MaxCyte, the global cell-based medicines and life sciences company, announced that it has expanded its relationship with Kite, a Gilead Company, by entering into a multi-drug clinical and commercial agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Kite will use MaxCyte’s Flow Electroporation® Technology to enable non-viral cell engineering for development of multiple CAR-T drug candidates for up to 10 targets.
We’re excited to take our relationship with Kite further into product development, providing the company the ability to leverage MaxCyte’s versatile cell engineering platform to enable the power of gene-editing for clinical and commercial development of critical new CAR-T therapeutics,
said Doug Doerfler,
President & CEO of MaxCyte, Inc.
The expansion of the Kite-MaxCyte relationship builds on an existing research agreement announced in November 2018. Under the terms of the new license agreement, Kite obtains non-exclusive clinical and commercial-use rights to MaxCyte’s cell engineering platform to develop CAR-T therapies, and MaxCyte will receive development and approval milestones and sales-based payments in addition to other licensing fees.