TriLink grows manufacturing prowess as mRNA facility nears completion

Becky Buzzeo, Chief Commercial Officer at Maravai LifeSciences
Becky Buzzeo, Chief Commercial Officer at Maravai LifeSciences

TriLink BioTechnologies (TriLink®), a Maravai LifeSciences company and world-renown provider of life science reagents and services, has announced the expansion of its mRNA manufacturing capabilities to serve late-phase drug developers. TriLink’s construction of the new 32,000-square-foot, cGMP-grade facility further solidifies its commitment to advancing the field as more mRNA-based therapeutics and vaccines enter later-stage clinical trials.

What does the expansion mean for TriLink’s customers?

TriLink has reliably delivered GMP services to its customers since the debut of its first cGMP manufacturing facility in 2015. Built to meet the need of a rapidly growing market, the new cGMP facility is expected to contribute to the development of vital mRNA therapeutics.

The building has been purposefully designed for the cGMP manufacture of mRNA-based in vivo gene editing, gene-edited cell therapies, protein replacement therapies, cancer vaccines, and infectious disease vaccines. Located just a few minutes from the company’s San Diego headquarters, the new facility also boasts ISO 7 cleanrooms and increased mRNA capacity (1g to >50g per batch), with comprehensive in-house analytical services also available.

What does the expansion mean for TriLink?

“The expansion of our cGMP mRNA manufacturing capabilities marks a major milestone for TriLink and our partners,” said Becky Buzzeo, Chief Commercial Officer, Maravai LifeSciences.

“Drug developers will soon be able to leverage our team’s 25-plus years of industry expertise, helping to take critical therapeutics from concept to plasmid DNA through to late-phase clinical mRNA drug substance manufacturing with ease,” Becky Buzzeo further said.

“Our team took great care in building and designing our new facility– it’s truly been a labor of love. In addition to having access to a state-of-the-art facility, developers will also have a direct line to our experienced team to help with process optimization, scale-up, validation, and qualification capabilities,” added Rob Carpenter, Vice President of Engineering at TriLink.

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