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Thermo Fisher expands manufacturing facility in US for complex biologic treatments

06 October 2023 | News

Providing customers with greater flexibility to scale manufacturing and better serve patients who need these unique medicines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has expanded its manufacturing capacity in St. Louis, US to support biologic therapies for diseases ranging from cancers to auto immune conditions to rare genetic disorders.

Thermo Fisher made a significant investment since 2021 to add 58,000 square feet of biologics manufacturing space. The addition was facilitated by state and local tax incentives, including a 10-year new project abatement beginning in 2024. The company employs more than 1,000 people in the state of Missouri and more than 900 work at the site.

The St. Louis site is integral to the company’s global biologics network, which also includes facilities in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

The expansion adds manufacturing suites that will contain up to four Thermo Scientific™ DynaDrive™ Single-Use Bioreactors (SUB), each of which can process up to 5,000 liters. The St. Louis site has produced biologic therapies since the early 1990s and currently manufactures products for customers that are commercially available the world. St. Louis also has a collaboration centre where the company’s pharma services and bioproduction businesses are developing additional technologies, products, and services for customers.

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