Gemini Bio’s new facility was built to support the production of cell culture media, sera, buffers, and other reagents with products that serve the cell and gene therapy market. The newly constructed 25,000-square-foot cGMP facility with clean room suites, cold storage, warehouse, and administrative space will quadruple production capacity and allow Gemini Bio to meet its rapidly growing customer demand.
Gemini Bio COO Robert Perry stated, “This new facility positions Gemini Bio to meet the needs of the growing cell therapy and research markets while addressing global regulatory compliance requirements. With our increased manufacturing capabilities, Gemini Bio will be able to deliver to our pharmaceutical partners the quantity and quality of product required as they advance through late-stage development and into commercialization.”
Gemini Bio was recently awarded a $3.6 million federal government contract to supply critical products in support of the high demand for COVID-19 testing. Gemini Bio will be supplying reagents in the areas of Viral Transport Media (VTM), Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS), and Saline Solution, and is leveraging its new facility to support the effort.
Gemini Bio CEO Dale Gordon added, “Completing this new facility is a major milestone for Gemini Bio and I am proud of the team who made it happen. I would also like to thank MarketOne for being a great partner throughout the project. Our facility expansion is intended to support our growth objectives by increasing capacity and allowing us to further strengthen our quality systems. With these added capabilities, we expect to be a center of excellence for our cell and gene therapy customers.”
MarketOne Builders, a design-build general contractor, partnered with DGA, a science and technology architectural firm, on the design and construction of the new facility. Gemini is relocating from its current West Sacramento facility, which has been its headquarters since 2006.