Annual Review 2018 highlights work of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult in building the world’s most complete advanced therapies ecosystem

In its Annual Review 2018 published today, the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) shares an overview of its work over the past year and the impact that it has had so far in the building the advanced therapies ecosystem and the UK industry.

Following the positive outcome of the independent government review, CGT Catapult has reached some major milestones over the last 12 months, including the opening of the CGT Catapult manufacturing centre in Stevenage to support, through manufacturing and supply chain technology collaborations, the development and anchoring of a new manufacturing industry.

Over the last 12 months CGT Catapult has worked on more than 80 exciting projects at both its development laboratories in Guy’s hospital and the newly opened manufacturing centre.

Some key projects outlined in the annual review include:
The opening of the CGT Catapult manufacturing centre which will enable companies to develop and implement their manufacturing processes.
Coordinating a network of Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres to create a leading UK ecosystem
Using intelligent manufacturing to make gains in scale, cost and productivity to enable the UK ecosystem to operate at large scale

"CGT Catapult is now well established, and we have developed a range of unique assets across our development laboratories in London and the manufacturing centre in Stevenage to support the growth of UK industry. We now have a team of over 170 cell and gene therapy experts working on projects varying from manufacturing technologies to reimbursement, in our development laboratories in Guy’s Hospital and newly opened manufacturing centre in Stevenage."
Keith Thompson, Chief Executive Officer

Over the next five years CGT Catapult will continue to support the development of the most complete advanced therapies ecosystem in the world, making the UK the go to place for cell and gene therapy development.

"The UK is fast becoming the go-to place for cell and gene therapy development; with government support, innovation agencies, regulators, contract manufacturing and development and a number of academics, SMEs, large pharma and supply chain companies, a growing manufacturing and development cluster and the only coordinated network of Advanced Therapies Treatment Centres (ATTCs), it is the most complete and integrated ecosystem in the world."
Dr John Brown CBE, Chairman

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