FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific Completes Construction of Bioprocessing Innovation and Collaboration Center in China

New center opens in Suzhou New District, China, to bring local cell culture media optimization support for vaccines, advanced therapies, and biotherapeutic drug development


SANTA ANA, California, May 17, 2022: FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of serum-free and chemically defined cell culture media for bioproduction and cell therapy manufacturing, today announced the completion of its Innovation and Collaboration Center in Suzhou New District, China.

Construction of the new Innovation and Collaboration Center began in December 2021 and is now open to facilitate collaboration between experts and customers for the tailored design of upstream cell culture processes that can meet individual biomanufacturing needs. The new facility will provide the local resources and expertise needed to optimize cell culture media and associated workflows to support commercial production of new drugs in China’s rapidly expanding market.

Yutaka Yamaguchi, chairman and chief executive officer, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, commented: “We have seen significant investment and growth within China’s biopharmaceutical, vaccine, cell and gene therapy markets, bolstered by the government’s dedication to making more affordable drugs available. Consequently, we have prioritized the completion and opening of FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific’s Collaboration and Innovation Center, allowing us to expand our expertise throughout this rapidly expanding market and provide local assistance for developing customer-tailored cell culture media solutions and workflows to compliment any biomanufacturing needs.”

FUJIFILM Irvine’s new Suzhou center joins its existing network of optimization services offered by facilities across the USA and Japan.

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FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for researchers and clinicians. The company provides unrivaled service and quality to scientists working in biopharmaceuticals, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine, assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics, and industrial cell culture for the large-scale production of biotherapeutics and vaccines. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific adheres to both ISO and FDA regulations and operates dual cGMP manufacturing facilities in California, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. The company’s consultative philosophy combined with expertise in cell culture and compliance provides customers with unique capabilities and support. For over 50 years, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has remained uniquely flexible and focused on media while becoming a strategic global leader in media products and services. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation reporting to FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation.

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