Sigma Aldrich Opens Cell Culture Tech CenterBy
Sigma Aldrich has opened its Asia Pacific headquarters and Cell Culture Technical Center in Singapore in the Biopolis Research Park.
The facility brings existing commercial offices and production laboratories in Singapore into a single location, together with the new Cell Culture Technical Center. The Cell Culture Technical Center will primarily support the customers of the SAFC Commercial business in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing.The Cell Culture Technical Center is designed to address development projects, product support, trouble-shooting, and application issues. Initially, the Technical Center will provide: cell culture media development and optimization services for customers engaged in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing, and pre-clinical media manufacturing through its imMEDIAte ADVANTAGE (IA) service,which provides the ability to custom produce non-cGMP batches of material and subsequent modifications.
To further strengthen its presence in Asia Pacific and to better support customers in the biopharmaceutical industry, Sigma-Aldrich has also announced plans to construct its own cGMP distribution center in Tuas, Singapore. Expected to open at the end of this year, the distribution center will enable Sigma-Aldrich to provide end-to-end services to its customers and distributors in Singapore and across Southeast Asia (SEA). This will be the company’s first fully owned distribution center in SEA. The cGMP certified distribution center will support strategic partnerships with customers in the region.
Source: Sigma Aldrich