SAFC provided (as reported in PBR) more details on its planned creation of a dry powder medium milling Center of Excellence in its Lenexa, KS facility. The $6.25 M expansion will provide for 3 manufacturing lines standardized on its continuous milling (CM) technology - and the plant will have the ability to scale up from development to pilot through commercial scale.
This is part of SAFC's global facility strategy that will reduce its number of cell culture manufacturing facilities from 5 to 3 and create new Centers of Excellence for liquid and dry powder medium manufacturing and deciated animal-containing (ACC) and animal component free (ACF) manufacturing zones. Centers of Excellence will be created in Lenexa, KS; St. Louis, MO; and Irvine, Scotland.
Posted by Bruce Lehr April 27th 2010.