Area of focus

Cell, Tissue, and Gene Therapies

You create new products at the speed of innovation. And regulators race to keep pace. Commercial success and compliance can sometimes seem at odds.

The lawyers at Hogan Lovells uncover opportunity and mitigate risk for clients regarding cell, tissue, and gene therapies. From responding to U.S., EU, and Asian regulators, to ...

Representative experience

We have advised human tissue companies on how to transition a product from 361 HCT/P status to licensure as a biologic under section 351 of the Public Health Service Act.

We have assisted leading pharmaceutical companies in determining the appropriate classification of their tissue products in the EU.

We have advised gene therapy companies on genotyping programs.

We obtained Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for cellular therapies.

Assisted a client developing a gene therapy product for an orphan condition convince FDA to relinquish burdensome clinical trial endpoint requirements.

Counseled a gene therapy company and a company developing a drug to treat genetic obesity on genotyping programs and subject recruiting and patient identifying programs.

Counseled U.S. biotech companies seeking EU marketing authorization for advanced medicinal therapies, including issues involving clinical trials and patient identification.

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FDA shows that it means business in stopping stem cell clinics that put patients at risk

On Wednesday, FDA announced that it filed two complaints in federal court seeking injunctions to stop marketing efforts of unapproved stem cell treatments by US Stem Cell Clinic...

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The Crackdown Continues: FDA Takes Action Against Company And Its Autologous Stem Cell Product, Alleging Significant Safety Concerns

Yesterday, FDA published a January 3, 2018 Warning Letter issued to American CryoStem for marketing Atcell—an adipose tissue derived stem cell product—without FDA approval and...

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FDA Clarifies and Expands Eligibility for RMAT Designation for Gene Therapies

On November 16, in the context of announcing a comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework (discussed here), FDA released a draft guidance document that describes the expedited...

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FDA Issues New Guidance Documents on Regenerative Medicine but Delays Enforcement

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a comprehensive framework for development and oversight of regenerative medicine products, including innovative...

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Continuing Coverage of FDA’s Crackdown on Stem Cell Clinics: Florida Clinic Cited for Unapproved Marketing and Inadequate Sterility Assurance

On the same day that FDA’s Commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, announced new policy initiatives regarding stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine, FDA announced stepped...

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FDA seizes stem cell cherapy — A first of many? Hogan Lovells

On August 25, 2017, U.S. Marshals Service, at the request of FDA, seized five vials of ACAM20000—a smallpox vaccine containing live vaccinia virus (cow pox), which is reserved for...

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