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Kite Pharma, a California-based biopharmaceutical
company that develops innovative cancer immunotherapies, announced plans to open a new biologics manufacturing facility in Frederick County that will
produce innovative cell therapies for people with cancer. A Gilead company,
Kite will open the new facility on a 20-acre site in the Urbana Corporate
Center, with plans to create a significant number of job opportunities.
“This is great news for
Frederick County,” Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner said. “Our businesses
on are on the leading edge of finding the cure for cancer. We’re excited to
welcome Kite to our life science and biopharma family.”