MilliporeSigma’s life science enterprise sector opened a industrial facility for its new contract testing growth and manufacturing group (CTDMO) providers providing on the firm’s web site in Martillac, France. MilliporeSigma is the U.S. and Canada life science enterprise of Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany).
The two,700-square-meter facility will present international provide of economic drug substances, together with monoclonal antibodies and different recombinant proteins, from an built-in web site that includes single-use gear and onsite regulatory, high quality, and technical specialists, in keeping with Dirk Lange, head of life science providers, life science enterprise sector of Merck KgaA.
“Our shoppers are pioneering fashionable medication and managing a number of companions, provide chain wants, and sophisticated priorities,” stated Lange. “With this facility and our international Millipore® CTDMO providers community, we provide differentiated providers, together with templates for drug growth, manufacturing, and commercialization to speed up molecules to market.”
Lange famous that the growth will help shoppers akin to Y-mAbs Therapeutics, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical firm specializing in pediatric immunotherapies leveraging the corporate’s CTDMO providers. “With the life science enterprise sector’s help, we’ve introduced our product candidate for pediatric mind most cancers to sufferers in roughly half the time than the approximate 12 years it sometimes takes to deliver a biologic to market,” stated Torben Lund-Hansen, CTO, head of technical operations, Y-mAbs.
The Martillac facility is designed to function in order that it may well quickly pivot from 200 to 2000 liters of drug substance, added Lange. It additionally options two 2000-liter bioreactors in a single manufacturing suite. The system has been set as much as enable shoppers to streamline and speed up the commercialization course of by eliminating the necessity for tech switch and scaleup between medical and industrial phases and to combine product characterization and security testing, defined Lange.