CMAB Biopharma Resumes Full-Scale Operation


Suzhou, China site up and running following the coronavirus outbreak

CMAB Biopharma has reported that its facility in Suzhou, China has now resumed full operation following the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
On January 21, 2020, CMAB set up a pandemic prevention and control committee led by chief executive officer, Dr. Yongzhong Wang. The committee deployed various pandemic prevention and control measures in advance, led by Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Public Relations (PR), Human Resources (HR), Procurement, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and IT departments. Under the premise of ensuring the safety and health of employees and in order to ensure the continuous progress of customer projects, CMAB has gradually resumed operation with the approval of the local government on February 2, 2020. On March 11, CMAB officially realized full-scale operation after strict risk assessment and detailed deployment by the committee.
The pandemic prevention and control measures of CMAB included: formulation of guidelines and management measures, implementation of personal health registration for all staff and visitors, establishment of health check points for daily temperature monitoring, provision of personal protective equipment (medical masks, protective goggles, protective gloves), and alcohol disinfection every two hours. At the same time, CMAB strictly regulated employees, visitors and third-party personnel in accordance with local government requirements to reduce unnecessary business trips and visits. For remote and international customers the company has implemented dedicated video and teleconference channels to avoid the potential risks of in person meetings.
"With careful management and a proactive response to the recent pandemic, we have been able to mitigate major negative effects to the business of CMAB,” said Dr. Yongzhong. “We continue to evaluate the potential impact of the pandemic on the global supply chain of key raw materials and are actively take corresponding measures. At the same time, we are maintaining one-on-one communication with customers to ensure the rapid progress of projects and maximize the benefits of customers. As a leading global biologics CDMO, CMAB has consistently prioritized our employees and customers in everything we do. We continue to work towards being the CDMO that achieves the fastest drug listing in China and globally based on our international product quality system and the experienced regulatory team in dual IND filings in both China and the United States."