XNK Therapeutics AB (“XNK”) today said the company would continue its partnership with the Karolinska Cell Therapy Center’s production unit Vecura under the lead of Pontus Blomberg and Veronique Chotteau’s group in Cell Technology from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology as part of a collaboration within The Competence Centre for Advanced BioProduction by Continuous Processing, AdBIOPRO.
“The Swedish government-sponsored innovation agency Vinnova has granted AdBIOPRO competence center an extension of five years. This means we can continue our part of the collaboration within AdBIOPRO together with Vecura and Veronique Chotteau’s group from KTH” said Anna-Karin Maltais CSO at XNK Therapeutics. “Working with AdBIOPRO has over the years contributed to improve our manufacturing process and to enable scale-out to reach more patients. This extension of investment is very valuable for XNK as it also brings complementary talent in bioproduction.”
XNK’s continued work with AdBIOPRO, under Per-Henrik Holmqvist’s leadership, will allow further in-depth characterisation of natural killer (NK) cell cultures at different process parameters, help advance production techniques and investigate increased automation for more efficient large-scale production.