Abzena Selects Sartorius Stedim Biotech to equip its US based sites
10 Jan 2018
Life sciences group Abzena plc has selected Sartorius Stedim Biotech as its preferred equipment supplier in the U.S.
The company, which provides services and technologies to enable the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products has selected Sartorius Stedim to equip its integrated CDMO facilities in Bristol, PA (development and GMP manufacture of antibody drug conjugates) and San Diego, CA (development and GMP manufacture of monoclonal antibodies and other recombinant proteins).
Sartorius Stedim will provide both facilities with end-to-end process solutions in single-use (SU) format. It will equip Abzena’s San Diego process development lab with technologies such as Ambr250, enabling fast scale up to 500L initially and later to the 2000L scale single-use bioreactor for its centre of excellence in clinical manufacturing.
John Burt, Abzena CEO, said: “In addition to having selected Sartorius’ industry leading single-use technologies for antibody and ADC production, the Abzena facilities will feature Umetrics process analytics software throughout the process ensuring that all the data captured throughout our clients’ molecule development is transformed into process knowledge ensuring that we can rapidly develop a robust and reliable process that can be easily scaled up to ensure a smooth technology transfer.”
Reinhard Vogt, Sartorius Executive VP added: “We are pleased to have been selected by Abzena, a prominent global CDMO with a comprehensive industry portfolio across a wide range of modalities to supply single-use solutions that enable process development, tech transfer and GMP manufacturing. We look forward to working together to best serve the US and international markets.”