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Merck Millipore Expands Biomanufacturing Sciences and Training Center in Japan

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Last Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Facility expansion and relocation of existing operations from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture to Tokyo.

Merck Millipore has announced the opening of a new Biomanufacturing Sciences Training Center (BSTC) facility in Tokyo. The facility is designed to help biopharmaceutical companies develop manufacturing processes and find solutions to processing challenges in collaboration with engineers from Merck Millipore.

“We recognize that our customers in Japan face tremendous pressure to reduce development costs and identify production efficiencies. The new BSTC is designed to recreate an actual manufacturing environment allowing customers to operate equipment, evaluate processes and conduct training,” said Udit Batra, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck Millipore.

Batra continued, “Our goal for this facility, now the ninth of its kind for Merck Millipore, is to enhance the customer experience by delivering innovation, quality products, and comprehensive technological support - all major components of our product and service portfolio offering.”

Through the simulation of manufacturing process with leading-edge products, Merck Millipore’s Biomanufacturing Sciences Training Centers allow customers to test equipment and devices, evaluate manufacturing processes, and conduct operator training.

This extensive training helps biopharmaceutical companies expedite system implementation and enhances the efficiency of manufacturing process development, while also providing quality assurance validations compliant with GMP standards and various regulations, thus lowering the risk when introducing new systems.

The new facility in Japan comprises a Pilot Scale Zone equipped with Merck Millipore’s Mobius® series of single-use components for everything from culture to filtration and purification, allowing for total demonstration testing from upstream to downstream processes.

There is also a Process Development and Application Test Zone for various types of testing for process development and optimization, a Seminar & Training Zone, and a Gallery Zone with displays of Merck Millipore products. Staff members with expert knowledge provide multifaceted support to client companies for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Merck Millipore has BSTC facilities in nine major regions including Japan, U.S., Germany, France, Singapore, China, South Korea, India, and Brazil. These centers provide universal instruction to partners around the world, allowing clients to receive the same training in any region, even if they move their manufacturing process to other countries. Merck Millipore has invested €1.3 million in the project, which will relocate the existing center in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture into a larger facility.


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