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Thermo Fisher Constructs New cGMP Plasmid DNA Manufacturing Facility in California

Thermo Fisherplans to construct a new manufacturing facility for the production of clinical and commercial capabilities. The facility will be located in Carlsbad, California. The expansion of this facility enhances the commercialisation of plasmid-based medicines and vaccines.

The facility is constructed with an area covering 67,000-square-foot. The new start-of-art-facility is designed with advanced technologieswhich usesingle-use equipment with up to 1,000L scale, allowing operational efficiencies and operator training with digital connectivity and data visibility.

It also expands commercial and clinical capabilities for plasmid DNA which can be used as a raw material for manufacturing cell and gene therapies for cancer treatments as well as mRNA vaccines. Moreover, the facility not only deals with supply bottleneck for customers, but also helps indelivering robust end-to-end cell and gene therapy capabilities.

It is expected that the new manufacturing facility will complete its construction in the first half of 2021. It is estimated that the new site will create approximately 150 jobs.


NameThermo Fisher Scientific
YearQ1 2021


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