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AGC plans biologics facility in Japan

by Jean-François Tremblay
September 29, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 39

 

AGC will build a facility at its site in Chiba, Japan, that will use mammalian cell culture to produce antibody-based drugs. The firm, formerly called Asahi Glass, says the plant will be the first in Japan to make such cell culture drugs on a contract basis. AGC has been aggressively expanding its drug contract manufacturing business. In July, it announced the expansion of a small-molecule pharmaceutical chemical plant, also in Chiba. In 2016, AGC acquired the biologics firms Biomeva and CMC Biologics.

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