European manufacturing facility opened in the Netherlands
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has announced that its new manufacturing facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is now open and fully operational.
The facility provides state-of-the-art life science manufacturing and joins locations in the US and Japan to enable increased production capacity of cell culture media products, acting as a hub for both European and global markets.
Opening this third manufacturing facility fulfills an important step in the company’s long-term plans to secure its production capacity to meet the growing needs of the market and customers worldwide. The facility’s location in central Europe positions it as a source of local supply for increased efficiency and cost-savings in shipping, as well as securing the supply chain.
The facility is built with sustainable initiatives in mind, drawing on parent company’s Fujifilm Sustainability Value Plan 2030 for sustainable operations. Strategies in use that adhere to the plan include working towards a CO2-neutral status, using wind energy for the production process, and using sustainable technologies such as membrane bioreactors for wastewater purification.
The site intends to become an ISO 13485-certified manufacturing facility and follow cGMP, 21 CFR 820 for product manufacturing.