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Cell & Gene Therapy: 21st Century Medicines #21Cmed

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.

REGISTER HERE via Eventbrite

 

The Chancellor's Building carpark is free of charge after 5pm. For directions and a map of the campus, please click here.

Join the conversation using the hashtag #21Cmed on Twitter and Instagram and for further information please get in touch: lara.peacock@cobrabio.com or s.c.murray@keele.ac.uk

 

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Related news:

18th Sep 2017 BLOG: Cell & Gene Therapy, 21st Century Medicines

16th Oct 2017 BLOG: Careers in Advanced Therapies and Life Sciences

20th Oct 2017 KEELE UNIVERSITY: Rare treatment for arthritis wins NHS approval

23rd Nov 2017 BLOG: Increasing Opportunities in Cell & Gene Therapy

27th Nov 2017 BLOG: Meet the Speakers #21Cmed

 

Recent headlines for cell & gene therapy:

AveXis gets FDA nod to start pivotal gene therapy trial

Gene therapy ‘cures’ boy of blood disease that affects millions 

Smartphone 'orders' body to treat diabetes

For less than $1000 you can now pull up your entire genome on your smartphone

Brain cell therapy ‘promising’ for Parkinson’s disease

Gene therapy for hearts get FDA fasttrack

Landmark FDA approval clears way for gene therapy treatments that fight cancer

Could scientists use stem cells to reverse death?

Scientists move one step closer to curing diabetes using first ever stem cell implant

 

Educational links:

Keele Regenerative Medicine: Bone Cells, Alicia El Haj (Video from the Hays Festival)

EuroStemCell: Education

American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT): Education

ABPI Interactive Resources for Schools: Biotechnology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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