Publisher: CRC Press
Year of Publication: 2020
Author(s) : Eve Hanna , By (author) Mondher Toumi
The major advances in the field of biotechnology and molecular biology in the twenty-first century have led to a better understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases. A new generation of biopharmaceuticals has emerged, including a wide and heterogeneous range of innovative cell and gene therapies. These therapies aim to prevent or treat chronic and serious life-threatening diseases, previously considered incurable. This book describes the evolution and adaptation of the regulatory environment to assess these therapies in contrast with the resistance of health technology assessment (HTA) agencies and payers to acknowledge the specificity of cell and gene therapies and the need to adapt existing decision-making frameworks. This book provides insights on the learnings from the experience of current cell and gene therapies (regulatory approval, HTA, and market access), in addition to future trends to enhance patient access to these therapies.