Krystal Biotech Continues Vertical Integration with Official Inauguration of Ancoris Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility at its Pittsburgh Headquarters
New facility expected to meet all clinical and commercial development needs of lead program KB103
A second, larger cGMP facility expected to be completed in 2020to meet all anticipated future pipeline production requirements
"Completing a successful trial run is another step towards our goal of becoming a fully-integrated gene therapy company and continue to fulfill our commitment to fundamentally treating rare skin diseases in a painless, convenient and effective manner," said Suma M Krishnan, founder and chief operating officer of
The new 4500 square foot Ancoris facility employs more than 25 people and is designed to satisfy the necessary manufacturing requirements for clinical and commercial development of KB103, a best-in-class topically applied 'off the shelf' treatment being developed for people with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB). KB103 is currently in a Phase 2 clinical study and topline data from six treated patients are expected in mid-2019.
In addition to the current cGMP facility,
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This press release includes certain disclosures that contain “forward-looking statements,” including, without limitation, statements regarding the potential of KB103 to treat the underlying causes of DEB, the timetable for bringing GMP manufacturing in-house and the potential for rapid development of the company’s clinical programs. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes” and “expects.” Forward-looking statements are based on Krystal’s current expectations and assumptions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, which are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are set forth in Krystal’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form S-1 and Form 10-K, as amended from time to time, under the caption “Risk Factors.”
Ashley R. Robinson
LifeSci Public Relations
Source: Krystal Biotech, Inc.