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Astrea Bioseparations makes critical infrastructure investments in Cambridge, UK and Singapore

17 September 2021 | News

Astrea Bioseparations, a leading provider of bioseparations products and services, today announced two new investments to enhance operations and customer support resources.

The investments include an expansion of the company’s research and development facility in Cambridge, United Kingdom to add two new state-of-the-art laboratories. Separately, a branch office was registered in Singapore to serve customers in Asia with Claire Dacombe, PhD appointed as Vice President of Asia Pacific Operations.


“The Cambridge laboratory expansion was a first step in bolstering capacity to meet growing demand for Astrea Bioseparations products and services. New dedicated column packing space was constructed to increase capacity for pre-packed column development and support,” said Dr Steve Burton, President & CSO at Astrea. “A new Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory has facilitated work with pathogenic materials of relevance for viral vector, virus and prion projects. Pursuant to the December 2020 license agreement with AVACTA, we have also dedicated new laboratory space for Affimer® ligand discovery and development work.”


“This is an exciting time as we continue to evolve our commercial strategy with a focus on reliability of supply and quality of products and services. With market demand increasing in Asia, it became clear that it would benefit our customers to have a local presence in Singapore,” Gabe Longoria, CCO said. “We are thrilled to have Claire Dacombe join Astrea Bioseparations with extensive expertise in high level distribution, sales, and operations activities across the Asia Pacific region.” 


The team from Astrea Bioseparations invites attendees of Bioprocess International to visit booth 334 in Boston, MA from 21 to 30 September. Or to learn more from any place, visit or view a new introduction video here.

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