WuXi Biologics has selected 4,000 liter (L) Custom Single Run (CSR) disposable bioreactors from ABEC for its new commercial manufacturing facility (MFG4) in Wuxi city, Jiangsu, China. The partnership followed WuXi Biologics’ successful testing and evaluation of ABEC’s CSR bioreactor technology.
The 4,000L CSR is the largest single-use bioreactor size available in the industry in conventional disposable bioreactors for cell culture-based biopharmaceuticals. With the scale-out strategy that WuXi Biologics developed in the industry to use multiple disposable bioreactors for commercial manufacturing, 4,000L CSRs will enable manufacturing up to the scale of 24,000L comparable to traditional stainless steel bioreactors yet still achieving the advantages of CAPEX and timeline reduction benefited from disposables.
“We are proud to be a global technology leader in bioprocessing and the first company in Asia to advance this exciting new technology. ABEC’s large volume single-use bioreactor greatly enhances our commercial manufacturing potential by allowing not only scale-out of capacity but also scale-up,” Dr. Chris Chen, CEO of WuXi Biologics, said. “In addition to the flexibility and time to market benefits of single-use manufacturing, we can now offer our clients true economies of scale and address biologics supply needs from kilograms to tons.”