Translation & Manufacturing
The UK Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult has reported annually on the growth of the UK sector since 2017 using a number of different indicators. Translational activity is captured through the number of ATMP clinical trials ongoing across the UK of which there were 154 reported in total in 2020 – a 20% increase since 2019. Approximately 15% of these trials involved sites in Scotland.
In addition, an overview of the UK cell and gene therapy GMP manufacturing footprint for the years 2017-2020 showed a 102% growth in three years. Overall, the sector has an extremely positive outlook with numerous planned expansion projects on the horizon. Particularly encouraging is the future capacity that will be brought online for commercial manufacture by Edinburgh-based RoslinCT, demonstrating the commercial realisation of the UK industry.
Further details of both translational & manufacturing activity in Scotland is given below.