Cytiva delivers modular biologics factory to Lonza

The overall project was completed within its expected time range despite COVID-19 restrictions

Cytiva has completed a KUBio installation for Lonza, in Guangzhou Biopark, China. The modular biomanufacturing facility will offer process development and manufacturing for Chinese companies, as well as multinationals with manufacturing requirements in China.

The 17,000 sqm site includes 6500 sqm of lab space and one KUBio modular facility, and will enable ramp-up of antibody development services and manufacturing, needed to respond to market needs for biologics, including mAbs and other complex proteins.

Stefan Stoffel, Chief Operating Officer, Lonza, said: "The Cytiva team showed great agility and speed in delivering this important site. With the KUBio and FlexFactory single-use platform now ready for business, Lonza will be able to respond to the great demand for innovative therapies in the current environment, now and in the future."

Olivier Loeillot, Vice President, Cytiva, added: "In a rapidly-growing industry with increasing needs for mAbs and other key biopharmaceuticals, this facility demonstrates the strength of combining modular manufacturing with single-use technologies. Together, the KUBio and FlexFactory speed up delivery of innovative therapeutics to patients who need them."

This is Lonza’s first manufacturing site for biologics in China. Lonza will combine Cytiva’s KUBio modular facility and single-use equipment to support its GMP manufacturing integrated with its own expertise, including cell line construction and process development.

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