Business Wire

KBI Biopharma and Selexis Hold Joint Ribbon Cutting of the Expanded State-of-the-Art Facility in Geneva, Switzerland

Share

KBI Biopharma SA (KBI) and Selexis SA, both JSR Life Sciences companies, held a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday at their new state-of-the-art facility in Geneva, Switzerland. Designed to directly serve the increased demand for biopharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing in Europe, the facility will support an integrated, end-to-end process of Selexis’ cell line development (CLD) services along with KBI’s contract development and manufacturing services for industry clients throughout the immediate region and beyond.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220706005082/en/

To view this piece of content from mms.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

KBI Biopharma and Selexis ribbon cutting at their new state-of-the-art facility in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (from left to right: Mark Lutgen, KBI Biopharma, VP of Global Engineering; Mario Rodriguez, Mayor, Plan-les-Ouates; Fabienne Fischer, State Councilor and Head of the Department of the Economy and Employment; Mark W. Womack, KBI Biopharma and Selexis, Chief Executive Officer; Tim Lowery, President, JSR Life Sciences) (Photo: Business Wire)

As demand for innovative biologics and effective biosimilars to treat cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases continue to rise in Europe and around the world, developing and manufacturing these and other therapeutics, remains complex and time-consuming. By co-locating in one facility, KBI and Selexis will deliver trusted, streamlined, and cost-effective solutions to help clients confidently advance their investigational therapies.

“The opening of our Geneva facility last month was a major milestone for KBI and Selexis, and we are excited to come together today and commemorate this great achievement,” said Mark W. Womack, CEO of KBI and Selexis. “KBI and Selexis have a long history of success together. Our collaboration has accelerated more than 60 drug development programs in Europe and worldwide. Integrating Selexis’ world-renowned CLD services with KBI’s process development innovation and excellence, as well as clinical and commercial manufacturing experience provides our clients with seamless, cost-effective, and reliable development and manufacturing for their products. Our aim has always been to help our clients bring novel and effective therapies to the clinic and the market faster. This facility will help advance that mission.”

The ~94,000 square-foot facility will house new laboratories to support Selexis’ unique technical cell line workflows and KBI’s process development and cGMP manufacturing and quality control with a suite of analytical testing laboratories and cGMP single-use manufacturing trains. The expansion will generate over 300 positions in development, operations, and quality assurance. The ribbon-cutting, held on July 5, was attended by the following:

  • Luca Bolliger, VP of the Swiss Biotech Association and President of the Swiss Biotech Success Stories Jury
  • Mario Rodriguez, Mayor of Plan-les-Ouates
  • Fabienne Fischer, State Councilor - Member of the Geneva government, Head of the economy and employment department (DEE)

“I am delighted with the development of KBI and Selexis' activities in Geneva, which contributes to the development of the life sciences sector in Geneva and reinforces our local ecosystem,” said Councilor Fischer. “It also demonstrates the potential and attractiveness of our region.”

About KBI Biopharma, Inc.

KBI Biopharma SA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KBI Biopharma, Inc., and a JSR Life Sciences company. KBI Biopharma is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) providing fully integrated, accelerated drug development and biologics manufacturing services and expertise to life science companies. With each of its 500+ client partners, KBI works closely to personalize and accelerate drug development programs. Built upon a foundation of world-class analytics capabilities and extensive scientific and technical expertise, KBI delivers robust process development and clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing services for mammalian, microbial, and cell therapy programs. Recognized for quality manufacturing, KBI helps clients advance drug candidates into the clinic and beyond. KBI serves its global clients with multiple locations in Europe and the USA.www.kbibiopharma.com

About Selexis SA

Selexis SA, a JSR Life Sciences company, is the global leader in cell line development with best-in-class modular technology and highly specialized solutions that enable the life sciences industry to rapidly discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines and vaccines. Our global client partners have utilized Selexis technologies to advance more than 160 drug candidates in preclinical and clinical development and manufacture ten commercial products. As part of a comprehensive drug development process, the Company’s technologies shorten development timelines and reduce manufacturing risks. More information is available at www.selexis.com

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

KBI Biopharma Company Inquiries
Aruna Mor
KBI Biopharma, Inc.
amor@kbibiopharma.com

Selexis SA Company Inquiries
Maria-Pilar Gimenez
Selexis SA
maria-pilar.gimenez@selexis.com

