SGS invests £7.6m to up testing capabilities

By Melissa Fassbender contact

- Last updated on GMT

(Image: Getty/PashaIgnatov)
(Image: Getty/PashaIgnatov)

Related tags: SGS, Contract research, Testing

The contract solutions provider today announced that it has invested £7.6m ($9.99m) at its Glasgow, UK-based facility.

The investment – supported in part by a £1.7m grant from the Scottish Enterprise Research and Development – expands the company’s capacity for testing cell banks and routine bulk harvest for vaccines, gene and cell therapies, monoclonal antibodies, and other recombinant protein-based biological medicines, according to SGS​.

The inspection, verification, testing, and certification company has added 1,200 square meters to its existing facility, which now spans 2,400 square meters and 65 employees.

The new lab will be adjacent to its global center of excellence for cell banks and viral vaccine biosafety.

SGS also will develop and validate new cell-based viral detection systems at the site, in accordance with US and European Pharmacopeia requirements.

“As the pharmaceutical industry becomes increasingly focused on large molecule biologics, vaccines, gene and cell therapies, SGS continues to increase its service capacity and capabilities in this area,”​ said Archie Lovatt, SGS scientific director in a press release.

Related news

Show more

Related products

Q2 Solutions: Corporate Brochure

Q2 Solutions: Corporate Brochure

Q2 Solutions | 17-Apr-2020 | Product Brochure

We are an innovative, progressive and responsive partner with the global experience, medical expertise and focus on quality that is integral to drug, medical...

Manufacturing Cyto and Non-Cyto Drugs in One Facility

Manufacturing Cyto and Non-Cyto Drugs in One Facility

Baxter BioPharma Solutions | 01-Mar-2020 | Technical / White Paper

Recent market reports suggest increasing product niches, which may lead to decreasing numbers of units per product, making dedicated facilities less practical....

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more