Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) and G-Con have agreed to a global collaboration to offer highly advanced and flexible production platforms for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The new product line will leverage G-Con Manufacturing’s novel modular, mobile clean-room “pods” and Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s well-established broad single-use and reusable product portfolio to create a totally integrated production process platform. SSB has incorporated its products into unit operations for media/buffer preparation, seed fermentation, cell cultivation and harvesting, ultra-diafiltration, membrane chromatography and viral clearance for biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Combining SSB’s technology with G-Con’s modular, scalable and flexible pod platform will provide the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry with an unparalleled set of cost-effective, “plug and play” tools for next-generation manufacturing facilities.
Maik Jornitz, SSB’s Senior Vice President of Marketing for Bioprocess Solutions, stated, “Our Integrated Solutions unit will implement G-Con’s platform of modular clean-room systems into their designs.Our vision is to create standardized unit operations, implemented into the self-contained G-Con modules. These modules can be used as individual process units or joined to an entire process.”
Effective immediately, G-Con’s modular containment units are available through SSB’s Integrated Solutions unit and will be rolled out globally in early 2012.
Jornitz commented: “We do not want to delay the availability of the G-Con units and therefore decided to have our Integrated Solutions unit utilize the containment systems and G-Con’s engineering capabilities now. The global launch through our sales organizations will follow.”
Date: January 18, 2012
Source: Sartorius Stedim Biotech