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Welcome to our ’ATMP world tour’ program for 2024!

The event is being held virtually April 23-25, 2043. The full program can be found further down.

We’re very pleased to bring you a star studded cast of ’world leading’ ATMP activities discussing the competencies, partnerships and infrastructures that make great ideas and great technologies a reality for patients.

This event has been tailored to the online world and will be streamed live on this website. All presentations will be recorded for viewing within 1 month of the publication.

To suit the online format, for every hour timeslot eg. 13:00 you will get;

  • 4min before the hour (eg. 12:56), your tour of the world, a slide with 3 things the speaker loves about the city they live in accompanied by our ’time to connect’ sponsorship slideshow
  • 2min over the hour (eg. 13:02) the host welcomes participants, introduces themselves, the topic and the speaker
  • 5min over the hour (eg. 13:05) speaker presentation begins
  • 30min over the hour (eg. 13:30) question/discussion time lead by host, audience participation
  • 56min over the hour (eg. 13:56) session ends

To view, right click and open in a new tab. The graphic gives the Swedish/CEST time of the presentation in blue and the ’local’ time of the presenter in green. The dates are Tuesday April 23rd till Thursday April 25th, 2024.

Thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible! Symcel, Janssen-Cilag, Miltenyi Biotec, Gilead/Kite, Anocca, Key2Compliance, AstraZeneca, Truly Labs

Full Program

Tuesday April 23rd 12:00-16:00 CEST

12:00 – Patient engagement in regen med: beyond bench to bedside”

Speaker: Megan Munsie, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Host: Oskar Ahlberg, Riksförbundet Sällsynta Diagnoser, Stockholm, Sweden

13:00 – ATMP – Effective Advocacy for Societal Change

Speaker: Bernard Siegel, Healthspan Action Coalition – World Stem Cell Summit – Regenerative Medicine Foundation

Host: Anders Lindahl, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

14:00 – “A First-In-Human Clinical Trial of Human Inhibitory Interneuron Cell Therapy for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Speaker: Cory R. Nicholas, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder, Neurona Therapeutics

Host: Elias Uhlin, Lund University

15:00 – “Accelerating the Pace of Progress for ATMPs”

Speaker: Peter Marks, Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. FDA

Host: Maria Lüttgen, Läkemedelsverket (MPA), Uppsala, Sweden, Swedish CAT delegate at EMA.

Wednesday April 24th 9:00-13:00 CEST

9:00 – “Persongen – CD7 CAR T cell therapy”

Speaker: Lin Yang, Founder & CEO PersonGen BioTherapeutics, China.

Host: Di Yu, Elicera Therapeutics, Sweden.

10:00 – “Excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health”

Speaker: Jacqueline Barry, ISSCR manufacturing, clinical translation & regulatory committee, London, UK.

Host: Agnete Kirkeby, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

11:00“The CGT circle – women in Advanced Therapies”

Speaker: Lindsey Clarke, founder of the CGT circle, VP of commercial MFX

Host: Jenny Stjernberg, EMEA Director for ScaleReady

12:00 – “Hospital based CAR T manufacture for broader patient access

Speaker: Manel Juan, Head of Immunology Service at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (HCB) and responsible of the joint immunotherapy platform HSJD-HCB, Barcelona, Spain.

Host: Peter Tropp, Head of Clinical Research Laboratory and Unit for ATMP, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.

Thursday April 25th 9:00-12:00 CEST

12:00 – “Global quality, manufacture and logistics in autologous ATMP

Speaker: Pieter van Hengel, Senior Director Supply Chain at Kite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Host: Janet Hoogstraate, CEO NorthX Biologics, Matfors, Sweden.

10:00 – “CRISPR gene therapy for b-thalassemia

Speaker: Junbin Liang, Founder and CEO at Reforgene, Guangzhou, China.

Host: Johan Flygare, Lund University, Sweden.

11:00 – “Global regulatory affairs in ATMP

Speaker: Rajashree Devarakonda, Voisin Consulting Life Sciences, Bengaluru, India.

Host: Anna Koptina Gültekin, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Exellerium AB, Stockholm, Sweden.

12:00 – “Swedish ATMP update – building a leading and sustainable ecosystem

Speaker: Hannah Karlsson, Project manager, ATMP center Uppsala, Sweden.

Host: Sarah Callens, Chief Technology Officer – CCRM Nordic, Gothenburg, Sweden.