Genea Biocells Builds Stem-Cell Facility in California
San Diego facility will specialize in cell and culture-media manufacturing and R&D
News By : Kate Nixon
Australian stem cell company Genea Biocells is expanding its operations to the US with the opening of a new facility in San Diego, California. The office and laboratory space in the Torrey Pines Science Park will accommodate the company's cell and culture media manufacturing, research services, and R&D, and is expected to be fully operational by September 2015.
The new site will house over $2 million worth of equipment, including robotics and instrumentation for high-throughput/high-content screening, all of which is instrumental to the company's chemical biology approach and the research services it provides. Genea Biocells' vice-presidents of chemistry and of business development are already based in the US; the company will retain a small team of scientists in Sydney, primarily for the derivation and banking of new human pluripotent stem cell lines.