Avantor and GeminiBio embark on partnership for bioproduction workflow solutions

28-Jun-2022

The two US-based companies have entered into an agreement with GeminiBio to deliver custom hydrated solutions and cell culture media to the biopharma industry

Avantor, a global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries, has entered into an agreement with GeminiBio to deliver custom hydrated solutions and cell culture media to the biopharma industry.

Custom hydrated solutions and cell culture media are critical components of the bioproduction workflow, especially for emerging modalities such as gene therapy. This collaboration will complement Avantor's proven ability to serve manufacturing platforms with GeminiBio's small-to-medium scale offering, enabling customers to utilise custom cGMP products through the full development lifecycle - including early-stage research, scale-up and commercialisation.

Customised media is critical in optimising cell line productivity

This new capability along with Avantor's recent acquisitions and site investments, support a growing portfolio of proprietary offerings, demonstrating Avantor's commitment to supporting customer workflows in both upstream and downstream processing for the biopharma industry.

"With the imperative to meet patient needs quickly, our customers require custom solutions to accelerate their bioproduction goals," said Dr Ger Brophy, Executive VP of Biopharma Production for Avantor. "Customised media is critical in optimising cell line productivity, and hydrated solutions offer efficiency to biomanufacturers as they optimise their downstream processes. Our collaboration with GeminiBio will drive increases in product yields, helping bring efficiency and speed to our customers as they scale. Together, we can drive science forward to bring therapies to the patients who need them most."

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Brian Parker, CEO of GeminiBio added: "Enabling customers to optimise their upstream and downstream liquid manufacturing workflows by offering custom solutions, built around a strong quality foundation, has been an essential part of GeminiBio's success. Collaborating with Avantor, who shares our focus on quality, will allow us to expand our ability to address customer needs for both small and large volume process liquids."

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