Sartorius opens new cell culture media production site in Beit Haemek
Beit Haemek, Israel, June 28, 2021
- Focus on specialty and customized cell culture media, particularly for the advanced therapies market
- Beit Haemek will serve as the main production site for liquid media and buffers
Sartorius, a leading international partner of life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry, will open its new site today in Beit Haemek, Israel, which focuses on specialty and customized cell culture media, particularly for the advanced therapies market. With the expansion, the plant will be able to produce nearly five times its current output. The new facility has been designed to meet the highest manufacturing and regulatory standards. It covers 11,800 square feet, or some 1,000 square meters, and includes Grades B and C cleanrooms as well as on-site equipment.
“The team in Israel has a long track record and experience in the advanced therapies market – from development to the production and sale of cell culture solutions. With the new state‑of‑the‑art facility in Beit Haemek, we can build on this expertise and leverage the existing infrastructure to further grow this business,” said René Fáber, Head of the Bioprocess Solutions Division of Sartorius and member of the Executive Board.
To prepare for future demand, the existing facility will be upgraded as well. There are two parallel manufacturing lines to ensure that expected capacities can be reached. Sartorius will also accordingly increase the production staff on site. In addition, Beit Haemek will serve as Sartorius’ main production site for liquid media and buffers, complementary to the manufacturing capacities for powder media in Yauco, Puerto Rico.
Background: Sartorius acquired cell culture media production business from Biological Industries in 2019. Integration of this product segment has been essential in Sartorius’ key initiative to further develop its business and expertise in the advanced therapies segment.
A guided video tour of the site and additional images are available on the Sartorius Blog.