PRESS RELEASE: TrakCel Fuels Growth and Increased Market Access Through Strategic Investment Round

Cardiff, UK, March 3, 2021 TrakCel, a leading supplier of cellular orchestration solutions supporting the cell and gene therapy industry, today announces that it has closed its latest funding round led by AmerisourceBergen and Labcorp (NYSE: LH). These strategic investments enable further transformation of TrakCel’s cellular therapy orchestration solution, growth of its existing partner ecosystem, and continued global expansion.

The company will use both the investment and the combined expertise gained from collaborations with the investors to further augment its offering to both clinical and commercial-stage cell and gene therapy developers as part of its drive toward industry standardization and future innovation.

TrakCel has developed the broadest portfolio of live deployments in the industry across a range of therapies, from autologous and allogeneic therapies, personalized cancer vaccines and CRISPR, to tumor and marrow infiltrating lymphocyte therapies.

“The close of this funding delivers a unique opportunity to propel the improvement and evolution of our product and services portfolio in order to exceed expectations across the quickly evolving cell and gene therapy space,” said Ravi Nalliah, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, TrakCel. “In addition, this investment enhances our already considerable digital ecosystem of partners. Now, TrakCel has the funding and the partnership support to take advantage of our market and industry experience gained as the first orchestration solution to the cell and gene therapy marketplace.”

These strategic investments enable further transformation of TrakCel’s cellular therapy orchestration solution, growth of its existing partner ecosystem, and continued global expansion.

Augmenting and aligning its digital ecosystem with AmerisourceBergen in the future will allow TrakCel to significantly expand its reach. This will also enable the two companies to offer services that drive them toward further standardization of the delivery of cell and gene therapies.

“The advanced therapy sector is producing major advances in treatment that will revolutionize healthcare and the treatment of diseases with currently limited therapeutic options. It is essential that partners to manufacturers find ways to innovate on behalf of the patient and provider to enhance the treatment experience,” said Doug Cook, EVP, President of Commercialization and Animal Health at AmerisourceBergen. “By working with TrakCel, we’ll unlock new ideas and generate new value for all therapy participants, truly living our purpose of creating healthier futures.”

Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company, provides vital information to help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and patients make clear and confident decisions. Labcorp’s mission to improve health and improve lives will be complemented and supported by TrakCel’s cell, gene and immunotherapy therapy software platform.

“The tools and technologies developed by TrakCel to support the critical needs of advanced therapy logistics are a good complement to the services that we supply for cell and gene therapies,” said Steve Anderson, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Labcorp Drug Development. “The ability to more effectively orchestrate those activities, paired with Labcorp’s deep scientific and clinical expertise, makes our collaboration an important aspect for the successful delivery and commercialization of advanced therapies. Our investment in TrakCel also further demonstrates our commitment to the area of precision medicine.”

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About TrakCel

TrakCel is a market leading developer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining treatment collection to administration compliance and traceability. TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK, with US offices in California and New Jersey. 

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TrakCel Announces OCELLOS by TrakCel on Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Cloud Marketplace

OCELLOS by TrakCel helps patients receive the right therapy at the right time

Cardiff, Wales (UK) and San Francisco, CA, February 17, 2021 – TrakCel today announces it has launched OCELLOS by TrakCel on Salesforce AppExchange, providing an end-to-end solution that connects Healthcare Providers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, IT, Quality, Clinical Trial and Commercial teams all from one platform.

Leveraging a modular framework, OCELLOS by TrakCel can scale to support cellular therapies at each phase along the journey and seamlessly integrates with 3rd party systems via its Mulesoft™ powered Integration Hub. OCELLOS by TrakCel builds on the extensive experience the company has gained across their live, multi-lingual deployments for Autologous therapies (CAR-T, MIL, TIL, CRISPR), Matched Allogeneic therapies and Personalized Cancer Vaccines.

Built on the Salesforce Platform, OCELLOS by TrakCel is currently available on AppExchange here.

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OCELLOS by TrakCel

TrakCel is one of the first orchestration platforms for the cell and gene therapy industry available on Salesforce AppExchange—the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace.

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  • “The cell and gene therapy industry continues to develop more complex therapies for wider indications and larger patient volumes. As a result, this has required an evolution in TrakCel’s cellular orchestration product offering.”

    Debra Susarchick, Chief Product Officer and Head of Marketing at TrakCel.

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About TrakCel

TrakCel is a market leading developer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining treatment collection to administration compliance and traceability.  TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey.

