Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies breaks ground on laboratory facility in Research Triangle Park, NC

MORRISVILLE, N.C., January 13, 2015 – FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc., a Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with experience focused on the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals including proteins, vaccines, and monoclonal antibodies, broke ground this week to launch the construction of a new three-story, 62,000 square foot facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Once complete, this state-of-the-art facility will incorporate the latest in biotech Research and Development.

“The construction of this building reflects the continued commitment of our organization to provide our clients with the infrastructure to efficiently and innovatively bring their products to the clinic and beyond for the benefit of their patients,” said Steve Bagshaw, CEO, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc.

The new building, called BioProcess Innovation Center, will house the company’s Process and Analytical Research and Development, Process Sciences and Stability groups. These will concentrate on delivering excellence in process invention, design and development and process and product characterization for our clients. They will also continue to innovate to further develop systems and approaches which rapidly lead to efficient, robust and high quality biomanufacturing processes.

“The design of the facility reflects our core philosophy of cross-functional collaboration to Research and Process Development which is a key differentiator of our company,” said Dr. Stephen Spearman, President & COO, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. “Developer Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., and General Contractor, KBR Building Group, LLC, bring a wealth of experience in life science building projects, and we look forward to working with them on this exciting new addition to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, located at 6051 George Watts Hill Drive.”

The expected completion date for the project is Q4 2015.