Matica Biotechnology Opens New Cell- and Gene-Therapy Production Facility in College Station’s Providence Park

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May 4, 2022

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Matica Biotechnology, a growing company that will provide innovative cell and gene therapy manufacturing solutions, has opened its new home in College Station’s Providence Park, a 52-acre research and life science campus developed, leased, and managed by Oldham Goodwin. Anchored by the 180,000 square-foot former Westinghouse facility along the east side of Rudder Freeway in College Station, Providence Park exists to advance the economic, research, and scientific development of the Brazos Valley.

“Congratulations to our friends at Matica Biotech on their CDMO facility grand opening,” said Casey Oldham, CEO/CIO of Oldham Goodwin. “Matica is truly a groundbreaker in their industry, and their choice of Providence Park as their home is another demonstration of that. They join the landmark redevelopment of what was in the 80s the leading advanced manufacturing facility to what is today one of the leading Life Science facilities in the region. Along with Matica and others, we are completing our vision of transformation and adaptive reuse that impacts our region and the world.”

Matica held a grand opening this week for its new 45,000 square foot facility in Providence Park. Classified in the industry as a CDMO (contract development and manufacturing company), Matica will work with clients in the manufacturing phase of cell and gene therapies to ensure production is precise, effective, and compliant with all timing and regulatory requirements of clinical programs.

“For our clients, we develop new manufacturing processes for novel therapies and vaccines, and we scale those processes up,” said Andrew Arrage, Matica’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Then we produce product so they can take that supply and they can test it in patients during clinical trials, as well as for commercial product that a doctor would prescribe for his patient,”

Matica’s CEO highlighted the significance of their work for real-world applications in fighting major medical issues such as cancer and genetic diseases.

“It is truly transformative when you can cure cancer, when you can cure genetic disease that is inherited. It’s a true revolution,” said Dr. Yun Jeong Song. “We will help innovators and therefore the patients as their trusted manufacturing partner with an efficiency and quality they deserve.”

Pictured above: Matica Chief Technology Officer Mike Stewart, Casey Oldham, Matica CEO Dr. Yun Jeong Song, and Matica Board Member & Advisor Dr. Jin Kim

The main Providence Park facility includes Zoetis, Lynntech, and The Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM). The wider property includes Academy and VeraBank. Space remains available both in and around the main building, including move-in ready life science space and development-ready land, ranging from ~3.3 acres to 11.75 acres.

For more information about Oldham Goodwin’s full range of commercial real estate services, please call 979.268.2000 or visit OldhamGoodwin.com.

Additional coverage of Matica’s grand opening:

BVEDC: Matica Bio Opens New Cell and Gene Therapy GMP Facility in Texas

KBTX: Matica Biotechnology latest company to expand growing biotechnology field

KAGS: Matica Biotechnology opens in Bryan-College Station

The Eagle: New biotech company opens in Bryan-College Station

About Oldham Goodwin

Oldham Goodwin is a fully-integrated commercial real estate investment, brokerage, development, and management company that specializes in hotel, multi-family, and commercial properties throughout the state of Texas. Our highly skilled professionals work together as a team to provide clients with accessible and reliable results in the real estate sector. Strategically headquartered within the heart of the Texas Triangle in Bryan/College Station, Oldham Goodwin has additional offices to serve the Houston, San Antonio/Austin, Waco/Temple/Killeen, and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.