G-CON Manufacturing builds ISO 5 POD for Instituto Butantan


The flexible cleanroom POD is to be installed in Sao Paulo, Brazil for use in clinical production of recombinant BCG

G-CON Manufacturing, a builder of flexible, autonomous bioprocessing cleanroom solutions, has been selected to build an ISO Class 5 POD for Instituto Butantan, a biomedical research centre linked to the Sao Paulo Secretary of State for Health. Instituto Butantan, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ordered the POD for use in the clinical production of recombinant BCG, a product intended to be an improved treatment for bladder cancer.

Instituto Butantan is purchasing a standard size POD that is 12ft wide by 42ft long and 11.5ft high (3.66m x 12.80m x 3.51m). The POD is designed to provide approximately 312ft2 (29m2) of cleanroom space with a custom configuration for the filling and finishing of the clinical product.

G-CON will provide the shipping, delivery and installation of the POD and it will be the first project to be delivered internationally by the cleanroom manufacturer.

G-CON’s founders have experience in the design, build, operation,and maintenance of a variety of traditional biomanufacturing facilities and have leveraged this experience to create the G-CON POD as a cost effective flexible, multipurpose and repurposable cleanroom space.