Fujifilm Irvine Scientific launches European manufacturing facility

By The Science Advisory Board staff writers

December 10, 2021 -- Fujifilm Irvine Scientific has launched a new manufacturing facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The facility provides life science manufacturing, which will enable increased production capacity of cell culture media products, the company said.

The facility's location in central Europe positions it as a source of local supply for increased efficiency and cost savings in shipping, as well as securing the supply chain, said Fujifilm. The facility supports Fujifilm's sustainability plan, which includes working toward a carbon dioxide-neutral status. It will use wind energy for the production process and sustainable technologies, such as membrane bioreactors, for wastewater purification.

The facility occupies approximately 13,500 square meters of space and manufactures dry powder media, liquid media, buffers, and water for injection in accordance with the same quality system and raw materials used in the company's facilities in the U.S. and Japan. The site intends to become a ISO 13485-certified manufacturing facility and follow current good manufacturing practices.

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