Quotient Sciences, a drug development and manufacturing company, is investing £6.3 million pounds ($8.6mn) in its recently acquired manufacturing facility in Alnwick, UK. The investment will expand Quotient’s drug substance manufacturing capability and will create 80 new jobs over the next three years.
Quotient acquired the Alnwick facility from Arcinova in February 2021 to expand its service portfolio to include drug substance, drug product and clinical testing capabilities all under one organization. The acquisition enables Quotient to support customers with an end-to-end offering from candidate selection through commercial product launch. The multimillion-pound investment will repurpose a 1,500 square-meter footprint and incorporate additional equipment and technologies—expanding the number of new molecules developed each year.
Additional equipment, featuring the latest advances in digital control and data capture, will ensure robust transfer from laboratory to multi-kilo scale production. Plus, processing equipment with new developments in modular continuous technology will maximize responsiveness and agility for manufacturing processes. These updates, combined with a five-fold increase in scale, will increase Quotient’s capacity by over 10 times for developing complex medicines.
“Following our integration into Quotient Sciences earlier in the year, it is tremendously exciting to see the Alnwick facility continue to expand capabilities as we move into larger scale and commercial manufacturing,” said Roger Kilburn, senior vice president candidate development services, Quotient Sciences. “Science and agility are at the core of Quotient Sciences, and our team strives to innovate and develop smarter approaches to process R&D for our customers and drive the adoption of continuous processing technologies.”