An end-to-end cell therapy analytical
development focus

Members get the change to define and prioritize the most pressing challenges we want to tackle, as well as influence how we tackle them. Among the critical challenges your peers want to address include:

How can successful potency assays be developed not only for CAR-T but for other cell therapy products that possess different mechanisms of action that will be accepted by regulators?

How can we understand and influence the evolving regulatory landscape, and share experiences to ensure alignment on expectations and improved regulatory filings?

What reference standards and controls can be assessed for use globally to achieve scientifically valid results across our analytical development activities?

Evaluating new technologies for future investment to ensure unparalleled speed, accuracy and reproducibility of results


How can we more effectively tackle raw material testing and agree the strategies we can implement to guarantee product safety and efficacy? 

Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation

Searchlight makes meaningful progress

“This is a fantastic idea…the network has the potential to allow us to align on practices or guidance that we can not only take back to our own organizations but make visible to the wider community.”


"By bringing together key players to share knowledge and experiences in one platform, we can bridge the gaps we have right now in cell therapy analytical development.

Working together with other companies in the cell therapy space to come up with a common analytical approach or standards is hugely valuable and I’d expect to accelerate my own projects through this network.

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Membership brochure

For more information on what’s included as part of the Cell Therapy Analytical Development: Searchlight membership, please download the membership brochure. 

Here’s what you’ll learn more about: 

  • The unique mission and purpose of the network 
  • What membership includes 
  • How the quarterly cornerstone meetings work 
  • How bespoke value delivery works 
  • How we deliver demonstrable value to you 
  • Annual member investment