As evidenced by the Seattle Genetics and Genentech deal announced today, high potency active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) and antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) are seen as important new technologies within the oncology fields.
The idea of targetting a cancer cell with a potent payload of toxin that hits the mark is a powerful new tool in the cancer fighting battle. It is also a means by which companies can take their naked antibody drugs and create a new drug with lengthened market life and improved effectiveness.
Recognizing the trends in this area for some time, SAFC has been a leader in manufacturing capability for high potent products. We have had the Madison, WI site for a number of years and have just opened a new facility in Verona, WI that extends our capability for manufacturing HPAPIs or ADCs by using state of the art containment designs.
in-Pharma Technologist.com is hosting a video interview with Dave Bormett, the SAFC Director Operations for its new Verona site. Follow the link for an exclusive look inside the facility.
Posted by Bruce Lehr August 3rd 2010.