Center of excellence for cell and gene therapy

Our state-of-the-art facility in the Houston area specializes in the production of cell and gene therapies. In the biopharmaceutical industry there is an increasing demand for development and manufacturing of these novel drugs. In response, we opened our 300,000-square-foot facility, fully dedicated to cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing, and the only site in our network where viral vectors are manufactured.

We purposefully built the facility with future capacity in mind, to enable scale-up manufacturing in line with our customer’s needs, so that, together, we can make more therapies available to patients.

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Tailored solutions for each step

  • Flexible: Our flexible suite set up can be readily adapted based on your individual processes.
  • Single use: We employ single-use disposables in all of our manufacturing processes. Additionally, we have multiple parallel GMP viral vector trains and cell therapy suites that have independent air handling units, ensuring maintenance can be performed without affecting other suites. 
  • Ability to serve a large number of patients: Fully expanded, our footprint is capable of supporting more than 200 clinical and commercial viral vector cGMP batches annually. 
  • Supporting a wide variety of cell and viral vector types: The full range of services provided at this site can support a wide selection of cell and virus types, such as T-cells, dendritic cells, pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as well as adenoviral, adeno-associated virus (AAV), lentiviral and other viral vectors.

A full range of services under one roof

We offer process development and bioassay services in addition to clinical and commercial manufacturing for cell and gene therapies, including viral vector production. We support customers at all stages of development, from process development to first-in-human trials and commercial production.