New ADC Capabilities Benefit Oncology Innovators30 September 2013
BUBENDORF, Switzerland (September 30, 2013) — Switzerland-based CARBOGEN AMCIS AG announces a series of significant investments aimed at enhancing its antibody drug conjugate (ADC) capabilities to better respond to increasing demand for ADCs in the development of highly targeted cancer treatments. The investments include a $4 million USD clean room clinical supply facility at the Bubendorf,
“The new targeted cancer treatments, such as Adcetris, Kadcyla and Mylotarg, have fueled a growing demand for ADCs and we made the decision to expand our ADC service offer to support customers in the development of next-generation cancer treatments. We have taken into account customer feedback and market dynamics and are confident that our enhanced infrastructure will enable us to provide our partners in the pharmaceutical industry a needed resource in drug development,” said Mark C. Griffiths, CEO, CARBOGEN AMCIS and the Dishman Group.
The Bubendorf facility now features a new 100-sqm
The grade D area of the lab is dedicated to operations such as the preparation of reagents and buffers as well as the sterilization of production equipment by dry oven or autoclave. The segregated grade C area is exclusively used for the conjugation, the purification, and the packaging of
The upgrades at our Riom, France location include the implementation of a new vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) disinfection system and the installation of two new aseptic filling isolators operating under nitrogen atmosphere and at regulated temperature, which will expand the Grade A (
“In addition to strengthening our ADC capabilities, over the past 12 months, we have built a cross-functional team with expertise in chemistry, biochemistry and biology that is well equipped to support our customers’ cancer drug development programmes,” added
As major oncology players focus on ADCs as a high-potential opportunity in the development of targeted cancer therapies, CARBOGEN AMCIS offers a valuable outsourcing solution for the complex process of ADC development.
CARBOGEN AMCIS AG (www.carbogen-amcis.com) is a leading service provider, offering a portfolio of drug-development and commercialization services to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry at all stages of drug development. The integrated services provide innovative chemistry solutions to support timely and safe drug development allowing customers to make the best use of available resources. CARBOGEN AMCIS AG is a member of the Dishman Group based in
Dishman Group (www.dishmangroup.com) is a global outsourcing partner for the pharmaceutical industry, offering a portfolio of development, scale-up and manufacturing services. Dishman Group improves its customers’ businesses by providing a range of development and manufacturing solutions at locations in Europe,