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About ATMPs, SOPs and GMP: the hurdles to produce novel skin grafts for clinical use


Hartmann-Fritsch, Fabienne; Marino, Daniela; Reichmann, Ernst (2016). About ATMPs, SOPs and GMP: the hurdles to produce novel skin grafts for clinical use. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, 43(5):344-352.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment of severe full-thickness skin defects represents a significant and common clinical problem worldwide. A bio-engineered autologous skin substitute would significantly reduce the problems observed with today's gold standard.
METHODS: Within 15 years of research, the Tissue Biology Research Unit of the University Children's Hospital Zurich has developed autologous tissue-engineered skin grafts based on collagen type I hydrogels. Those products are considered as advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) and are routinely produced for clinical trials in a clean room facility following the guidelines for good manufacturing practice (GMP). This article focuses on hurdles observed for the translation of ATMPs from research into the GMP environment and clinical application.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Personalized medicine in the field of rare diseases has great potential. However, ATMPs are mainly developed and promoted by academia, hospitals, and small companies, which face many obstacles such as high financial burdens.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment of severe full-thickness skin defects represents a significant and common clinical problem worldwide. A bio-engineered autologous skin substitute would significantly reduce the problems observed with today's gold standard.
METHODS: Within 15 years of research, the Tissue Biology Research Unit of the University Children's Hospital Zurich has developed autologous tissue-engineered skin grafts based on collagen type I hydrogels. Those products are considered as advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) and are routinely produced for clinical trials in a clean room facility following the guidelines for good manufacturing practice (GMP). This article focuses on hurdles observed for the translation of ATMPs from research into the GMP environment and clinical application.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Personalized medicine in the field of rare diseases has great potential. However, ATMPs are mainly developed and promoted by academia, hospitals, and small companies, which face many obstacles such as high financial burdens.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:September 2016
Deposited On:12 Jan 2017 15:30
Last Modified:24 Oct 2017 16:37
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1660-3796
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000447645
PubMed ID:27781022

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