SUSupport expands to bring in Indian partner
Single Use Support is based in Tyrolean, Austria, and is specialized in providing single-use equipment to the biopharma industry.
The startup aims to supply equipment to ‘close the gap’ between downstream processing and the fill & finish process.
According to the company, the aim is to provide a secure logistics process for single-use bags, which includes fully automated filling and freezing, refrigerated transport, thawing and emptying of the drugs.
PharmNXT, based in Mumbai, has developed a collaboration with SUSupport to acquire its product portfolio, which it will add to its own capabilities to provide end-to-end equipment for the production of biologics.
According to co-founder of SUSupport, Johannes Kirchmair, the Bulk.Stream process allows for a reduced risk of product loss, as the ‘complete solution’ minimizes the potential for bio-contamination.
As part of this process, up to 20 bags can be filled in parallel to achieve a total volume of up to 200L, with a ‘Freeze-Thaw’ platform allowing the product to be frozen, after which the product can then be transported with SUSupport’s containers.
According to the startup, the expansion into the Indian market follows on from also receiving orders for its products in Europe, the US and China.