Gracell Biotechnologies Unveils Innovation Center in U.S.
Gracell Biotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GRCL) (“Gracell” or the “Company”), a global clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing highly efficacious and affordable cell therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced that its newly established research facility, the Innovation Center, is scheduled to open in San Diego, California, during the first quarter of 2022.
As a pivotal part of Gracell’s global strategy, the company is fully committed to expanding its operations in the U.S. to enhance and diversify its in-house drug discovery, pre-clinical research, and translational capabilities to further complement its proprietary platforms and extensive early-stage pipeline. After a thorough nationwide search, Gracell chose to establish its Innovation Center within the Cornerstone Research Center in San Diego. The new hub includes a state-of-the-art laboratory, along with office space. Gracell is also expanding its R&D team through the recruitment of high-caliber biotech talent in the San Diego area.
“We are delighted to start 2022 with the opening of our U.S. Innovation Center in San Diego, which will strengthen our R&D capabilities and further expand our presence in the U.S. market,” said Dr. William (Wei) Cao, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gracell. “This marks another solid step in Gracell’s journey of becoming a leading global cell therapy company. By innovating and expanding upon our proprietary FasTCAR and TruUCAR platforms, we remain focused on solving the challenges of conventional CAR-T cell therapies and advancing innovative, highly differentiated programs from our robust pipeline to benefit cancer patients all around the world.”