Gene and Cell Therapies Market Access and Funding
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.
- Describes the potential change of treatment paradigm and the specificity of cell and gene therapies, including the gradual move from repeated treatment administration to one-time single administration with the potential to be definite cure
- Highlights the challenges at the HTA level
- Discusses the affordability of future cell and gene therapies and the possible challenges for health insurance systems
- Provides potential solutions to address these challenges and ensure patient access to innovation while maintaining the sustainability of healthcare systems
Chapter 1 Introduction to cell and gene therapies concepts and definitions in US and EU
Chapter 2 cell and gene therapies: genuine products and potential for dramatic value
Chapter 3 cell and gene therapies: Regulatory aspects in US and EU
Chapter 4 the need for new HTA reference case for cell and gene therapies
Chapter 5 How to mitigate cell and gene therapies uncertainties and HTA risk adverse attitude?
Chapter 6 Cell and gene therapies funding: challenges and solutions for patients’ access
Chapter 7 Conclusion