The current good manufacturing practice (cGMP)-compliant site will be added to AGC’s Chiba plant near Japan’s east coast. Operations are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2019.
According to the contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), the site will help serve a growing customer base in Asia.
“We have observed growing interest and demand from Japanese biopharmaceutical companies,” confirmed spokesperson Bob Broeze, adding that the facility will serve as a “a convenient option for the manufacture of protein therapeutics for Asian companies, as well as US and EU companies that seek production in Asia.”
Broeze did not disclose the cost of the facility, nor which vendor will supply its equipment.
In March this year, the firm announced plans to build new headquarters in Washington, US, and in August, released details regarding a manufacturing capacity expansion at a facility in Copenhagen, Denmark.