Recognising that experience in gene therapy vector manufacturing is extremely limited across the UK, London Hub members at KCL and UCL created a dedicated training programme to build capacity and fill critical skills gaps in the gene therapy sector, both nationally and regionally, covering key skills within the viral vector manufacturing processes, regulatory frameworks and clinical translation of gene therapy research.
Our training programmes are aimed to support MSc students, internal staff and a wider GT community, both academic and commercial. We provide various training opportunities from lectures to intense hands-on courses, covering the latest knowledge and expertise.
The London Innovation Hub for Gene Therapy network is planning activities supporting knowledge exchange between the Hubs, as part of the career development opportunity and continuous professional development. By introducing various stages of a process with practical training, as well as theoretical learning, the training will offer an opportunity to understand relevant laboratory procedures within the requirements of GMP and regulatory compliance.
The GTVF facility at KCL is continuously supporting the academic community by hosting visits and seminars for the MSC level students in the Gene Therapy field, which include sharing the designs of our facility and cleanrooms’, presentation of our approach to supporting our clients’ projects and our production capacity. We arrange panel discussions with our experts to advise in regulatory, QA and QC matters, to add the understanding of the GMP environment to the MSc programmes.
The GTVF experts are scheduled to share their knowledge about GMP manufacturing as speakers for events planned within the London Hub S&T platform and at external events.