Cytiva, a global life sciences leader, and NecstGen, aim to accelerate the development of new cell and gene therapies globally via a strategic collaboration. Cytiva will provide its technologies, services, and solutions to NecstGen, and both organizations will share their knowledge, expertise, and learnings as research programs are translated into next generation therapies.
Catarina Flyborg, Vice President, Cell and Gene Therapy, Cytiva says: “Cell and gene therapies are transformative medicines and accelerating their development requires harnessing the power of the industry. By sharing our expertise and providing NecstGen with access to our team of specialists, Cytiva will play a critical role in taking translational research from the laboratory to the bedside.”
Established in 2020, NecstGen is a non-profit contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in cell and gene therapies in the Netherlands. It brings the development, production, QC, QA, and QP functions together in a new 4 000 m2 facility in Leiden Bio Science Park, the largest bio-cluster in the Netherlands. The new facility will serve all organizations worldwide, particularly academic and small/large industry enterprises who want to bring their research to the clinical stage. NecstGen will provide process development, cGMP manufacturing services up to 200L, and cleanroom rental.
Paul Bilars, CEO, NecstGen, says: “Our partnership with Cytiva will provide us with the flexible and scalable solutions needed by pioneers in the field of cell and gene therapy. Working together, we will accelerate the development of future therapies, bringing these to patients faster.”
During the first half of 2021, there were 1,328 regenerative medicine trials underway globally sponsored by non-industry groups such as academic centers and government entities.1 Small and mid-size enterprises and academic centers play an important role in the development of novel cell and gene therapies. NecstGen addresses the needs of these early phase therapy developers to help them bring new therapies to patients.
NecstGen is a new centre of excellence for Cell and Gene Therapy, located in a purpose-built GMP facility on the largest bio-cluster in the Netherlands, Leiden Bio Science Park. Here, NecstGen provides critical contract development, manufacturing and rental services to academic and small/large industrial therapy developers to deliver a new generation of therapies to patients.
Cytiva is a global life sciences leader that works with academic and translational researchers, developers and manufacturers of biotherapeutics, cell and gene therapies, and new technologies such as mRNA, to enable the delivery of transformative medicines. Cytiva is a trusted expert with nearly 10 000 associates in more than 40 countries dedicated to customers’ speed, flexibility, capacity and efficiency in drug discovery, research, and manufacturing.