Pharma Focus Asia

RoosterBio Partners with Senti Biosciences to Rapidly Translate Gene Circuit Cell Therapy into the Clinic

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

RoosterBio Inc. announces a clinical supply and manufacturing collaboration agreement with pioneering gene circuit company Senti Biosciences, Inc. (Senti) to accelerate the clinical translation of Senti’s gene-modified cell therapies for ovarian cancer and other solid tumor indications. The collaboration will leverage RoosterBio’s human mesenchymal stem/stromal cell (hMSC) bioprocess systems, rapid product and process development platform, and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)-compliant, hMSC-focused manufacturing capabilities.   

“Gene-modified cell therapies are one of the most important segments in our industry, and we are excited to help Senti Biosciences accelerate its technology into the clinic,” said RoosterBio’s Founder & Chief Product Officer Jon A. Rowley, PhD. “Our collaboration reflects the importance of strategically positioned gene engineering platforms that are designed for rapid clinical translation. RoosterBio’s goal of radically simplifying hMSC product development, process development and clinical manufacturing are being leveraged to move the field of cell therapy forward.”

“Gene circuits have the potential to lead the next wave of cell and gene therapies to address the high unmet need in difficult-to-treat cancers, such as ovarian cancer,” said Philip Lee, PhD, Senti’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with RoosterBio to accelerate clinical development of our novel gene circuit MSC-based therapies to help bring those therapies to patients as efficiently and safely as possible.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Senti will apply its novel gene circuit technology to hMSCs produced by RoosterBio’s breakthrough CliniControl™ hMSC manufacturing platform. In addition, Senti will employ RoosterBio for external development of hMSC supply and expansion, including bioreactor scale-up and industrialized large-scale manufacturing unit operations.

RoosterBio’s proprietary, clinically relevant product portfolio was introduced in 2017 under the CliniControl brand name with the promise to radically simplify multiple steps in therapeutic development. CliniControl is the first hMSC product to be commercialized as off-the-shelf, cGMP-compliant working cell bank and bioprocess media systems.

Rowley added, “We’ve shown that our CliniControl products can uniquely deliver and continue to drive unparalleled efficiencies and economies of scale in clinical and commercial hMSC manufacturing, helping our customers accelerate the development of exciting new cell therapy products.”

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