Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals China expands commercial manufacturing capacities
January 17 2019
- Expansion of manufacturing capacities in OASIS facility
- Increasing demands for world-class manufacturing in Shanghai, China
- First commercial product manufacturing in Shanghai expected in 2019
Shanghai, China, January 17, 2019 - Boehringer Ingelheim announced today that it has initiated a capacity expansion at its commercial manufacturing site for biologics in China. The expansion covers an additional bioreactor and includes all needed utility and infrastructure to support the GMP operations of 2x 2.000L single use bioreactor manufacturing lines.
‘We are fully committed to our biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing business in China and it is our utmost goal to serve our customers and their patients with high quality medicines in China and in the global market’, said Prof. Dr. Buecheler, Head of Biopharmaceutical Business Unit at Boehringer Ingelheim.
Boehringer Ingelheim’s biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing business is expected to begin manufacturing the commercial supply of a monoclonal antibody out of its China manufacturing OASIS facility in 2019. This will be the first commercial drug manufactured in the Shanghai facility, OASIS, an important part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s global biopharmaceutical production network. Following the commercial manufacturing of a client’s antibody, a number of investigational drugs are in Boehringer Ingelheim’s contract manufacturing business pipeline for potential future market launch and commercial supply out of Shanghai, China.
‘We look forward to providing our customers with this new source of commercial supply of therapeutic antibodies for their patients,’ states Dr. Jiali Luo, General Manager and Site Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Bio China. ‘Additionally, we see a growing demand for world-class manufacturing capacities of biologics and are eager to offer our capabilities to local and global customers according to our site supply mission “China-for-China” and “China-for-Global” ’.
About Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals China
As one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical producers, Boehringer Ingelheim is China’s first international provider of biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing solutions with all-round services, including process development and product supply for clinical trials and market, to its clients in China and all over the world. Boehringer Ingelheim Biopharmaceuticals (China) Ltd.’s facility was officially put into operation in May 2017. As the first and only biopharmaceuticals facility in line with global standards set by a multinational pharma company in China, the facility has become a major milestone in Boehringer Ingelheim’s’ strategic blueprint for its biopharmaceuticals business globally.
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