 

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TrakCel completes proof of concept phase for orchestration solution integration with UK NHS partners

Presented data confirms TrakCel-designed middleware can facilitate integration of orchestration software into pan-national healthcare IT systems

Cardiff, UK November 25, 2020 – TrakCel, the leading supplier of cellular orchestration solutions supporting the cell and gene therapy industry, today announces it has completed Phase I of an integration of its technology with the UK’s Midlands-Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC). The project is part of the development of the MW-ATTC initiative, which is funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Innovate UK, the UK’s public innovation agency, part of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organization.

TrakCel assisted the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s Health Informatics team with the development of orchestration-specific middleware, bridging software designed to manage the transfer of advanced therapy supply chain data between NHS IT systems and orchestration systems. The project has been defined as a critical step in developing the IT infrastructure necessary to simplify the management of advanced therapies by patient-facing healthcare professionals.

The NHS partners of the MW-ATTC, as with other healthcare providers, use an assortment of IT and electronic systems at their various hospitals, trusts, and healthcare facilities. Without middleware, orchestration software would have to be individually integrated with each of those specific systems involving a high degree of complexity and cost.

The MW-ATTC middleware project confirmed that the prototype NHS IT system would be able to integrate with multiple orchestration solutions, essential for the delivery of advanced therapies to NHS patients. Users would not require additional training on separate orchestration systems leading to financial and administrative savings to the NHS as it looks to streamline the delivery of commercialized advanced therapies to patients.

TrakCel made the decision in 2018 to represent orchestration system suppliers by leading the development work of the NHS technology integration. As a result, TrakCel worked with different NHS teams to produce a detailed data exchange map critical for middleware development. This has ensured that TrakCel’s software will be able to exchange data with NHS’s systems.

“Internationally, orchestration systems are a vital component to the delivery of advanced therapies. More cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicines are moving through commercialization and delivered to patients. As a result, healthcare systems around the world need to ensure safe and effective management of the complex processes involved in the global manufacture and delivery of these therapies,” said Dr Fiona Withey, CEO, TrakCel.

“Demonstrating that bridging software can integrate orchestration software with the variety of existing IT systems and networks of a national healthcare provider such as the NHS is vital to ensure the management of therapies throughout the supply chain of cell and gene therapies. This ensures pan-industry standardization by enabling NHS professionals to continue to use familiar systems effectively integrated with orchestration systems to safely deliver therapies to patients,” Said Dr Matthew Lakelin, VP Business Development & Scientific Affairs.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with TrakCel on the Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment project. We have been able to test the integration points on our prototype NHS IT ordering and scheduling system with a commercial partner, TrakCel. This is a step forward in making a standardized NHS IT system to facilitate ATMP treatments and a NHS IT system to link to cell orchestration platforms. This will allow ATMP treatments to become more mainstream,” said Professor Philip Newsome, Director of Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre, University of Birmingham.

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About TrakCel

TrakCel is the market leading developer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining treatment collection to administration compliance and traceability.  TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey.

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TrakCel and Ori Biotech sign a collaboration agreement for supply chain orchestration within cell and gene therapy manufacturing

Cardiff and London UK, February 25, 2020 – TrakCel, a leading software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration systems, and Ori Biotech Ltd, (Ori), an innovator in cell and gene therapy (CGT) manufacturing, announce today a non-exclusive strategic partnership to achieve supply chain orchestration within closed system manufacturing for the cell and gene therapy sector.

The Ori platform enables therapy developers and contract manufacturers to achieve automated CGT manufacturing in a closed platform.  The collaboration will enable users of the Ori Biotech manufacturing platform to benefit from live supply chain visibility through TrakCel software and TrakCel customers to have greater visibility into the manufacturing process via data services within the Ori platform.  Resulting from the agreement, TrakCel and Ori will develop suitable points of integration in order for a shared data platform to be available to partners.

“TrakCel has developed an extensive partnership network with contract manufacturers and companies across the cell and gene therapy sector. This enables therapeutic developers to be supported by more standardized and integrated solutions,” said Fiona Withey, Co-Founder and CEO, TrakCel. “Closed system manufacturing is becoming progressively more important for the ongoing future of the cell and gene therapy sector, and we look forward to working with Ori to offer more integrated solutions to the wider industry.”

“Ori Biotech is continuing to build a network of best-in-class partners across the cell and gene therapy ecosystem to help enable our provision of integrated, closed system manufacturing to the cell and gene therapy industry,” said Farlan Veraitch, Co-Founder and CSO, Ori Biotech. “The integration of TrakCel’s advanced therapy supply chain tracking software with the Ori full-stack platform is another step forward enabling our customers to have full visibility throughout the supply chain.”

