With Western drugmakers taking new-generation meds to China, GenScript Biotech is looking to be a key player in China’s CDMO market for biologics and cell and gene-based treatments. The Chinese company this week formally premiered a clinical supply manufacturing facility even as it is working on a commercial-scale facility nearby.
GenScript has opened a 9,300-square-meter (100,104-square-foot) clinical supply biologics production and R&D facility in Nanjing that was completed in June. The company said it meets both FDA and EMA standards.
“At the beginning of 2019, we established a foothold in the biologics sector as an independent business,” Brian Min, CEO of biologics for GenScript Biotech, said in a statement. “GenScript's planned biologics commercial production center will be the first and largest such facility in China covering cell therapy, gene therapy and antibody drug R&D. We will be able to meet the rapidly evolving demands of gene and cell and antibody and protein therapies.”