09 September 2021 | News
Nashville site will deliver on strategy to enable reliable supply of critical materials used to produce new biologics and vaccines
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Nashville, US dedicated to the production of single-use technologies (SUT) products.
This investment is in addition to the previously announced expansion to address unprecedented demand in the bioprocessing market. The facility will be one of the world's largest SUT manufacturing sites and will more than double the company's SUT manufacturing capacity in support of its biopharma customers. The first phase of construction will be operational by the second quarter of 2022.
The Nashville site is part of Thermo Fisher's now more than $650 million capital investment to expand its bioprocessing production capabilities across 11 manufacturing sites in North America, Europe and Asia. Additional capacity will be added in 2021 with the completion of expansion projects in Logan, Utah, Suzhou, China, and a new SUT manufacturing site in Singapore.
The $650 million investment program also expands global production capabilities in additional bioprocessing manufacturing networks. Capacity expansion projects in Grand Island, N.Y., Miami, Fla., and Inchinnan, Scotland are tracking to accelerated timelines to increase production capacity for Gibco cell culture media, supplements, and process liquids as well as the manufacturing of customer-owned proprietary media formulations.