KBI Biopharma Media Inquiries
Blair Ciecko
CG Life
bciecko@cglife.com

Selexis SA Media Inquiries
Mike Beyer
Sam Brown Inc.
mikebeyer@sambrown.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Pre-registration Opens for Hotly Anticipated Racing Game KartRider: Drift18.8.2022 06:01:00 CEST | Press release

Starting today, Nexon’s upcoming party game, KartRider: Drift, is opening pre-registration to racers in preparation for the game’s launch on PC (Steam and Nexon Launcher), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and mobile (iOS and Android). Kart racer fans who sign up beforehand can receive a special character Model Student Diz when the game officially launches. Additionally, an upcoming cross-platform play test will be announced soon. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220817005798/en/ Nexon America KartRider: Drift (Graphic: Nexon) KartRider: Drift boasts multiple game modes and features, delivering exciting racing gameplay regardless of what platform you choose to play. 3 Thrilling Game Modes – Racers can test their grit in “Speed Mode,” a fast-paced mode that will test a racer's reaction skills and strategy using boosts. “Item Mode” offers a wide variety of usable items to attack opposing teams or defend their allies. Fina

Exscientia Business Update for Second Quarter and First Half 202217.8.2022 22:01:00 CEST | Press release

Exscientia plc (Nasdaq: EXAI) This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220817005681/en/ Recent developments in the Company’s pipeline, collaborations, and operations, as well as financial results for the second quarter and first half 2022, are summarised below. In addition, Exscientia will host a conference call Thursday, August 18 at 1:30 p.m. BST / 8:30 a.m. ET to provide an overview of the company’s pipeline and corporate strategy. “In the first half of 2022, we delivered on major new and existing collaborations, advanced our pipeline programmes, and marked the 10-year anniversary of Exscientia’s founding. Over the past decade, we’ve pioneered an AI-driven approach to modernising drug discovery and development, and it was fitting that this quarter we also announced topline data from our EXS-21546 programme, one of the first AI-designed molecules to enter clinical trials,” said Andrew Hopkins, D.Phil., Exscientia's f

Watts Water Technologies Completes WAVE Water Stewardship Verification17.8.2022 17:00:00 CEST | Press release

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. — one of the world’s leading manufacturers and providers of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions — has successfully completed verification for The Water Council’s WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program, indicating the company has assessed water-related risk across the enterprise, identified the highest water-related impacts using credible water-related data and implemented best practice in improving water stewardship performance. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220817005123/en/ (Graphic: Business Wire) During the WAVE process, Watts prioritized eight of its sites with the highest water risk, identified the watersheds in which it operates, conducted a water balance to learn more about its water inputs and outputs, and engaged the community around its selected sites. As a result, Watts took a variety of actions at the local and global level to reduce water

Blockchain protocol for metaverses, Meta0, to launch at Gamescom17.8.2022 15:16:00 CEST | Press release

Meta0, a new blockchain startup that connects metaverses and blockchain ecosystems through a Layer 0 protocol, will officially launch at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Meta0's website is now live at www.meta0.org. Meta0 provides the tools game developers need to easily reach players on every blockchain while also spending less time, money, and personnel on the development process itself. As a one-stop shop for game developers, they remove the technical complexities of blockchain integration by providing intuitive API and SDK-based solutions that offer cross-chain support. "With our technology, there won't be any 'blockchain wars' like there were with consoles," said Inal Kardanov, Chief Technology Officer of Meta0. "This means players get the best game possible, while developers and publishers reach as many gamers as possible regardless of preferred blockchain." In its current state, blockchain games are highly dependent on the individual chains they are built on. Meta0 will change that

CORRECTING and REPLACING: Pharmasimple Announces Its Decision to Acquire an Equity Stake in Phytocann Group17.8.2022 15:14:00 CEST | Press release

Headline of release dated August 16, 2022, should read: Pharmasimple Announces Its Decision to Acquire an Equity Stake in Phytocann Group (instead of Phytocann Group announces its acquisition of a stake in Pharmasimple). Also, first sentence of second paragraph should read: Pharmasimple is delighted to acquire a 5% equity stake in Phytocann Group for the sum of 5 million euros (instead of Phytocann Group is delighted to acquire a 5% stake in Pharmasimple for the sum of 5 million euros). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220809005631/en/ The updated release reads: PHARMASIMPLE ANNOUNCES ITS DECISION TO ACQUIRE AN EQUITY STAKE IN PHYTOCANN GROUP Phytocann Group, a vertically integrated company and European CBD pioneer, is proud to announce a partnership with Pharmasimple, a company listed on Euronext Growth Paris and industry leader in Belgium. This strategic rapprochement opens up a new era for the distribution o