This case examines the research commercialisation process of the biotech company Living Cell Technologies (LCT). The case outlines the process of pre-clinical and clinical trials undertaken by the company as they moved towards commercialising their pig islet cell treatment for Type 1 diabetes including the research and development and manufacturing capabilities the firm had developed. Also the case describes the challenges in bringing a sometimes controversial biotech product to market, including regulatory hurdles, rapid changes to legislation, the impact of public opinion and the difficulties in raising capital, maintaining cash flow and developing a pipeline of opportunities over a long period of commercialisation.
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|Business Case Study No||UA-2013-003|
|Number of Pages||17|
|Company||Living Cell Technologies (LCT)|
|Setting - Country||International|
|Setting - City||Auckland, NZ|
|Source||Auckland, NZ. Pages: 1 - 18|