company created in 2017 that develops an innovative nanoscale imaging technology: the VIDEODROP. Based on the principles of interferometry, the Videodrop makes it possible to visualize living nanoparticles in the range of 30 nm and 10 microns without labeling, in real time and in a single drop. The Videodrop processing algorithms compute the concentration and size distribution of the nanoparticles and enable to analyze complex mixtures of phages (T4, lambda) for applications in phagotherapy, continuously monitor viral vector solutions (Lentiviruses, adenoviruses) for gene and cell therapy, and distinguish the different types of EVs to vectorize, diagnose or treat.
 

OriGen Biomedical

OriGen Biomedical manufactures a complete line of products for cryopreservation and cell culture.

OriGen products are CE-marked and ISO 13485:2016 compliant. OriGen produces closed-system cell culture single use solutions including the PermaLife Cell Culture Bag. The industry-preferred CryoStore Freezing Bag is designed for cryopreservation of stem cells in ultra-low temperatures. An Overwrap is available which has excellent low temperature freezing properties to provide additional protection for your primary product. All of OriGen’s products are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet your lab’s needs

PlasmidFactory

PlasmidFactory GmbH & Co. KG is a globally active biopharmaceutical company, founded in Bielefeld, Germany, in 2000. The leading contract manufacturing organization (CMO) for plasmid and minicircle DNA has a strong customer base in the fields of cancer research, gene and cell therapy, CAR-T cell development, and vaccination.

PlasmidFactory produces plasmids and minicircles according to client's requirements in modern laboratories with high quality standards.

The company's R&D activities are focused on its core competencies: Production, analysis and storage of plasmid and minicircle DNA. Furthermore, PlasmidFactory co-operates with national and international partners on individual projects, e.g. in the fields of CAR-T cell or AAV production.

Polyplus Transfection

Polyplus-transfection applies its 20 years expertise to the development of novel transfection solutions. Polyplus-transfection is the leading supplier of a key critical component for viral vectors manufacturing for Gene & Cell Therapy. We are proud to provide qualified and GMP-grade transfection reagents suitable from R&D to clinical trial and commercial scale, accompanied by a strong scientific and regulatory support. In addition, we provide a range of effective transfection reagents to deliver most nucleic acids, including DNA and siRNA in vitro and in vivo.

Progen

PROGEN, founded in 1983 and located in Heidelberg, Germany is an established manufacturer and supplier of AAV Titration ELISA tests and antibodies for gene therapy research and development.  In the past 20 years, the DIN EN ISO 13485 certified company has established a unique portfolio of AAV tools for basic and clinical research as well as for pharmaceutical applications. Among them are specific antibodies to study AAV assembly, capsid formation or the course of an infection as well as a line of reliable AAV quantification ELISAs for different serotypes utilizing PROGEN’s portfolio of capsid-specific AAV antibodies. PROGEN offers its broad expertise in antibody & ELISA technologies, protein interaction and purification and welcomes collaborations with academic and industrial institutions to advance basic AAV research. In addition, the company aims to establish partnerships with academic, pharmaceutical or medical institutions for the development of AAV-based tools and therapies, e.g. for standardization and validation steps in clinical trials.

Sarepta Therapeutics

Sarepta is at the forefront of precision genetic medicine, having built an impressive and competitive position in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and more recently in gene therapies for 6 Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy diseases (LGMD), Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), MPS IIIA, Pompe and other CNS-related disorders, totalling over 20 therapies in various stages of development. The Company’s programs and research focus span several therapeutic modalities, including RNA, gene therapy and gene editing. Sarepta is fuelled by an audacious but important mission: to profoundly improve and extend the lives of patients with rare genetic-based diseases.

VGXI Inc

VGXI, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer of DNA-based pharmaceuticals with 20 years of experience providing high quality cGMP products to clinical trials worldwide. Uses include DNA vaccines, immunotherapies, and cell and gene therapy applications. The company's continuous, low-shear AIRMIX® lysis technology and optimized purification process provide highly supercoiled plasmid with exceptional purity across all manufacturing scales. Production services include high quality plasmid for preclinical research, Highly Documented (HD) plasmid as a critical raw material for GMP viral vector production or pharm/tox studies, and cGMP plasmid DNA for clinical through commercial supply. Pre-Clinical through GMP RNA manufacturing services are also available.

Bronze Sponsor

AskBio

AskBio’s history-making journey began when our co-founder, Dr. Jude Samulski, discovered how the Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) could safely deliver corrected genes to cells with genetic defects. Since then, we have been developing foundational AAV technology long before most gene therapy companies existed. Now, with the acquisition of Synpromics and the pioneering promoter and gene control advancements made by Dr. Michael Roberts, AskBio’s AAV platform is significantly enhanced.

Today, we are a multi-dimensional company with the world’s only fully integrated gene therapy platform. We have brought to life some of the industry’s most prolific AAV innovations in capsid design and high-yield AAV production with unparalleled clinical expertise and a promising therapeutic pipeline. Driven by the need to increase access and lower cost, we know the science only matters when we can see a child walk, see, hear, breathe and live a long healthy life through groundbreaking genetic medicine.

AskBio is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., U.S. with our European offices in Edinburgh, Scotland. Manufacturing is in San Sebastián, Spain through our joint venture companies Viralgen and Touchlight AAV. We welcome all who want to join us to advance gene therapy and to change the face of healthcare. Email us: careers@askbio.com.

Sirion Biotech

SIRION Biotech GmbH is Europe’s leading commercial supplier of viral vector technologies (AAV, LV, AV). Our viral vector know-how enables engineering for a new generation of optimized vectors, in R&D grade as well as clinically-compliant.

We guide our customer through the entire Cell & Gene Therapy value chain – from capsid evolution and clinical vector design to reduce vector dose and improve therapeutic success, to supporting them with our process and development experience and manufacture of high-quality viral vectors for late preclinical applications.

We also offer LentiBOOST®, a highly effective lentiviral transduction enhancer for therapeutic cell types like CAR-T cells and CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells. LentiBOOST® is currently included in more than 20 Phase III and I/II clinical trials.

The company is easily accessible with headquarter in Munich, as well as offices and agents in Boston, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Commercial arrangements range from fee-for-service and IP-generating collaborations to milestone & licensing arrangements.