9:00am PT/12:00pm ET
CME Credit Hours: 1.0
Cellular Therapy Product Manufacturing and Testing - Current Techniques
A behind the scenes look at cellular therapy processing for the entire transplant team
Mike Halpenny, MLT (Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON)
Mike Halpenny has been working in the cellular therapy field for over 25 years, starting his career in a research setting and progressing to working in a regulated manufacturing environment. In 2010, Mike was recruited to oversee the design, development, validation and implementation of the manufacturing process for the Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank. He is currently the Manager, Manufacturing, Cord Blood Bank and Stem Cell Manufacturing at Canadian Blood Services.
Mike is a registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (CMLTO, Canadian Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario), has completed a certificate in Quality Management for Healthcare Professionals from the Canadian Healthcare Association and has been a FACT inspector since 2000.
1. Provide an overview of current processing methods and testing techniques for cellular therapy products, including cord blood, HPC, Apheresis and bone marrow.
2. Introduction to novel or advanced cell products, including CAR-T, and the role of the minimal manipulation laboratory with these new products
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