A California biotech steps into the viral vector space with new site build of $75M
As cell and gene therapy gets hotter, a California CDMO has made a play to open an entirely new arm of its operations to fill a void in the market.
Avid Bioservices will move into the cell and gene therapy market, with the construction of a 53,000 square-foot viral vector cGMP manufacturing site down the road from its Tustin, CA headquarters.
The site will be completed within 18 months, with CEO Nicholas Green saying that January 2023 is an anticipated opening date. If the project stays on track, its analytical and process development labs could be ready for partial use in the next six to eight months.
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