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About TrakCel

TrakCel is the market leading developer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining treatment collection to administration compliance and traceability.  TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey.

http://trakcel.com

About Ori Biotech

Ori Biotech is a London- and Philadelphia-based CGT manufacturing technology company. Ori has developed a proprietary, flexible manufacturing platform that closes, automates and standardises manufacturing allowing therapeutics developers to further develop and bring their products from pre-clinical process development to commercial scale manufacturing.  The mission of the Ori platform is to fully automate CGT manufacturing to increase throughput, improve quality and decrease costs in order to enable patient access to this new generation of lifesaving treatments. Founded by Dr Farlan Veraitch and Prof Chris Mason in 2015, the Company has brought together a seasoned Board and executive management team with over 80 years of pharmaceutical, cell therapy and venture building experience including CEO Jason C. Foster (Indivior) and CBO Jason Jones (Miltenyi Biotec) alongside industry-leading expert advisors like Bruce Levine and Anthony Davies.  www.oribiotech.com

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TrakCel appoints Dr Fiona Withey as Chief Executive Officer

New CEO to guide TrakCel to next phase of growth



Cardiff, UK, February 17, 2020 – TrakCel, a leading software developer of orchestration systems for advanced therapies, announced today the appointment of Dr. Fiona Withey as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Ravi Nalliah to the role of Chief Strategy Officer.

TrakCel has experienced significant growth over the last eight years, establishing itself as the best in class cellular orchestration platform for advanced therapies.  Today, TrakCel supports both clinical and commercial therapies globally and multilingually with live deployments of its platform across autologous CAR-T, allogeneic CAR-T, MIL’s (Marrow Infiltrating Lymphocytes), TIL’s (Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes), Personalized Cancer Vaccines and Gene Edited CRISPR therapies.

Dr. Withey was previously VP Global Clinical Strategy and Managing Director UK Clinical Services at PCI Pharma Services, prior to which she was CEO of Biotec Services International, a specialist in ultra-low temperature pharma contract services.

Speaking of her appointment, Dr. Withey comments; “As a TrakCel co-founder and now as CEO I look forward to guiding TrakCel to its next phase of development to support the advanced therapies industry.  TrakCel has deep industry experience, a leading product portfolio and a growing customer base.  It is now critical that we drive operational excellence across the organization and deliver superior customer service to enable our customers to succeed in their therapeutic development programs.”



TrakCel has deep industry experience, a leading product portfolio and a growing customer base. It is now critical that we drive operational excellence across the organization and deliver superior customer service to enable our customers to succeed in their therapeutic development programs.



As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Nalliah will be responsible for predicting future strategies for the sector and ensuring that TrakCel continues to innovate to meet the needs of therapeutic developers, manufacturers, caregivers and patients.

“The pace of change and development in the cell and gene therapy market is both exceptional and exciting. I have long been an advocate of moving this industry towards standardization and look forward to developing TrakCel’s product offering and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of innovation,” commented Mr. Nalliah. “Fiona will bring a combination of client focus, operational discipline and strong leadership to the team, ensuring that we continue in our crucial strategic aim of further developing our truly expert team at TrakCel.  I am very proud of everything that the team has accomplished in enabling us to be the specialists in cell therapy orchestration platforms and I look forward to working with Fiona and the team to continue this success.”



About TrakCel

TrakCel is the market leading designer, developer and deliverer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining needle-to-needle compliance and traceability.  TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey.

TrakCel CEO Fiona Withey


Fiona Withey
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TrakCel appoints Chief Product Officer to accelerate growth

TrakCel appoints Chief Product Officer to accelerate growth



New role will focus on the development and provision of TrakCel’s products and services

Cardiff, UK, January 16, 2020 – TrakCel, the software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration systems, announces today the appointment of Debra Susarchick as Chief Product Officer.

Debra Susarchick is TrakCel’s latest senior appointment as the company expands and focuses on growth and product management. TrakCel is looking to continue to innovate and improve efficiencies within the industry. It is therefore leading by example through its investment in developing and improving its own products and services.

“TrakCel’s software orchestration platforms are already established, in terms of primary provision to international clinical development of the cell and gene therapy industry. The next step in TrakCel’s pursuit of growth, and supporting the industry in creating commercially viable cell and gene therapies, is to further extend, develop and tailor its products in line with the sectors fast growing market needs,” said Ravi Nalliah, CEO, TrakCel. “We selected Debra Susarchick for her first-hand commercial experience, especially leading the roll out of Kite Konnect™ in 21 countries, as well as clinical tenure from her positions at Celgene and Merck. In the role of Chief Product Officer, Debra will make a significant contribution towards the clinical and commercial requirements of our customers.”


