Immunicum AB (publ) Plans to Expand its Research and Process Development Facilities in Leiden, the Netherlands
Immunicum AB (publ; IMMU.ST) announced that its in-house research and process development activities will move into a new facility at the Leiden Bio Science Park, the Netherlands. The Company has signed a long-term lease with developer Kadans Science Partner for approximately 1,100 square meters of laboratory and office space in the Plus Ultra Leiden, a new building currently under development. Furthermore, Immunicum has the option to rent an additional 1,100 square meters to further support its future growth. The new location, that is expected to be fully commissioned in 2022, will serve as Immunicum’s core research and development hub.
“This state-of-the-art facility in one of Europe’s most vibrant life sciences research communities is an integral part of our corporate strategy as it will enable us to rapidly and cost-effectively continue the development of potential transformative treatment options for cancer patients,” stated Sven Rohmann, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Immunicum. “Following the combination with DCprime, we have strengthened our team of leading experts and we will establish this new facility as a center of excellence, thereby gaining full control over crucial product development aspects of our cell-based therapies.”
The new facility will house the entire Leiden-based operation of Immunicum. Multiple laboratory suites will support Immunicum’s research and development activities for the now expanded pipeline of next-generation cell-based immunotherapies following the business combination announced in December last year.
Source: Immunicum (Press release)