Nathalie Clement, PhD, Unicorn Consultations, Gainesville, FL, describes challenges in the development and production of clinically effective viral vectors. Manufacturing larger doses on a bigger scale has been a barrier for companies, and difficulties in purification has led to issues in potency and safety. Finding a standard method for purifying viral vectors is especially difficult when there are numerous varieties of viral vectors including adeno-associated viruses and lentiviruses. Whilst the demand for viral vector gene therapies have increased in certain disease areas such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, safety concerns possibly relating to impurities in the product must be addressed. This interview took place at Advanced Therapies Week 2022.
Nathalie Clement, PhD is an employee of Unicorn Consultations.