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Fosunkite’s Management Team Visited CAR-T Therapy Manufacturing Plant in Shanghai

Author: Century 3       Update: 2019-07-08


On June 11, 2019, the board members of Fosun Pharma and Gilead Sciences visited Fosunkite Yescarta commercial production plant, accompanied by its EPC service provider Century 3, to celebrate the rapid development of Yescarta, a CAR-T therapy medicine in China after Fosunkite was established for 2 years. As a leading engineering and project management company in China, Century 3 provides high-quality EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and validation services for Fosunkite Yescarta project, accelerating Yescarta's industrialization process in China as well as the research and development of other new products.


In 2017, Fosun Pharma and Kite Pharma jointly established Fosunkite Biotechnology Co., Ltd. in China to introduce the world’s first CAR-T therapy for NHL axicabtagene ciloleucel (US trade name as Yescarta) from Kite Pharma (Project name as FKC876). The Yescarta therapy was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on October 18, 2017 and European Medicines Agency on August 27, 2018. It is currently the fastest approved therapy in China among other CD19 targeted CAR-T projects. Yescarta’s industrialization will bring the hope of life to countless patients struggling to survive in China.

 

Fosunkite Yescarta commercial production plant is located at Tianci International Biological Industrial Park in the south of Zhangjiang Scientific City with a total area of 10,000 square meters. Expected to be completed by the end of 2019, the facility will be used for the manufacturing and delivery of Yescarta and other cellular immune treatment products. The plant will be built into a class B+A clean cell preparation base which complies with the latest GMP standards and is in line with Kite’s commercial production standards. As a trusted industry consultant in the field of pharmaceutical and life science, Century 3 was selected to provide engineering, procurement, construction and verification services for this project and recognized by Fosunkite’s management team for its excellence in quality performance.