ISCT – International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy

San Francisco, CA

May 04 – May 07

Expanding the Paradigm of Immuno-Gene Therapy With ground-breaking clinical success and exponentially growing research leading to FDA approved products, lymphocyte engineering is the way of the future. Join us for the 3rd International Conference on Lymphocyte Engineering – where the world’s health innovators in immuno-gene therapy come together.

Featured Event

Date/Time: Friday, May 6th – 12:30-1:30pm PST – Booth: 602

Presentation title: Scalable Electroporation of Adult Keratinocytes with Multiplexed CRISPR


In the past, engineered keratinocyte-based cell therapies have been limited by the lack of efficient transfection methods for adult keratinocytes. Here we aimed to develop a GMP-compliant, scalable cell
engineering process using the MaxCyte® cell electroporation platform to transfect neonatal and adult primary keratinocytes from four distinct anatomical locations. Delivery of multiple CRISPR RNPs in a single electroporation achieved highly efficient, multiplexed gene editing in a simple, adaptable process.

These improvements in transfection efficiency and cell viability reduced keratinocyte engineering times by up to 4 weeks, with a significantly higher success rate than a standard chemical transfection method.

Lastly, we demonstrate the scalability of the MaxCyte electroporation process, enabling the engineering of millions of primary keratinocytes without any loss of efficacy.


Andrew Mancini, Field Application Scientist

Andrew Mancini is a Field Application Scientist at MaxCyte specializing in Cell and Gene Therapy. As a field-based scientist, Andrew works closely with MaxCyte’s partners around the world to develop novel cell engineering workflows for the development of cellular therapeutics. Prior to his time at MaxCyte, Andrew completed his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his postdoctoral training at Genentech in Molecular Oncology. He has broad range of experience and expertise that encompasses non-viral and viral engineering of primary immune cells, stem cells, and cell lines at both research and manufacturing scales.

Céline Mahieu, Graduate Student, Aaron Tward lab UCSF

Céline Mahieu is currently a graduate student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) pursuing her doctorate in Molecular Oncology. Prior to starting her doctoral work, she received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Under the co-supervision of Dr. Aaron Tward (UCSF) and Dr. Rene Bernards (Netherlands Cancer Institute), Celine’s doctoral research is focused on elucidating molecular mechanisms of squamous cell carcinoma pathogenesis. As part of this research, Céline has developed a novel method for the genome engineering of primary keratinocytes, piquing her interest in the development of novel epithelial based cell therapies.