RoosterBio and AGC Biologics Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Manufacturing of Cell and Exosome Therapies
AGC Biologics, a global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), entered a strategic partnership with RoosterBio Inc., a supplier of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (hMSCs), highly engineered media, and bioprocess development services.
The partnership aims to create an end-to-end solution for the development and production of hMSC and exosome therapeutics leveraging RoosterBio’s cell and media products and process development services, coupled with AGC Biologics’ global cell and gene therapy manufacturing capabilities.
RoosterBio will use its extensive portfolio of cell and media products to develop robust, scalable processes for hMSC and exosome therapies. These capabilities include genetic engineering of cells and exosomes to express therapeutic targets, upstream processing in both 2D flask and 3D bioreactor systems, downstream purification to achieve desired purity and potency, and comprehensive analytical characterization of the resulting formulated cell or exosome therapy.
AGC Biologics will use its global network to provide full Process Development, cGMP Manufacturing, Quality Control and Regulatory services for pre-clinical and phase I/II clinical trials, with the ability to scale to Phase III and commercial production. AGC also offers a range of development and manufacturing scales that can be tailored to the specific needs of drug developers in different regions worldwide. Its network of sites offers the latest cell therapy technologies and processes, including allogenic and autologous systems and techniques.
"AGC Biologics is happy to be partnering with RoosterBio. They have a reliable method for producing engineered cells and exosomes that can help developers create life-saving therapies," said Patricio Massera, Chief Executive Officer of AGC Biologics. "When you combine their work and expertise with AGC Biologics' scientific knowledge and global manufacturing services, it creates a comprehensive offering that can help these developers save time and money, and get their treatments in the hands of patients in need."
“AGC Biologics has an outstanding track record of success in the manufacture of clinical and commercial advanced therapies and an ever-expanding global network to meet the needs of our customers,” said Tim Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of RoosterBio. “Biopharmaceutical companies striving to develop engineered cell and exosome therapies require proven, flexible technologies paired with reliable and scalable manufacturing solutions. This collaboration was conceived to deliver that end-to-end solution for our customers and I am thrilled to partner with AGC Biologics to translate our hMSC and exosome technologies into advanced therapy products that have the potential to bring curative treatments to patients in need.”