Thermo Fisher Scientific to Invest $50 Million in Bioproduction Expansion

May 21, 2019
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

The expansion will increase the company’s single-use capacity to meet growing demand.

On May 20, 2019, Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it is investing more than $50 million into its global bioproduction capabilities. The expansion will provide additional capacity for manufacturing single-use bioprocess container (BPC) systems.

In Cramlington, United Kingdom, Thermo Fisher will expand assembly capacity and add BPC systems manufacturing. The proximity of these capabilities to customers in Europe will shorten lead times and improve overall global efficiency, according to the company.

In the United States, the company will expand cleanroom space for BPC chamber and related assembly production processes at its site in Logan, UT, and further expand capacity at its site in Millersburg, PA.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

"The demand for our bioproduction products and services continues to outpace the market," said Cory Stevenson, president of Thermo Fisher's bioproduction business, in a company press release. "These investments will expand capabilities across our existing bioproduction network while we look to extend our footprint into new regions to meet increasing customer demand for our industry-leading single-use technologies."

Source: Thermo Fisher Scientific