Gilead to Acquire Genentech Facility | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 33 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 15, 2011

Gilead to Acquire Genentech Facility

Department: Business
Keywords: biopharmaceuticals, manufacturing, antibodies

Gilead Sciences is buying a Genentech process research and small-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Oceanside, Calif., where it will produce monoclonal antibodies for clinical studies. Among these is GS 6624, which Gilead acquired in January from Arresto Biosciences and is developing to treat certain cancers and fibrotic diseases. Gilead will offer jobs to about 55 Genentech manufacturing and process development employees. Genentech still owns and operates a commercial manufacturing facility in Oceanside.

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