Biotech Training Facility and Kite Pharma EU BV start training collaboration

March 6, 2019

As of December 2018, Biotech Training Facility in Leiden and Kite Pharma EU have initiated a training collaboration.

In preparation of the commissioning of the new manufacturing facility that Kite is building in Hoofddorp, the company is hiring a significant number of manufacturing and quality control professionals. Most of these new employees need to be trained on company-specific processes. A part of the quality control and manufacturing trainings will be performed in a dedicated cleanroom and laboratory at Biotech Training Facility in Leiden, where Kite will install one of their workstations for training purposes. The project is currently in the start-up phase where training equipment is being installed at Biotech Training Facility.

About Kite
Kite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company based in Santa Monica, California. Kite is engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor and T cell receptor engineered cell therapies. 

About Gilead Sciences
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The company strives to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

About Biotech Training Facility
Biotech Training Facility is a hands-on training center, fully equipped with labs, cleanrooms and a technical area. Starters and professionals in health care, biotech and pharmaceutical industry attend the courses to learn about topics related to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and practice important skills and behavior. For more information visit