Cell and Gene at AbbeyCell and Gene at the Abbey

Production, Scale-up and Global Harmonisation

Welcome to the ‘Cell and Gene at the Abbey’ conference; organised by HiTech Health in association with our sponsors ChemoMetec, Sexton Biotechnologies, Terumo BCT and VivaBioCell.


Cell and Gene Therapy products are at the forefront of regenerative medicine to solve the unmet need of patients. This are complex manufacturing processes, and many challenges exist within the field. During this conference and workshop we will explore different manufacturing strategies for numerous CGT products, such as CAR-T, NK Cells, MSCs, Viral Vectors and combination products.

We have a very exciting list of speakers with 3 of the Power List 2020 in Advanced Medicines speaking at the event; Bruce Levine, Massimo Dominici and Qasim Rafiq. Not stopping there we have speakers from some of the most influential institutes and companies in the CGT field as well as regulatory input from the HPRA. Our closing session is focused on investments from the point of a VC and a company who recently raised.  The workshop will focus on new technologies in the field and allow attendees get hands-on demonstrations of the technologies.

Attendees will leave this even having a greater understanding of the challenges the industry faces regarding both manufacturing, scale-up and supply chain, and how we can overcome them,  as well as regulatory requirements and experiences from our array of expert speakers.

Not alone that but the conference is set in the majestic and spectacular 5 stars Glenlo Abbey Hotel in Galway, where speakers and attendees mingle together over fireside drinks and dinners on both evenings, something that makes this meeting a unique networking event.

When and Where

19th, 20th & 21st April 2021
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Kentfield Bushy Park
Galway City
H91 XD8K

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Galway has been voted Europe’s friendliest city in the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Travel Awards 2020. “While Europe’s best cities are often judged on their ancient history, intricate architecture, unrivalled art scenes or amazing restaurants, sometimes what makes a place so great are its people,” the influential magazine said.



Fee & Cancellation Policy

Rate includes 2.5 days conference attendance with workshop on Day 2, coffees, lunches, a drinks reception and 2 dinners. 


Early Bird Registration, before Dec 31st, 2020

€1,250 per attendee 

2 or more from one company €1,000 per attendee 

€75 deposit taken at the time of booking per attendee which is non-refundable

Full payment due by 19th February (HiTech Health will prompt full payment in February).


General Registration, after Jan 01st, 2021

€1,500 per attendee 

2 or more from one company €1,250 per attendee 

€75 deposit taken at the time of booking per attendee which is non-refundable 

Full payment due by 19th February (HiTech Health will prompt full payment in February).


Academic rate available upon request.

Due to COVID-19, should the event be not possible to host it will be rescheduled for 10-12th Nov 2021, and the places will be transferred to November with full payment due 01 Aug 2021 (HiTech Health will prompt full payment in August).



Accommodation is available at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel, and can be booked directly via the hotel or via e-mail at reservation@glenloabbey.ie using promo-codeHiTechHealth’. Special rate of 160 B&B single or 170 for Twin or Double.

In addition, rooms are also available at the Harbour Hotel (www.harbour.ie located in Galway City. Bookings can be made directly via the hotel or via e-mail at reservations@harbour.ie using promo-code ‘HiTechHealth. Special rate of €129 B&B single or €139 for Twin or Double. Transfer will be organised for attendees staying in this hotel to the venue each morning of the meeting.

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