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FUJIFILM Establishes Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

12/01/2022
FUJIFILM Corporation will invest $188 million to establish a 250,000-square-feet cell culture media manufacturing facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The $188 million project is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

The new site will be operated by FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, and a world leader in the development and manufacture of advanced cell culture solutions for life science research, bioproduction, cell therapy manufacturing, and medical applications. Land development and construction are scheduled to start in spring 2023 with operation of the facility beginning in 2025.

“Fujifilm’s intensive investment in the life sciences field represents our commitment to be the dedicated partner for customers in the biopharmaceutical industry,” said Teiichi Goto, president and CEO, representative director, FUJIFILM Corporation. “With the enhanced capabilities of our global manufacturing sites for cell culture media, we will continuously contribute to customers’ robust manufacturing process and creation of innovative therapies to make the world a healthier place.”

The facility will be located across 64 acres in RTP and support cGMP manufacturing of animal component-free, dry powder, and liquid media.

“It is encouraging when companies with a successful experience in Research Triangle Park recognize the advantages and continue to invest and innovate in the Triangle Region. We are pleased to have collaborated with FUJIFILM Corporation, its consultants, and our regional partners at Wake County Economic Development, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), and the NC Department of Commerce on this project,” noted Scott Levitan, president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation.

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is a worldwide leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for researchers and clinicians. The company provides service and quality to scientists working in cell therapy and regenerative medicine, assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics, and industrial cell culture for the large-scale production of biotherapeutics and vaccines.

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