PharmaCell to Finalize Purchase of Cell Therapy Production Facility
News Jun 02, 2014
PharmaCell B.V. announced today that it finalized its purchase of the state-of-the-art cell therapy production facility from TiGenix NV. TiGenix, has been producing its marketed product for cartilage repair, ChondroCelect® at the site in Sittard-Geleen, close to Maastricht (The Netherlands), since the beginning of 2013.
ChondroCelect® will continue to be manufactured at the facility as before under a long-term CMO agreement with TiGenix. PharmaCell has acquired the facility, including its qualified team of employees in Production, QC, QA and other functions that bring many years of experience in cell therapy manufacturing into the organization.
Following the acquisition, PharmaCell will continue to operate its Maastricht facility in addition to the site at Sittard-Geleen. The Maastricht facility offers non-GMP process development and flexible GMP-production facilities for early- to mid-stage clinical trials in cell therapy. The Cell Manufacturing Facility Geleen will offer clients the opportunity to support late stage clinical trials and commercial production for the industry. Taken together, PharmaCell offers a comprehensive contract manufacturing service package for cell therapy companies along the development pathway from translational work all the way to the commercial stage. With both TiGenix (ChondroCelect®) and Dendreon Corporation (for Provenge®) as partners, the company has two commercial cell therapy products under contract. In addition, work is ongoing on early stage clinical trials and translational projects.
Alexander Vos, CEO of PharmaCell B.V. said: “We are very pleased to have concluded the transaction with TiGenix. We believe PharmaCell now offers a unique manufacturing platform in Europe to support the growth of the cell therapy and regenerative medicine industry in future years. We look forward to discuss plans for a future collaboration with interested parties.”
Horizon Enters into Partnership with Pirbright Institute to Improve Vaccine YieldsNews
Extends Horizon’s biomanufacturing capabilities into vaccine manufacture. Research supported by a grant from the Canadian International Development Research Centre, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.READ MORE
PhoreMost and Plexxikon Collaborate to Identify Novel Drug TargetsNews
PhoreMost, the UK-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to drugging ‘undruggable’ disease targets, today announced it has signed a collaborative agreement with Plexxikon Inc., the small molecule structure-guided R&D centre of Daiichi Sankyo.READ MORE
Lonza Opens World’s Largest Dedicated Cell-and-Gene-Therapy Manufacturing Facility in TexasNews
First-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with capacity to produce treatment for thousands of patients suffering from rare genetic disorders or life-threatening diseases.READ MORE
Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT
Asia Pacific Congress on Probiotics, Prebiotics and Nutrition
Oct 15 - Oct 16, 2018
15th Symposium on the Practical Applications of Mass Spectrometry in the Biotechnology Industry
Sep 09 - Sep 12, 2018