Fujifilm expand presence in gene therapy development & manufacturing

Fujifilm is investing 13 billion yen ($120m) to expand its gene therapy capabilities as the Japanese CDMO looks to expand its presence in this fast growing field.

The investment includes establishing additional dedicated gene therapy laboratories at the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) College Station, Texas camp

The laboratories will total 6,000 sqm and will be operation in fall 2021, the company said.

Fujifilm has also announced that additional investments include expanding FDB’s the gene therapy cGMP capacity.

The site has been offering gene therapy fill finish services for both clinical and commercial products since early 2019. The first stage of the manufacturing expansion is expected to be completed and in operation by the spring of 2021.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites with a small donation of even £1, your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

In the meantime may I wish you the very best.

- Advertisement -

Novavax selects PolyPeptide to manufacture critical component of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax has selected CDMO PolyPeptide Group to manufacture a critical component of its novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. NVX-CoV2373 is a stable, prefusion protein made...

COVID-19 could hinder blockchain implementation in pharma supply chains

Even though blockchain stands out as a potential solution to improve pharma supply chains, COVID-19 may become a hindrance rather than a trigger in...

Emergent joins partnership for COVID-19 vaccine development & manufacturing

Emergent BioSolutions has been issued a task order under an existing contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to deploy its...

Brilinta approved in US to reduce the risk of first heart attack or stroke

AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with...

GSK to manufacture 1bn doses of pandemic vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is aiming to manufacture one billion doses of its pandemic vaccine adjuvant system, in 2021, to support the development of multiple adjuvanted...

Related news

In brief: New head of R&D for Cellbox Solutions

Germany’s Cellbox Solutions has appointed Lonza Pharma and Biotech’s former Head of Biosolutions R&D as its new Head of R&D. Dr Herbert A. Mueller-Hartmann will...

Novavax selects PolyPeptide to manufacture critical component of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax has selected CDMO PolyPeptide Group to manufacture a critical component of its novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. NVX-CoV2373 is a stable, prefusion protein made...

COVID-19 could hinder blockchain implementation in pharma supply chains

Even though blockchain stands out as a potential solution to improve pharma supply chains, COVID-19 may become a hindrance rather than a trigger in...

Emergent joins partnership for COVID-19 vaccine development & manufacturing

Emergent BioSolutions has been issued a task order under an existing contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to deploy its...