Fujifilm continues CDMO expansion, breaking ground on $435M UK site

Fujifilm’s CDMO arm, Fujifilm Diosynth, has been on a roll this month as the company has recently broken ground on a major project in Europe and it appears to be keeping up the momentum.

Fujifilm Diosynth announced that it has kicked off an expansion project for its microbial manufacturing facility at its campus in the town of Billingham, UK, in the northeast of England.

The 20,000 square-foot, £400 million ($435 million) expansion will add clean rooms, purification suites and a packing area along with more space for the manufacturing itself.

According to Fujifilm Diosynth, the project is slated to be completed at the end of next year or the beginning of 2024 and will boost the manufacturing capacity by 70%. Once completed, it will also look to create around 350 jobs.

When the expansion was announced last year, the site will feature four 2,000L bioreactors and two 500L single-use bioreactors to make…
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