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Cytiva is adding process development, media and assay development, and contract development services at its facilities in Korea, Japan, Sweden, and the UK.
Cytiva is expanding its offering at its Fast Trak research and training facilities in Korea; Japan; Cambridge, UK; and Uppsala, Sweden to support the growing cell and gene therapy industry, the company announced in a Dec. 9, 2020 press release. The company is adding process development, media and assay development, and contract development services for preclinical through Phase I manufacturing at these sites, complementing current services provided in Shanghai; Toronto; and Marlborough, MA.
According to the press release, each site will have space dedicated solely to cell and gene therapy process development and training and will use Cytiva’s digital technologies. Cytiva’s experts will work with customers to improve productivity and reduce costs, which will assist them in bringing their novel therapeutics to market faster, while maintaining complete control and understanding of their processes.
The sites will also offer specialized training and education with cell therapy manufacturing courses. Cytiva recently held its first in-person and online digital cell therapy training program, the company said in the press release. The online, self-paced Advanced Cell Therapy Technology CELLT1 program is divided into eight courses and covers upstream, cell expansion, and downstream applications. The program provides a comprehensive overview of the cell and gene therapy market through a combination of theoretical and lab-based learning.