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Cell culture manufacturing capacity expanded

19th August 2014


FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies has announced continued expansion of its cell culture manufacturing capabilities with the addition of two 2000L single-use bioreactors. One each of these is being installed at the company’s sites in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, USA and Billingham, UK.

The new reactors will complement the range of vessels at both sites, adding further flexibility for customer requirements. Each site currently operates 1000L single-use bioreactors with 250L to 1,000L operating volumes, with an additional 200L single-use bioreactor in the UK, and a 2000L stainless steel train in RTP, which has been in place for a number of years manufacturing a range of products.

“The addition of these two new bioreactors will meet the demand we are seeing for a 2000L platform, and offer a cost-effective, low-risk route to market through ‘scaling-out’ from early phase to commercial manufacture” says Mr. Steve Bagshaw, Chief Executive Officer, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

He adds: “Being similar to our existing bioreactors means they will fit seamlessly into our facilities. Having identical single-use operations on both sides of the Atlantic offers our customers flexibility and easy access to global markets. Combined with the expertise of our process development scientists to produce high-titer cell lines, our focus on single-use bioreactor technology for cell culture processes is world class.”





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