– Second clean room at ElevateBio BaseCamp will expand cGMP capacity for clinical trials in 2022
– Future network to focus on TCR2 manufacturing center of excellence in Rockville, MD
– Strategy optimizes efficiencies and simplifies regulatory pathway
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: TCRR), a clinical-stage cell therapy company with a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for cancer patients suffering from solid tumors, announced today the expansion of its manufacturing capacity by exercising an option on a second clean room at ElevateBio BaseCamp which adds to the buildout of clinical and commercial supply currently underway at its Rockville, MD, facility.
The timing of the additional supply at ElevateBio BaseCamp aligns with an anticipated 2022 increase in demand from the Phase 2 clinical trial of gavo-cel for mesothelin-expressing solid tumors as well as the start of a Phase 1 clinical trial for TC-510, a mesothelin TRuC-T cell enhanced with a PD1xCD28 switch. The long-term focus for TCR2 clinical and commercial supply remains on developing the 85,000 square foot Rockville facility as its manufacturing center of excellence in the U.S. In connection with this expansion, TCR2 proposes to cease manufacturing activities at the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) in Stevenage, UK.
“This increase in cGMP manufacturing capacity at ElevateBio BaseCamp will ensure we are able to execute on the gavo-cel Phase 2 trial and the clinical plans for our next-generation TRuC-T cell products,” said Garry Menzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of TCR2 Therapeutics. “We are excited by the therapeutic potential of our lead clinical therapy gavo-cel and the emerging solid tumor pipeline reviewed recently at our R&D Day. Our strategy remains focused on continuous innovation providing multiple opportunities to save the lives of cancer patients”.
About TCR2 Therapeutics
TCR2 Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage cell therapy company developing a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for patients suffering from solid tumors. The company is focused on the discovery and development of product candidates against novel and complex targets utilizing its proprietary T cell receptor (TCR) Fusion Construct T cells (TRuC®-T cells). The TRuC platform is designed to specifically recognize and kill cancer cells by harnessing signaling from the entire TCR, independent of human leukocyte antigens (HLA). For more information about TCR2, please visit www.tcr2.com.
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