Artiva Biotherapeutics Celebrates Official Opening of San Diego Corporate Headquarters and R&D Lab Facilities

Artiva officially opened its San Diego corporate headquarters and NK cell therapy research and GMP manufacturing facility (Photo Credit: Artiva Biotherapeutics, Inc.)

SAN DIEGO– Artiva Biotherapeutics, Inc., an oncology company whose mission is to deliver highly effective, off-the-shelf allogeneic, natural killer (NK) cell therapies that are safe and accessible to cancer patients, today announced the official opening of the company’s U.S. corporate headquarters and R&D laboratory facilities at the Alexandria Tech Center in San Diego.

The 52,000-square-foot facility will include a multi-suite, custom-built current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) cell production center, to support NK and CAR-NK cell production for Artiva’s pipeline development and clinical trial supply.

“We’re very pleased to welcome our team to this new facility, which was specifically designed to accommodate our growth and to support research and development for our pipeline of optimized NK and CAR-NK cell therapies for the treatment of cancer,” said Fred Aslan, M.D., CEO of Artiva.

The new facility and capabilities will be in addition to Artiva’s continued research and cGMP manufacturing at its partner GC Cell’s state-of-the-art 300,000-square-foot cell center, which was completed in 2018 and comprises research labs, process development labs, and a 50,000-square-foot cGMP cell therapy manufacturing facility in the Republic of Korea. The combined R&D and manufacturing capabilities of the new San Diego site coupled with GC Cell’s Korean facility supports Artiva’s development of the next generation off the shelf NK-cell therapies for the treatment of solid and hematological cancers.