December 6, 2017, WUXI, China, Dec. 6, 2017 — WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company, offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, announced that its cGMP biologics manufacturing facility in Wuxi city with 30,000 L bioreactor capacity entered into full operations. This marks a significant milestone for WuXi Biologics as well as the biologics industry in China.
Facility located in the UMass Medicine Science Park will support clinical development and commercialization of CAR T pipeline
Preparations underway for clinical production in 2018
NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2017 — Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”) (NASDAQ:MBIO), a Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIO) company focused on the development of novel immunotherapies based on proprietary chimeric antigen receptor engineered T cell (CAR T) technology, announced today that it has entered into a lease agreement with the UMass Medicine Science Park in Worcester, Massachusetts, for a manufacturing facility to support the clinical development and commercialization of the Company’s CAR T product candidates.
The facility is expected to be operational for the production of personalized CAR T therapies in 2018. Mustang anticipates initially building cell-processing capabilities to support its lead CAR T product candidates MB-101 in glioblastoma, and MB-102 in acute myeloid leukemia and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. [Read more…]
In addition to commercial cell therapy CDMOs, there are other industry players that support the cell therapy industry, including academic and medical CDMOs. While these groups do contribute to the cell therapy CDMO market, their manufacturing capabilities are limited in scale and best suited to small, early-stage clinical trials. [Read more…]
Traditionally, the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) market was for pharmaceutical services, including drug compound development and manufacturing. Over time, many pharmaceutical companies expanded into offering services for biopharmaceuticals and biologics as well, and a companies went as far as to specialize in cell therapy CDMO services. [Read more…]
A contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), is a company that serves cell therapy companies on a contract basis. Common cell therapy CDMO services include cell therapy product development, manufacturing, clinical trial support, and commercial supply.
CDMOs allows cell therapy companies to outsource aspects of their business, which can support:
- Speed to market
- Adding technical expertise without overhead costs
- Cost efficiencies