Updated on 10 May 2016
GE Healthcare's KUBio (Photo courtesy:Business Wire)
Singapore: JHL Biotech (JHL), opened the world's first KUBio biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility with single-use bioprocessing technology at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Wuhan, China.
JHL will use the KUBio manufacturing solution delivered by GE Healthcare to manufacture biosimilars and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for late-stage clinical trials and commercial supply. The facility will also provide process development and manufacturing services for JHL's global customer base.
JHL and GE Healthcare partnered to complete the construction of the facility in just 18 months using GE's KUBio manufacturing solution. KUBio is a prefabricated cGMP-compliant facility and process solution designed for scalable and cost-efficient manufacturing.
Mr Racho Jordanov, CEO and co-founder of JHL Biotech commented, "JHL Biotech's mission is to make quality medicines affordable to more people, and we believe one of the greatest areas of need is in Asia. It was important to us to establish our scale-up manufacturing capacity in Asia with a manufacturing facility in China capable of producing biologics to a world-class standard. JHL's new facility in Wuhan has the same standardized GE FlexFactory technology as our existing site in Taiwan, which allowed us to quickly scale up to a capacity of 2,000 litres. JHL Biotech now has the largest volume of single-use cell culture capacity in Asia with the opening of our new facility in Wuhan."
"GE Healthcare's expertise in project management and delivery has been key in completing the factory in just 18 months, exceeding our demanding timelines and enabling us to accelerate our plans to produce next-generation biotherapeutics locally."