Stelis starts next phase of investment into its biologics manufacturing facility

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Contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Stelis BioSource, a division of Stelis Biopharma, has started the next phase of its continued investment program after having already invested more than $100 million into its facilities in Bangalore, India.

The latest phase will see the company, which offers end-to-end development and manufacturing services for biologics and biosimilars companies, start work on installing two 2,000-L single-use bioreactor trains in its mammalian cGMP facility.

The bioreactor trains will be added to the company’s 200,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which became fully operational earlier this year. The new manufacturing facility, which caters for drug product and drug substance manufacture, allows Stelis BioSource to offer fully integrated services from early phase development through to commercial manufacture and fill finish.

In addition to the drug substance and drug product capabilities, which cover process scale-up and cGMP manufacturing to commercial scales, the facility offers the latest analytical methodologies and equipment and operates under Stelis’ fully compliant quality management system.

Dr Roger Lias, CEO at Stelis Biopharma said: “Our CDMO facility in Bangalore is already fully operational working on both new and existing customer projects. The investment has been driven by both strong market demand and multiple opportunities to develop an offering for the delivery of affordable outsourced capabilities for biologics”.

The company, which is dedicated to driving down the cost of biologics, also has plans to develop the site further. The company continues to evaluate further investments into both capabilities and capacity to meet customer demand, including for those driven by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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