GE Healthcare and G-CON Collaborate to Develop "Vaccine Factory in a Box"

December 9, 2010

GE Healthcare (Uppsala, Sweden) and G-Con Manufacturing LLC (College Station, TX) will develop a modular portable bioprocess manufacturing solution for vaccines and therapeutics. This collaboration combines GE Healthcare?s global presence and expertise in biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology with G-Con?s modular portable cleanroom technology.

GE Healthcare (Uppsala, Sweden) and G-Con Manufacturing LLC (College Station, TX) will develop a modular portable bioprocess manufacturing solution for vaccines and therapeutics. This collaboration combines GE Healthcare’s global presence and expertise in biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology with G-Con’s modular portable cleanroom technology.

According to the press release, the collaboration will offer GMP manufacturing solutions that are less expensive and quicker to build and maintain and easier to operate. The aim of this collaboration is to meet the growing market for rapid access to biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities, whether in developing markets, or for increased speed in situations such as pandemic response.

“This collaboration means we move further towards our vision of modular and possibly mobile flexible bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities—the vaccine factory in a box,” said Nigel Darby, vice president of biotechnologies, GE Healthcare.