This major expansion project will provide a four-fold increase in gene therapy process development and analytical capacity accommodating viral vector, DNA and RNA drug substance, plus drug product formulation. The expansion includes 3,500 sqM for future commercial scale GMP capacity.
The resulting facility will greatly enhance the scale and scope of Pharmaron’s services to vaccine, cell and gene therapy customers and allows Pharmaron to continue expanding its scientific team at Liverpool. The total investment in capital and people for this expansion is estimated to be in the region of £151M.
Pharmaron acquired the established Liverpool CGT facility from AbbVie in 2021 and has rapidly added customers with 29 gene therapy and vaccine projects running through 2022. The expansion will allow this pace of growth to continue beyond the capacity of the existing state-of-the-art development and GMP facility, which will remain fully operational during, and after, the expansion project.
Construction activities commenced in January 2023 and facility handover is expected in 2024.
Full release available here: https://www.pharmaron.com/news/pharmaron-s-liverpool-uk-gene-therapy-cdmo-commences-major-site-expansion-following-uk-government-grant-to-support-151m-investment