New Bioprocessing Collaboration Center in St. Louis Opened by Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted on September 14, 2020
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announced the opening of its new Bioprocessing Collaboration Center (BCC) in St. Louis, Missouri.
The facility is adjacent to the company’s biologics manufacturing facility, which recently doubled production capacity with a $50 million expansion. The combined expertise from Thermo Fisher’s bioproduction and pharma services businesses will accelerate innovation and enhance productivity for biopharma companies, enabling them to meet the growing need for more flexible, scalable biologics development and manufacturing solutions.
“Our St. Louis site is among the world’s largest producers of biologics using single-use technology and the ideal location for this unique collaboration,” said Michael Shafer, senior vice president and president, pharma services, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “These complementary businesses will work together to develop innovative bioprocessing technologies, products and services. This will enhance bioprocess workflows and enable our customers to take their products to market faster and with greater efficiency.”
In 2019, four out of every 10 drugs under development were biologics-based and this growth continues to drive demand for innovation. The BCC will bring together the company’s leadership in GMP biologics manufacturing with its deep expertise in bioprocessing technologies including bioreactors, cell culture media, chromatography and analytical tools, among others. This collaboration will deliver new single-use bioprocessing technologies as well as drive critical process, data management and quality improvements that enable scale-up solutions for biopharma customers.
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