KBI Biopharma SA and Selexis SA inaugurated their new state-of-the-art facility in Geneva
The KBI and Selexis co-location will expand biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing capabilities to serve the global demand for novel therapies.
As demand for innovative biologics and effective biosimilars to treat cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases continue to rise in Europe and around the world, developing and manufacturing these and other therapeutics, remains complex and time-consuming. By co-locating in one facility, KBI and Selexis will deliver trusted, streamlined, and cost-effective solutions to help clients confidently advance their investigational therapies.
The ~94,000 square-foot integrated KBI/Selexis state-of-the-art facility builds upon the companies' existing market foothold by combining best-in-class cell line development (CLD) and expert mammalian cell manufacturing in a single location. KBI and Selexis leverage their expertise and efficient end-to-end services for biomanufacturing clients.
This expansion enables industry-leading delivery of client programs through increased quality, efficiency, and time savings across a diverse portfolio of molecule formats. Under one roof, KBI and Selexis provide cell line transfection through cGMP drug manufacturing with Selexis' specialized high-titer mammalian cell line development technologies and services and KBI's cGMP bulk drug manufacturing for clinical and commercial requirements.
The KBI Biopharma facility will create more than 200 technical positions in development, operations, and quality assurance. The facility includes a suite of analytical testing laboratories and dual 2,000L single-use cGMP manufacturing trains with downstream processes capable of producing 8-10 kg yields per batch.
KBI Biopharma SA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KBI Biopharma, Inc., and a JSR Life Sciences company. Last March, Oragenics, Inc has entered into an agreement with KBI Biopharma, Inc. for the process transfer, process optimization and cGMP manufacturing of the Company's intranasal vaccine candidate NT-CoV2-1, which is expressed in a proprietary CHO cell line. The agreement covers, among other things, both a 200L demonstration run and a 500L cGMP run
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