Cytovance Biologics, Inc. broke ground on a facility expansion that will house both manufacturing operations and GMP warehousing. The multi-million dollar investment project is being built by Capstone Construction, and is expected to be completed by June 2014.
The company is expanding its capabilities in the areas of microbial, mammalian, and fill finish operations with the addition of a new 1000L microbial fermenter, an automated fill/finish machine, and a 2500L stainless steel bioreactor. The new facility located at 3500 N. Santa Fe will house 20,000 sq.-ft. of climate controlled and monitored GMP warehouse space and 10,000 sq.-ft. of dedicated space for existing and future manufacturing operations. Initially, this cleanroom space will be used for weighing and dispensing activities.
"Our new GMP warehouse will support incoming and outgoing supply chain activities and provide full segregation between incoming, quarantine, and released materials," said Don Wuchterl, senior vice president of Manufacturing Operations. "The additional manufacturing space will provide Cytovance with future expansion space to quickly meet our clients' contract manufacturing requirements."