WuXi Biologics Announces GMP Release of 48,000L Commercial Drug Substance Manufacturing Facility in Hebei, China
- The 11th drug substance facility is released for cGMP operation in the WuXi Biologics’ global manufacturing network. This new facility enhances the company’s capability of providing commercial manufacturing at 4,000L to 20,000L scale, facilitating any project initiation within four weeks.
- The facility’s design incorporates environmental protection, energy conservation, emission reduction, and resource utilization – a reflection of WuXi Biologics’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitment.
Shijiazhuang, October 26, 2022 – WuXi Biologics (“WuXi Bio”) (2269.HK), a leading global Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO), announced it has successfully launched its drug substance GMP manufacturing facility (named MFG8) located in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China. MFG8 is the 11th operational drug substance facility in WuXi Biologics’ global manufacturing network and further extends the company’s foundation for initiating any project within four weeks.
The new 80,389m² facility, which features twelve 4,000L single-use bioreactors, has been applied with a pioneering scale-out approach that combines multiple 4,000L single-use bioreactors to enable fed-batch production at different scales, ranging from 4,000L to 20,000L. The new facility’s flexible commercial manufacturing capacity can scale to meet clients’ needs and offers competitive cost of goods sold (COGS) when compared with traditional facilities using stainless bioreactors.
MFG8 is a showcase of best practices for the “Factory of the Future”, embracing the latest developments in sustainable construction and applying state-of-the-art technologies such as digital platform to optimize carbon reduction, reuse and recycle resources. A rooftop solar power project will be initiated at MFG8 to reduce carbon emissions by hundreds of tons every year.
“There has been a rising demand for contract biomanufacturing services globally driven by expanding innovative drug programs and cost-effective biologics,” said Dr. Chris Chen, CEO of WuXi Biologics. “Along with our experience and expertise in addressing biologics manufacturing challenges, the new operational MFG8 will enable us to provide a more robust commercial manufacturing network and meet customers’ growing need for drug substance services.”
He added, “MFG8 also marks a significant milestone in our ESG strategy to promote green manufacturing and clean-energy sources at our global manufacturing network. We are committed to providing reliable and flexible services to our partners for the benefit of patients worldwide, while also making meaningful contributions to the communities in which we operate.”
About WuXi Biologics
WuXi Biologics (stock code: 2269.HK) is a leading global Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO) offering end-to-end solutions that enable partners to discover, develop and manufacture biologics – from concept to commercialization – for the benefit of patients worldwide.
With over 10,000 skilled employees in China, the United States, Ireland, Germany and Singapore, WuXi Biologics leverages its technologies and expertise to provide customers with efficient and cost-effective biologics discovery, development and manufacturing solutions. As of June 30, 2022, WuXi Biologics is supporting 534 integrated client projects, including 14 in commercial manufacturing.
WuXi Biologics views Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) responsibilities as an integral component of our ethos and business strategy, and we aim to become an ESG leader in the biologics CRDMO sector. Our facilities use next-generation biomanufacturing technologies and clean-energy sources. We have also established an ESG committee led by our CEO to steer the comprehensive ESG strategy and its implementation, enhancing our commitment to sustainability.
For more information about WuXi Biologics, please visit: www.wuxibiologics.com