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Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Our personalized approach is what sets us apart from other health and life science companies. Unlike traditional pharmaceutical manufacturing, our therapies are not created on an assembly line. With CAR T-cell therapy, we are reengineering a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer — one patient at a time. It doesn’t get more personal than that.

That sense of connection to the patients we serve is at the heart of everything we do. Our cell therapy specialists are physically holding patients’ cells in their hands and ensuring they get safely back to that same patient for reinfusion. So when we say patients are at the center of everything we do, we truly mean it.

Since 2009, members of our team have been at the forefront of cancer immunotherapy. We are proud to be a leader in engineered T cell therapy, but we recognize that today is just the beginning. As we look to tomorrow, we’re focused on advancing technologies that could someday impact a broader range of disease states. We recognize the urgency of our mission and work hard every day to ensure that each step of the journey to bring a patient’s own cells back to them is executed with the utmost precision and care. It is our goal to bring this potentially lifesaving treatment approach to as many people with cancer as possible.

If you want to change the future of cancer, let’s talk.

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A Day in the Life

What does a day in the life of a Kite Cell Therapy Specialist look like? Hear from Niemel in Amsterdam.

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VO: Here at Kite in Hoofddorp, we receive the sample of the patient’s blood. In a cleanroom environment, we humans are the biggest risk. So before entering the suite, we have a full gowning. That’s to ensure that we have no particles shedding from our faces into the suite. After we also have a coverall, we don it over our pajamas. When we are done, we step over to the B grades, and then you are in the suite. Working in cell therapy is really different than working in traditional pharma because we literally hold the patient’s blood in our hands. When you are in the cleanroom, then you are with three people and every one of them has a different role at that moment. But still, you are working together and you are helping each other. I feel really close to the patient. That has, for me, the highest emotional value.