Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB), a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry, opened a new bioanalytical and biosafety testing laboratory yesterday in the major biotech hub of Boston, Massachusetts. This dedicated bioanalytical laboratory is designed to accommodate the rising demand for the company’s BioOutsource brand specialized assay platforms in North America and facilitate the ongoing expansion of this unique service offering.
At the opening ceremony, Reinhardt Vogt, member of SSB’s Executive Committee, welcomed many representatives from the biotech industry and the local community to the new laboratory. In his opening speech, Reinhard Vogt stated: “Our new laboratory will offer customers the analytical expertise to help them accelerate entry into clinical phases. We chose Boston as the site for our laboratory because it is a premier biotech hub, enabling us to showcase our portfolio of bioanalytical and biosafety tests, as well as attract the best technical staff to continue our expansion here in the future.”
The purpose-built laboratory features state-of-the-art technology, such as biacore analytical instruments, and offers advanced analytical testing services. These include Antibody Dependent Cell Cytotoxicity (ADCC); Complement Dependent Cytotoxicity (CDC) and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) assay platforms; as well as cell-based assays and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). SSB’s new laboratory, which covers approximately 9,000 sq. ft. (830 m2), will also provide GMP-compliant in vitro and PCRbased assays for the detection of adventitious agents. Staffed by bioanalytical experts, including 15 scientists, the new laboratory provides easy access for customers to visit and have face-to-face meetings to discuss technical questions.