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July newsletter
In this newsletter you can:
  • Find out how the cell and gene therapy manufacturing cluster in Stevenage is supporting company and industry growth
  • See how CGT Catapult is solving hPSC expansion challenges
  • Find out where to meet the CGT Catapult team at our upcoming events

Last month we were pleased to welcome a delegation from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to our manufacturing centre in Stevenage. We also partnered with Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, GSK and Aglaris at the OnHelix conference in Cambridge to discuss the impact that the manufacturing cluster in Stevenage is having on the industry and we were happy to meet many of you at the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society Conference in Keele.

Finally, keep an eye out for the launch of our Annual Review 2018 next week!
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Hertfordshire LEP Government sponsor visits manufacturing centre
On his first official Stevenage visit Ian Porée visited Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and the CGT Catapult manufacturing centre to learn more about the centre and the growing cell and gene therapy manufacturing cluster in the area. 
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Investment in Stevenage cluster highlighted
Almost £400m of the £520m investment by SBC occupiers in 2017-18 has come from cell and gene therapy companies, as explained by CEO Dr Sally-Ann Forsyth at the ON Helix conference on 10-11 July. CGT Catapult, GSK and Aglaris also took part.
View CGT Catapults presentation here
Controlled, scalable and affordable hPSC expansion
View this poster addressing the challenges of controlled, scalable and afforable hPSC expansion for therapeutic use presented by Dr Terri Gaskel, Head of Programme Management at CGT Catapult, at the ISSCR annual meeting.
View the poster
Look out for our Annual review 2018
Next week we will be publishing our Annual Review 2018, featuring projects and highlights from the last 12 months. Keep checking this page for the announcement, where you can also re-visit past reviews. 
Annual reviews
Where to meet us
13 - 18 August, Boston MA
The Bioprocessing Summit
We look forward to meeting with more than 1,000 international bioprocess professionals to share practical solutions for today's bioprocess challenges. Come and share your thoughts with us at the following sessions:

Designing Strategies for Data-Driven Product Characterization
Marc-Olivier Baradez 
Monday 13th August, 16:15

Application of Biosensors Technologies for Real Time Process Control
Damian Marshall
Wednesday 15th August, 15:20

04 - 07 September, Boston MA
Cell and Gene Therapy Bioprocessing and Commercialisation
Tristan Thwaites, Lead Technical Scientist at Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, will be bringing practical input to an expert panel on the importance of automation in the commercialisation of cell and gene therapies.

A number of members of the CGT Catapult Business Development team will also be in attendance, if you would like to meet with them please get in touch.