Matica Bio Opens New Cell & Gene Therapy GMP Facility in Texas
MAY 3rd, 2022
From Left : Matt Prochaska (President, BVEDC), Dr. Scott Lillibridge (Associate VP, Global Health at Texas A&M), Karl Mooney (Mayor, City of College Station), Bobby Gutierrez (Single Member District 3 Councilman, City of Bryan), Yun Jeong Song (CEO, Matica Bio), Mike Stewart (CTO, Matica Bio), Casey Oldham (CEO of Oldham Goodwin Group), Jin Kim (Board Member & Advisor, Matica Bio), Andrew Arrage (CCO, Matica Bio)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas; May 3, 2022 - Matica Biotechnology, Inc. (Matica Bio), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in the clinical and commercial production of cell and gene therapies, today announced the opening of its new 45,000-square-foot facility dedicated to the production of viral vectors and cell-based products used in cell and gene therapies, vaccines, oncolytic therapies and other genetic medicines.
Cell and Gene Therapy Specialty
Building on years of cell and gene therapy expertise, Matica Bio’s new facility is now expanding its capacity as a CDMO — ready to support the biopharmaceutical industry’s need for faster delivery of cells and viral vectors that are key components of some of the most promising novel therapies.
“The key is faster delivery without sacrificing quality or safety,” said Matica Bio CEO Yun Jeong Song. “Our new facility is designed for rapid development, scale-up and production for clinical supply, but our experienced teams provide quality oversight and regulatory guidance necessary to ensure success. Solely committed to our clients’ commercialization goals, we have the expertise and an advanced, modular system that provides the flexibility to adjust resources required depending on client need and product requirements.”
Ongoing Large-Scale Production Research
To keep pace with accelerated clinical development time frames, production complexities and demand, Matica Bio already has two collaborations at the new facility. The company is working with Sartorius to develop and optimize advanced viral vector manufacturing technologies for large-scale vector production. Matica Bio has also partnered with Texas A&M University’s Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing for projects to speed up biotech R&D and commercial manufacturing.
“We’re aim to improve multiple components across the cell and gene therapy production process from ease of manufacturability, to real-time data read-outs, reducing costs, and solving anticipated challenges of large-scale cell culture and viral vector production,” said Matica Bio Chief Technology Officer Mike Stewart. “These collaborations are just the start of Matica Bio’s commitment to continue building research and expertise for successful product development at this facility and through future expansion.”
About Matica Biotechnology, Inc.
Matica Bio, an affiliate of CHA Biotech, provides viral vector GMP manufacturing services for cell and gene therapies, vaccines, oncolytic vectors and other advanced therapy products. Our GMP facility in College Station, TX, is designed for the rapid development, scale-up and production of viral vectors and cell therapy products for clinical supply. Matica Bio offers process development, GMP production, product release and stability assessment together with the quality oversight and regulatory guidance necessary to ensure our clients’ success.