Tour of Kite Pharma, Inc.

Kite Pharma, Inc. and Coakley Williams Construction recently provided a tour of Kite’s new facility to Frederick County, City of Frederick and Maryland Department of Commerce representatives. Kite Pharma, Inc., a Gilead Company, purchased 20 acres of land and is constructing a state-of-the-art 279,000 square foot biologics manufacturing facility in Urbana, MD.

Kite is the leader in engineered T-Cell therapy and their cutting edge biomanufacturing facility  will be focused on curing cáncer. Kite Pharma is expected to hire over 400 high paying jobs working with innovative technology.  The facility has been designed to accommodate their current manufacturing of Cell Therapy products but also leaving about 70,000sf of space available for new developments. 

“We are so excited to have this innovative company in Frederick County, and to bring these jobs opportunities to our area” shared Solash Aviles, Business Development Manager for Frederick County Office of Economic Development. 

For more information on Kite Pharma, visit and for more information on Frederick County’s life science industry, visit