Living cell technologies: finding a path to market for xenotransplantation therapy
by Lisa Callagher; Brian Karlson; Nadine France; Cristiano Bellavitis
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018

Abstract: This case examines the research commercialisation process of biotech company living cell technologies (LCT). The case outlines the process of pre-clinical and clinical trials undertaken by the company as they moved towards commercialising their pig islet cell treatment for Type 1 diabetes including the R&D and manufacturing capabilities the firm has developed. Also, the case describes the challenges in bringing a sometimes controversial biotech product to market, including regulatory hurdles; rapid changes to legislation; the impact of public opinion; and the difficulties in raising capital, maintaining cash flow and developing a pipeline of opportunities over a long period of commercialisation.

Online publication date: Tue, 26-Jun-2018

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