Abecma’s Viral Vector Shortage; Could JNJ Take Advantage? BMS Q2 2021 Earnings Call Summary

On Wednesday, July 28, BMS held their Q2 2021 earnings call (press release / presentation), highlighting Breyanzi’s (CD19 CAR-T) and Abecma’s (BCMA CAR-T) strong demand following their recent US approval, while discussing Abecma’s manufacturing bottleneck due to a shortage of viral vector. On the same day, bluebird bio announced (press release) a strategic alliance with Resilience for the sale of bluebird’s lentiviral manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Below, Celltelligence provides insights on how Abecma’s upcoming approval in the EU could impact BMS’s viral vector shortage and if JNJ could take advantage for cilta-cel’s launch.

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