Kiadis and CiMaas, Dutch developers and producers of cell therapy for cancer, have now signed an agreement to co-develop a fast and efficient production process to generate high numbers of Natural Killer Cells with strong capacity to kill tumor cells.
Neuroplast and CiMaas, developers and producers of regenerative cell therapies, are setting up joint shop at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen where they will be sharing a new laboratory and office space. Both companies currently employ around 30 people and expect to experience substantial growth.
The national campaign - to the end of June 2019 - airs radiospots and runs advertisements in several national newspapers to draw attention to the collaboration between the University and Brightlands in developing solutions for important societal issues. CiMaas regenerates the immune system to fight cancer.
Upon a recent application and discussion with EMA, Cimaas received the classification for its' dendritic cell vaccine. EMA/CAT considers that the WT1-DC-Xcite-L1 falls within the definitions of a somatic cell therapy medicinal product and a gene therapy medicinal product and based on that is considered as gene therapy medicinal product as provided in Article 2(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1394/2007.
On June 6 2019, Kiadis Pharma (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) acquired Cytosen (USA). CiMaas had a long-standing collaboration with Cytosen to realize production of large numbers of Natural Killer Cells. The acquisition results in that CiMaas will continue the development of the Natural Killer Cell therapy now with Kiadis.
This brings CiMaas again a step closer to fund its’ development of cellular therapies into clinical trials for the patients with multiple myeloma and lung cancer.