DARMSTADT, Germany, July 10, 2020
-- Focus on improving and optimizing drug discovery, development and manufacturing
-- Integrated lab with customizable solutions, validation services, training and hands-on applications
-- Shanghai center is newest and largest addition to Merck's global network of nine M Lab™ Collaboration Centers
DARMSTADT, Germany, July 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck, a leading science and technology company, opened its M Lab™ Collaboration Center in Shanghai, the company's largest of nine centers worldwide.
"With the booming pharmaceutical industry in Asia and greater emphasis on novel drug therapies, we see an increase in R&D on leading-edge treatments including cell and gene therapies in China," said Udit Batra, member of the Merck Executive Board and CEO, Life Science. "Our M Lab™ Collaboration Center offers customizable solutions and services that help bio pharmaceutical and biologics companies improve their processes from drug discovery, development to manufacturing — saving costs and increasing speed to market."
With a total lab size of approximately 10,000m2, Merck's newest M Lab™ Collaboration Center is located in Pudong, at the heart of the biomedical sciences and research community in Shanghai.
The new M Lab™ Collaboration Center in Shanghai offers customizable solutions tailored for China's Life Science community to help advance drug development. It includes Pilot Scale and Process Development support labs that offer non-GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) lab space where pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers can explore ideas, learn innovative techniques and work side-by-side with the company's scientists and engineers to solve critical process development and production challenges. Customers can participate in product demonstrations, hands-on training, formal bioprocessing educational courses and experiments, as well as apply best practices and new approaches to develop, optimize and scale-up processes and simplify global technology transfer.
Customers will also be able to tap into the following Merck offerings:
Additionally, the center will host a new BioReliance® End-to-End Solutions GMP manufacturing facility offering contract development manufacturing organization services to customers in China and Asia-Pacific.
As a leading innovator in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, Merck is committed to playing an active role in China's transformation into an innovation- driven economy. Through this new center, Merck will collaborate with local and regional customers to increase drug quality and safety and provide training and knowledge transfer.
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