I hope to make a significant contribution – with a key focus on the requirements for commercialization and standardization within the sector


Debra brings to TrakCel over 22 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry and 11 within oncology and cell therapy. In particular, Debra’s experience, as Senior Director of Cell Therapy Business Optimization at Kite Pharma saw her direct the design, development and global launch of the Kite Konnect™ customer engagement platform, which supported the launch of Yescarta®, the first autologous CAR-T therapy for adult Large B Cell Lymphoma. Debra was involved in solving linguistic, cultural, regulatory, financial, IT, clinical and legal requirements for the product. Her key focus was in customer service, where she harnessed her industry knowledge and partnerships. This will be essential for her work with TrakCel. Furthermore, her role at Kite role enabled her to gather a considerable amount of clinical experience, working on the ground in with US and international hospitals.

Debra additionally acquired extensive clinical and commercial experience in her position as Senior Director of Commercial Operations at Celgene, where she directed the implementation of large transformation and enablement programs in support of Celgene’s Hematology/Oncology franchise. As a result of this acquired experience, Debra brings additional industry insight to TrakCel in bridging the clinical and commercial gap for clients.

Serving 12 years at Merck, as the Manager of Human Health client services, Debra developed exemplary client relationships through the account management of a $13 million project portfolio in support of the global sales & marketing organization. These skills will be an integral part of her new role at TrakCel.

“The cell and gene therapy industry is expanding and TrakCel is growing with the industry. When a company grows, it needs to make ongoing changes to develop. I hope to make a significant contribution to that change – with a key focus on the requirements for commercialization and standardization within the sector,” said Debra Susarchick, Chief Product Officer, TrakCel. “I am very excited to engage with TrakCel’s current and prospective customers, understand their unique business requirements and then partner with our very competent technology team to build out additional components and functionality that will continue to position TrakCel’s products as the premier selling cell therapy orchestration platform available.”



About TrakCel

TrakCel is the market leading designer, developer and deliverer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining needle-to-needle compliance and traceability.  TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey.

Debra Susarchick - Chief PRoduct Officer, TrakCel


Debra Susarchick
Chief Product Officer
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TrakCel announces strategic partnership with WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies for optimization of supply chain for cell and gene therapy treatments

Partnership combines global CDMO services with industry leading cellular orchestration platform

Cardiff, UK & Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 2019 – TrakCel, the software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration systems and WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies, a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), today announce a collaborative agreement designed to accelerate the seamless delivery of advanced therapy treatments to bring an end-to-end solution to mutual customers.

To provide full visibility and control of their collection-to-administration supply chain, cell therapy companies need to ensure consistent product handling and data capture across all supply chain partners. This is increasingly being achieved through the deployment of supply chain management software, such as TrakCel’s platform. Challenges can arise if software-driven workflows do not account for established processes in place at each supply chain partner. For example, if a contract manufacturer needs to change their processes to fit in with those designed into supply chain management software, this can increase costs and timelines for software adoption. Conversely, rewriting software after it becomes apparent that it will not work for a contract manufacturer also incurs additional expense and can delay software deployment.

TrakCel and WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies will leverage configured manufacturing module in TrakCel’s software, based around WuXi’s current standard operating procedures and preferred workflows. The design of this module will be based on the companies’ long and extensive working relationship. WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies was the first CDMO to use TrakCel’s software and its Philadelphia, PA site currently has a greater number of users than any other facility in the supply chain. The resultant pre-built manufacturing module in the TrakCel platform will shorten the time and costs associated with deploying an end-to-end solution to TrakCel and WuXi’s mutual clients.

Both WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies and TrakCel will continue to build from their long extensive partnership by exploring opportunities to further enhance their combined service to their mutual customers. As one example, automated population of TrakCel’s scheduling system with data from WuXi’s own manufacturing capacity plans will further strengthen the ability of existing clients of both companies to accurately plan patient treatment schedules. By increasing the ability to maximize the utilization of contracted manufacturing resources, this should have a considerable impact on cost of goods to patients and healthcare providers.

“As one of the first CDMOs to use TrakCel’s software and the supply chain partner with more users than any other facility, WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies is well placed to collaborate with TrakCel to identify a more efficient way of working together. It is the latest development in TrakCel’s formation of an international partner ecosystem of connected and complementary cell and gene therapy service providers. This partner ecosystem as a result now includes a commercial scale, third party manufacturing company,” said Ravi Nalliah, CEO, TrakCel. “The TrakCel partnership with WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies will enable both companies to move towards increased standardization and improved delivery of these innovative treatments to patients around the world.”

