FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (Fujifilm), a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with experience in the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals and gene therapies, has announced the inception of the “FDB Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0” (CEB) in the United Kingdom. This initiative is an extension of Fujifilm’s global innovation initiatives.

                                    University of York

The Centre of Excellence will be led and funded by Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, in partnership with leading academic institutions: the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester and the University of York. This initiative was jointly defined by Fujifilm and CEB Partners to address challenges and opportunities in bioprocessing.

Formal announcement of the establishment of the CEB took place at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) Annual Conference 2019, “Industrial Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future”, which was held this past 30 – 31 January 2019 at the Technology Innovation Centre, Glasgow. The IBioIC’s Annual Conference is the leading general IB conference in the UK. The conference celebrates the success of the biotechnology industry in the United Kingdom and provides delegates with networking opportunities needed to drive new collaborations. Fujifilm is a core member of the IBioIC, which provides access to funding, events and access to other companies within its network.

CEB related activities will commence in 2019.


“Fujifilm has historically supported a significant number of innovation projects globally. The FDB Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0 builds on Fujifilm’s historical support of research here in the United Kingdom and allows us to develop long term partnerships with these world class universities to support the growth of our business.”

Andy Topping, Chief Scientific Officer

“Our aim is to link fundamental research and world class expertise to the business needs of Fujifilm. We are creating an innovation engine that drives new processes, efficiencies, products and services.”

Jen Vanderhoven, Vice President of Global Business Change


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