Thermo Fisher expands production of bioprocessing materials

Instrument and consumables supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific recently announced the opening of the world’s largest manufacturing facility for single-use technology in Lebanon, TN. The company announced this month that the new 400,000 square foot plant will allow the company to meet rapidly increasing demand for bioprocessing materials used in the production of vaccines and other therapies.

“Customers depend on our cutting-edge technologies, services and expertise. This continued investment in bioprocessing manufacturing allows us to better serve them by providing them with a larger supply through scalable solutions,” Daniella Cramp. Senior Vice President and President, Bioproduction at Thermo Fisher Scientific, said in a statement. “As the largest single-use manufacturing site in Thermo Fisher’s network and one of the largest in the world, the Lebanese plant near Nashville enables customers to get medicines to patients faster than ever before.

Thermo Fisher’s Lebanon site will produce customizable single-use BioProcess containers and fluid transfer assembly systems used by biopharmaceutical companies. The new site also includes 92,000 square feet of cleanroom space and a dedicated production line to manufacture the company’s Thermo Scientific DynaDrive bioreactor.

Approximately 1,400 new jobs in engineering, procurement, quality and other areas will be created through this investment.

“Tennessee is becoming a world leader in biotechnology, and a new investment from Thermo Fisher Scientific will bring even more innovation to the region,” Senator Marsha Blackburn said in a statement. “This new facility will provide well-paying jobs for the people of Tennessee and create cutting-edge technology to ensure the prosperity of our research and development communities.”

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