Committees

Business Development & Finance Committee

Charter

The Business Development & Finance Committee (BDF) strives to:

  • address the evolving CGT business model and key considerations including clinical development, partnerships, financing, and commercialization.

Projects & Objectives

  • Owns the ISCT Investigators to Investors (I to I) program, which strives to bridge the knowledge gap between investigators and investors within the cell and gene therapy (CGT) sector. 
  • Conducts semi-annual surveys with aim to understand investor perceptions of key opportunities and challenges in the CGT field at the time.
  • Curates topical educational webinars, white papers and roadmaps to support decision-making in cell therapy manufacturing for both the investor and investigator profiles.

The Committee

Headshot of Sven Kili

Co-Chair

Sven Kili, MBChB, MRCS (Eng)

Antion Biosciences
United Kingdom

Headshot of Patrick Rivers

Co-Chair

Patrick Rivers, MBA

Aquilo Capital
United States

2022 Members

Sasha Aleksic
FUJIFILM
United States

Kensuke Amemiya
Hitachi
Japan

Attilio Bondanaza
AstraZeneca
Sweden

Ludwig Camusot
Cell Matters
France

Dan Castro
Avectas
United States

Greg Crescenzi
Kytopen
United States

Frederic Faiz
G Con
Europe

Suzanne Farid, PhD

University College London
England

Miguel Forte
Bone Therapeutics
Belgium

Joseph Garrity
Lonza
United States

Asthika Goonewardene
Truist Securities
United States

Richard Harrison
CGT Catapult
United Kingdom

Brian Hawkins, PhD
Pluristyx
United States

Thomas Heathman
Ori Biotech
United Kindgom

Troels Jordansen
Glycostem
Netherlands

Maximiliano Kunze Küllmer, MEng
Cells for Cells
Chile
ESP Leadership Development Programme

Jeff Liter
Principal
United States

Michael May, PhD
CCRM
Canada

Bill Milligan 
AventaCell
Canada/ Taiwan

Jennifer Moody, PhD
Danaher Corporation
Canada

Mario Morken
Berkeley Lights
United States

Joseph Oved 
MSK
United States

Jean-Sebastian Parisse
Aseptic Technologies
Belgium

Caytlin Perlin
cGMPnow
United States

Karolis Rosickas
Regeneus
Australia

Christian Rouldan
Cellares
United States

Mark Sawicki
Cryoport
United States

Mathias Svahn
NextCell Pharma
Germany

David Smith, PhD
Akron Biotech
United States

Stefanos  Theoharis
Bone Therapeutics
United States

Steven Thompson
BioLife
United States

Phil Vanek, PhD
Gamma Biosciences
United States 

Jonathan Yeh
SaiSei Ventures
Canada