Lonza expands viral production capacity in Houston

Lonza expands viral production capacity in Houston

12:27 PM, 17th June 2011
Lonza expands viral production capacity in Houston

BASEL, SWITZERLAND/HOUSTON, US:  Lonza announced it will expand its viral-based therapeutics business with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art cGMP clean room located adjacent to its existing Houston, Texas operations. Construction and validation of Lonza’s viral expansion is expected to be complete early 2012.

The clean room will benefit customers by offering large-scale capacity to support late- stage viral vaccine and gene therapy projects. It will utilize disposable process systems and be able to support production and fill/finish operations of up to 2,000 liters. Enhanced, EU compliant fill and finish capabilities are in high demand from Lonza’s pharma and biotech customers. The expansion will also notably reduce Lonza’s clients’ wait times for clean room capacity due to the ability to run multiple cGMP operations simultaneously.

“We are pleased with the growing number of opportunities seeing in the viral vaccine and viral vector sector. This investment commits to a leadership position in this exciting space of new therapeutics and vaccines,” said David Enloe, Head, Viral-based Therapeutics Unit, Lonza.

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