TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avid Bioservices, Inc. today announced that it is expanding its biomanufacturing capabilities with the installation of two Thermo Scientific HyClone Single-Use Bioreactors (S.U.B.) in Avid's facility in Tustin, California. These innovative systems will further enhance Avid's ability to meet the growing demand for its cell culture production services. The purchase of the 1000 L S.U.B. follows the successful evaluation of the 100 L S.U.B. in Avid's process development laboratories.
The HyClone S.U.B. consists of a reusable stainless steel outer support container and S.U.B. BioProcess Container (BPC(R)) that integrates with existing bioreactor control systems, providing the advantages of single-use bioprocessing without having to install a complete new bioreactor system. The retrofit product replaces the stainless steel bioreactor vessel in existing bioreactor systems, making it a flexible, rapid and economic option to increase bioreactor capacity.
"The growing demand for our biomanufacturing services led us to assess a number of options for increasing our capacity while maintaining our high quality," said Richard Richieri, senior vice president of bioprocess development and manufacturing at Avid Bioservices. "The Thermo Scientific HyClone S.U.B. disposable system provides a state-of-the-art cell culture production solution that is cost-effective and complements our existing bioreactor production suite. Based on our positive evaluation of the 100 L system, we are pleased to proceed with the larger unit, making Avid the first company in Southern California to install the 1000 L S.U.B. system."
Mr. Richieri continued, "In our evaluation, we have confirmed
comparable cell culture growth and product quality between the 100 L S.U.B.
and traditional, non-disposable bioreactors. We are also very pleased with
the batch-to-batch consistency, which is an extremely important aspect in
the manufacture of
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