Past Events

Xtalks Webinar I NK Cells: Progress and Promise

Akron Bio, in partnership with XTalks, presents a webinar on the progress being made in natural killer cells (NK cells), including technology, manufacturing, and the promise and challenges as they move into the clinic. Over the course of the hour, listen to our expert panelists discuss one of the fastest-growing segments of the cell therapy industry.

Akron BioManufacturing April 2022 I Facility Grand Opening

Akron Bio’s new facility in Sarasota, FL will address critical demands in the rapidly growing gene therapy and vaccine markets by providing plasmid DNA, an important ancillary material used in the manufacture of advanced therapies. Learn more about the new facility here:

Treg Summit 2021 | Sara Padrell Sánchez

At the 2021 Treg Directed Therapies Summit, Dr. Sara Padrell Sánchez discusses bringing next-generation solutions to Treg therapies. Learn more about the summit here:

Phacilitate Webinar | What Are the Key Decision Points When Sourcing Plasmid DNA?

In a Phacilitate webinar titled "What are the key decision points when sourcing plasmid DNA?" Ricardo Jimenez (VP of Technical Operations, Neurogene Inc), Sebastian Almeida (Director of Manufacturing and CMC, Akron Biotech), and Donald W. Fink, Ph.D. (Master Practice Expert, Dark Horse Consulting) share lessons learned about pDNA manufacturing design from the commercial perspective. Moderated by Akron President & Chief Commercial Officer David Smith. For more details, visit

Allogeneic Cell Therapies Summit May 2021 | Dr. Ezequiel Zylberberg

At the 2021 Allogeneic Cell Therapies Summit, Dr. Ezequiel Zylberberg discusses bringing liquid cGMP cytokines and growth factors into functionally closed, single-use systems for ex vivo applications. Learn more about the summit here:

Innate Killer Summit 2021 | Dr. Sara Padrell Sánchez

At the Innate Killer Summit 2021, Sara Padrell Sánchez, Ph.D., Akron's Business Development Director, Europe, addressed key industry bottlenecks—like GMP Plasmid DNA manufacturing—and how Akron Biotech develops systems, solutions, and regulatory support to meet these challenges head-on. For more information about the virtual event, visit:

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa 2020: GMP Manufacturing

On October 13, 2020, at ARM's Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa 2020, Akron Biotech CEO Claudia Zylberberg joined Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies' Delara Motlagh and NIIMBL's Kelvin Lee for a discussion about the challenges, scalability, standards, and issues around GMP manufacturing of cell and gene therapies.