64x Bio’s iterative solutions to vector manufacturing pain points
The Harvard spinout’s $55 million A round will fuel partnerships that hone its cell line engineering platform
64x Bio aims to break bottlenecks in viral vector manufacturing with an iterative barcoding- and modeling-based approach to cell line engineering. The Harvard spinout is starting with customized ways to boost the amount of vector produced per cell, but could expand to off-the-shelf solutions and additional approaches focused on vector quality.
Incorporated as 64-X Inc., the company was established to address the mismatch between viral vector manufacturing need and capacity, particularly for gene therapies, said co-founder and CEO Lex Rovner. Other applications on the company’s list include viral vector vaccines and oncolytic viruses...