Cell & Gene Therapy: 21st Century Medicines #21Cmed
6th Dec 2017 | Keele University
Find out why we are so excited about cell and gene therapy!
Cell & Gene Therapy: 21st Century Medicines, a collaboration between Keele University, Cobra Biologics and the Cell & Gene Therapy Catapult, promises to be an eye-opening and interesting evening.
- Cell & gene therapy is central to a range of new drugs in which modified cells are able to treat and potentially cure currently untreatable diseases and disorders
- Many diseases are due to problems in the genes (DNA) within cells, or because cells stop working properly
- By modifying or replacing the problem cell population, exciting new treatments are being discovered
On 6th December, we'd like to introduce you to this fascinating arena of medicine and discuss:
- The transformative impact of these treatments
- Manufacturing challenges
- Career opportunities created by these developments
- And hear from a surgeon who has used cell & gene therapy to successfully treat over 600 patients!
The event runs from 17.30 to 20.30 and is aimed at GCSE and A-level students interested in a career in science however absolutely everyone is welcome!
Attendance is FREE, including refreshments, but registration is required please.
Join the conversation using the hashtag #21Cmed on Twitter and Instagram and for further information please get in touch: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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