Avid plans to use the 100 L S.U.B. to produce antibodies and recombinant proteins in multi-gram quantities for its clients. The smaller unit will also support the scale-up work for the 1000 L S.U.B, which will be used to produce clinical material under cGMP conditions.
"Based on our experience to date, we believe that our innovative S.U.B. systems will allow Avid to meet increasing demand for their quality biomanufacturing services quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively," said Spencer Parkinson, bioprocessing systems manager for Thermo Scientific cell culture and bioprocessing. "We are pleased to welcome them as a valued customer and look forward to supporting their efforts as they continue to grow their business."
Avid Bioservices is a wholly owned subsidiary of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHM).
About Avid Bioservices
Avid Bioservices provides a comprehensive range of cGMP manufacturing
services for the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. Avid
manufactures cGMP commercial product, as well as clinical supplies for all
phases of clinical trials. The company's comprehensive range of cGMP
services includes cell banking, stability testing, clinical product
manufacturing and purification, bulk packaging, final product filling and
regulatory support. Avid also provides a variety of process development
activities, including cell line optimization, analytical method development
and product characterization. Avid has over 10 years of antibody
manufacturing experience producing monoclonal antibodies and recombinant
proteins in batch, fed-batch and perfusion modes. Avid was recently named
the first pre-approved U.S. contract manufacturer of the DSM/Crucell
PER.C6(R) production sy
|SOURCE Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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