HemaCare Moves Into New HQ
HemaCare Moves Into New HQ
Company has officially moved its global headquarters to Northridge, California, in a 40,000 sq. ft. building in the heart of the San Fernando Valley
The new facility allows HemaCare to more than double its donor collection capacity and on-site cell processing capabilities. Located at the 44-acre Harman Campus, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, the 40,000-square-foot newly renovated facility reflects the company’s accelerated growth.
The cell therapy industry continues to see a rapid increase in demand for high-quality starting material. HemaCare has become the number one most trusted supplier of human biological material for cell therapy customers around the world. This trust was earned by consistently maintaining the highest quality standards, a consultative approach, and customization to meet unique process development needs.
“Los Angeles is the perfect place for businesses to find talented workers and an atmosphere of growth and innovation,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “HemaCare was recognized by the LA Business Journal as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in our county, and we are thrilled that it is expanding to The Mix at Harman Campus in Northridge.”
With four GMP clean rooms, the facility has been designed to accommodate HemaCare’s specialized cell collection and processing equipment to support clinical and commercial drug development. HemaCare’s on-site GMP facility processing capabilities include cell collection, cell washing and isolation/separation, controlled-rate freezing for cryopreservation, and biorepository services for controlled storage. Adding expanded GMP capabilities to HemaCare’s industry-leading knowledge and experience will further propel their ability to partner with regenerative medicine and cell therapy companies.
HemaCare’s new state-of-the-art facility is expertly designed to enable a seamless transition from donor recruitment and collection to the downstream processing, storage, and subsequent transport of the cell therapy starting materials. The additional space positions HemaCare for scalability and significantly increased technical capabilities necessary to meet the rapidly growing number of requests for high-quality, consistent cell therapy starting material.
“Our new headquarters reflects HemaCare’s mission to continue to supply the best-in-class portfolio of high-quality, customizable human cellular material and services to the scientific research and cell therapy industries,” said Pete van der Wal, president and chief executive officer of HemaCare. “It also demonstrates HemaCare’s commitment to equip our current and future employees with the workspace environment and state-of-the-art tools they need to flourish.”