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Cell and gene therapy: a snapshot of investor perspectives

Published:December 03, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcyt.2020.11.005

      Abstract

      In a collaborative effort between the Commercialization Committee of the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT) and Bloomberg Intelligence, a broad survey of the investment community was executed in order to understand investor perceptions of companies that develop cell and gene therapies (CGTs) and gauge the trajectory of future investment. A broad spectrum of investors responded to the survey, including both health care specialists and generalist investors across a wide range of fund sizes and geographies. A majority of survey respondents have limited exposure to CGTs in their health care portfolios today, which highlights the opportunity to increase awareness of this burgeoning field in the investment community. The survey established that clinically significant data are the most important consideration when making an investment in this area, whereas safety concerns were highlighted as the most prominent barrier to making an investment. Challenges with manufacturing and scale-up were also ranked as a significant concern. The majority of investors hold the belief that both autologous and allogeneic cell therapies can co-exist. The detailed findings of this survey will help to provide a foundation for educational content that the ISCT Commercialization Committee can bring forth to further the investment in CGTs through the newly created Investigators to Investors program.

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