Thermo Fisher Scientific Highlights Growing Capacity for Biologics, Cell and Gene Therapy Production During BIO 2020

PR Newswire | June 08, 2020

For biopharma companies seeking increased development and manufacturing capacity for vaccines and therapies, including new COVID-19-related programs, Thermo Fisher Scientific provided highlights of its new capabilities during the BIO International Convention, June 8-12, now a virtual event at www.bio.org/events/bio-digital. "We can now provide an uninterrupted path from development to commercialization for biopharma companies, small to large, in geographies worldwide and across vaccines, antivirals and other therapies," said Mike Shafer, senior vice president and president, pharma services, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "Through our recent strategic initiatives, we are delivering to our customers a powerful combination of expertise, flexibility and scale that allows us to be the partner they start with and stay with." Earlier this year, the company announced plans to invest in new capabilities and capacity for biologics, cell and gene therapies and drug product development and commercialization. For example, to support demand for gene therapies, Thermo Fisher will be doubling its viral vector manufacturing capacity with a new manufacturing site in Plainville, Mass. Construction of the 290,000-square-foot facility will be complete in 2022 and complements the company's recent expansions in Lexington and Cambridge, Mass., and Alachua, Fla. This week, STAT News will feature, "The STAT Guide to viral vectors, the linchpin of gene therapy," which covers the issues and considerations in engineering and manufacturing viral vectors.

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For many applications like disease modeling, drug toxicity assessment, and manufacture of stem cell-based products, three-dimensional (3D) cell aggregates are of great interest.  Researchers at the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET) in Portugal have tested the suitability of the Eppendorf DASbox® Mini Bioreactor System for the cultivation of the human tumor cell line H157 as 3D cell aggregates.

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For many applications like disease modeling, drug toxicity assessment, and manufacture of stem cell-based products, three-dimensional (3D) cell aggregates are of great interest.  Researchers at the Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET) in Portugal have tested the suitability of the Eppendorf DASbox® Mini Bioreactor System for the cultivation of the human tumor cell line H157 as 3D cell aggregates.

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