Cellular Biomedicine Group Opens New GMP Facility in Beijing
SHANGHAI, China and CUPERTINO, Calif., November 9, 2015 /GlobeNewswire/ — Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CBMG) ("CBMG" or the "Company"), a biomedicine firm engaged in the development of effective treatments for degenerative and cancerous diseases, today announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility in the PKUCare Industrial Park, Changping District, Beijing, China. Eight hundred square meters of the 1,400 square meter site has been equipped with four independent production lines to support clinical batch production and commercial scale manufacturing. Designed and built to GMP standards, the facility has been certified by the Beijing Institute for Drug Control, accredited bodies of the China National Accreditation Service (CNAS) and China Metrology Accreditation (CMA). With this expansion into Beijing, the Company now operates three GMP facilities in China that will house nine independent production lines with the capacity to host more than 200,000 individual cell sources.
"We feel this is the opportune time for this expansion into Beijing as we prepare for increasing manufacturing demands to supply cell therapy materials for more research and clinical trials from our immuno-oncology, especially CAR-T therapy, and mesenchymal progenitor cell (haMPC) programs," said Dr. Richard L. Wang, Chief Operating Officer for the Company. Our multi-national team of seasoned scientists is proud to see the implementation of our vertically integrated research and development and production systems in several locations. With patented processes and technologies applied to every step of our cellular medicine platform spanning sample collection and processing, cell expansion, banking, shipping and application, we are able to deliver consistent quality measures across China, which we believe will better serve our patient population in the future."
About Cellular Biomedicine Group
Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. develops proprietary cell therapies for the treatment of certain degenerative and cancerous diseases. Our developmental stem cell and Immuno-Oncology projects are the result of research and development by scientists and doctors from China and the United States. Our flagship GMP facility in China, consisting of nine independent cell production lines, is designed, certified and managed according to U.S. standards. To learn more about CBMG, please visit: www.cellbiomedgroup.com
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