“We are pleased to establish a collaborative agreement with TrakCel to support customers that seek to promote streamlining personalized therapies from specimen connections to manufacturing,” said Felix Hsu, Senior Vice President and Global Head of WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies. “With our leading integrated manufacturing and testing services, we believe we can bring even more speed, reliability and security to an already complex manufacturing and supply chain. We are committed to helping our partners deliver more innovative therapies to patients and the market sooner.”

About TrakCel

TrakCel is the market leading designer, developer and deliverer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining needle-to-needle compliance and traceability.

TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey.

Please visit: http://trakcel.com

About WuXi AppTec

WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries worldwide to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi AppTec helps our partners improve the productivity of advancing healthcare products through cost-effective and efficient solutions. With industry-leading capabilities such as R&D and manufacturing for small molecule drugs, cell and gene therapies, and testing for medical devices, WuXi AppTec’s open-access platform is enabling more than 3,600 collaborators from over 30 countries to improve the health of those in need – and to fulfill our dream that “every drug can be made and every disease can be treated.”

Please visit: http://www.wuxiapptec.com

About WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU)

The advanced therapies business unit of WuXi AppTec is a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) that is reducing the complexities of manufacturing by providing integrated platforms that enable cell and gene therapies to be developed, manufactured, and released faster and with greater predictability.

Please visit www.advancedtherapies.com.

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McKesson and TrakCel Launch Innovative Collaboration to Support Commercialization of Cell and Gene Therapies

Goal is to increase access to complex medications to ensure patients get the right drug at the right time faster

IRVING, Texas, US and CARDIFF, UK, Sept. 11, 2019McKesson, a leading provider of third-party logistic (3PL) services, patient access support and specialty pharmacy solutions, and TrakCel, the software developer for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking and orchestration systems, today announce a collaboration to support cell and gene therapy late-stage developers. The collaboration will integrate both companies’ supply chain tracking and patient access services to enable a more efficient path for the industry to develop the next-generation of commercial therapies.

Combining TrakCel’s data tracking and personalized medicine orchestration software system with McKesson’s existing high-touch patient platform, as well as both companies’ expertise and support, will provide an end-to-end solution for the cell and gene therapy industry to manage the entire therapeutic supply chain. McKesson and TrakCel will begin by developing an initial solution design. The combined solutions will then be offered to individual clients that would specifically benefit from this combination.

The blend of these product suites is specifically designed for the increasing number of developers approaching the commercial launch of cell and gene therapies. The integrated platform enables the scale-up of products towards market delivery. This includes automatic scheduling of product-specific workflows across multiple supply chain partners and care team members, and validated chain-of-identity tracking to guarantee correct drug product delivery. These capabilities ensure that the patient receives the correct, uncompromised treatment at the right time.

“TrakCel and McKesson have committed to working closely with a variety of current and future clients to specifically develop tailor-made solutions,” said Ravi Nalliah, CEO of TrakCel. “This integration of solutions and expertise with McKesson will enable us to continue to meet the needs of the cell and gene therapy sector and patients as more products move towards commercialization.”

“Precision medicine and the delivery of innovative cell and gene therapies require a personalized approach,” said Layne Martin, VP/GM, Specialty Distribution Solutions, McKesson Life Sciences. “TrakCel’s robust data tracking and verification capabilities, combined with McKesson’s industry leading 3PL, specialty pharmacy solutions and patient support capabilities, are critical to helping manufacturers safely and effectively commercialize innovative new therapies. This integrated system will help prescribers and manufacturers work together seamlessly to ensure that the right patient always receives the correct therapeutic product at the right time.”

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About TrakCel

TrakCel is the market-leading designer, developer and deliverer of integrated technologies specifically created in 2012 to manage the international autologous and allogeneic cell, gene and immunotherapy supply chain. TrakCel’s software platform has been developed in collaboration with, and increasingly adopted by leading companies in the cell, gene and immunotherapy industries. TrakCel’s solutions deliver real-time control over the entire therapeutic supply chain, from sample collection through manufacturing to treatment delivery. The TrakCel platform accelerates global scale-up and scale-out of cell and gene therapy products, increasing efficiency and decreasing complexity, while maintaining needle-to-needle compliance and traceability.

TrakCel is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK with US offices in California and New Jersey. It aims to employ over 100 people by end of 2019, following a number of senior appointments in 2016 and 2017.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 7th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care. McKesson partners with life sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other healthcare organizations to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities to improve patient care in every setting — one product, one partner, one patient at a time. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.