On the occasion of the first DIA BioVenture day on 28 March 2017 in Glasgow, Menno Aarnout, Wolfgang Stoiber and EBE's Barbara Freischem discussed options for solutions to support the development and funding of Advanced Therapies and Breakthrough Medicines in Europe.
Invitation for ATMP-developers to help improve product development and its regulation
Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) are medicinal products including gene therapies, somatic cell therapies and tissue engineered products. They are characterised by their innovative character, frequently addressing disease with high unmet medical need. Despite considerable development activity in this dynamic field, a limited number of ATMPs have received Market Authorisation in the European Union. There is a growing urgency to understand which factors are associated with the advancement of ATMPs through the medicines life-cycle.
With recent developments in innovative technologies, new opportunities arise to address demands of an aging population, as well as for diseases with high unmet medical needs.