Aim­ing to de­cen­tral­ize CAR-T man­u­fac­tur­ing, Gala­pa­gos part­ners with largest US blood sup­ply net­work

Gala­pa­gos is team­ing up with the US’s largest blood sup­ply group to try to es­tab­lish a na­tion­wide net­work of de­cen­tral­ized CAR-T man­u­fac­tur­ing.

The part­ner­ship with Blood Cen­ters of Amer­i­ca, or BCA, will give Gala­pa­gos ac­cess to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s com­mu­ni­ty blood cen­ters across the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease. Each of the sites will be re­spon­si­ble for work­ing with “five or six” re­gion­al hos­pi­tals and oth­er health­care of­fices that ad­min­is­ter CAR-Ts, Gala­pa­gos CFO Thad Hus­ton told End­points News, help­ing pa­tients po­ten­tial­ly re­ceive the treat­ments in sev­en days. And it would po­ten­tial­ly shave sev­er­al days or weeks from cur­rent meth­ods.

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