Kindred Biosciences Awarded a Contract by the National Cancer Institute in Support of the PREVENT Cancer Program
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel drugs and biologics, today announced that it has been selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as one of three contractors in response to the solicitation for the PREVENT Cancer Preclinical Drug Development Program (PREVENT): Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Production of Vaccines and Biologicals for Cancer Prevention (cGMP Pool). As a cGMP pool contractor, KindredBio is eligible to provide manufacturing, formulation and analytical services to meet the needs of the PREVENT pipeline.
PREVENT is an NCI-supported venture to advance preclinical development of innovative cancer prevention interventions and biomarkers towards clinical applications. A maximum amount of $49.95 million will be shared across three contract pools, one of which is the cGMP manufacturing pool. Within the cGMP pool, KindredBio is one of three contractors selected for award. The contract term is four years, with specific amounts based on individual task order awards yet to be determined.
"This selection is a validation of our manufacturing and project management expertise, and we look forward to working with the NCI on this important program," said Richard Chin, CEO of KindredBio.
KindredBio operates a state-of-the-art biological development and cGMP manufacturing facility in Burlingame, CA, and recently completed construction on a 180,000 square foot large scale cGMP manufacturing facility in Elwood, KS.
The company's core expertise includes protein engineering, cell line development, master cell banking, process development, assay development, stability testing, and cGMP clinical and commercial manufacturing. KindredBio's biologics team comprises experts in product development, manufacturing, quality control and quality assurance personnel, and is supported by a strong project management organization.
For additional information on PREVENT, please click here. Task orders awarded to KindredBio are expected to be conducted at the company's cGMP manufacturing facility in Burlingame, CA.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. 75N91019D00027.
About Kindred Biosciences
Kindred Biosciences is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. Its mission is to bring to pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy. The company's strategy is to identify compounds and targets that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans and to develop therapeutics based on these validated compounds and targets for dogs, cats, and horses. KindredBio has a deep pipeline of novel drugs and biologics in development across many therapeutic classes.
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