Biocon Biologics Ltd., announced today that it has been awarded with the 2021 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The company received an Honorable Mention award for its monoclonal antibodies drugs substances manufacturing facility located at Biocon Park, Bengaluru, a ~100-acre integrated complex with all infrastructure and utilities.
Biocon Biologics’ new 340,000-square feet B3 facility is being built in a modular manner to allow for expansion into Phase 2. This is one of the largest monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) manufacturing facilitiesin India in terms of built area for a single building/site. The first phase of the facility has been built at an investment of ~USD 120 million.
The facility will enhance the Company’s manufacturing capacity for mAbs manifold and improve its ability to enable affordable access for patients across the globe. The facility is intended for commercial and clinical manufacturing for global regulated markets, including the U.S. and Europe. The Phase I of the facility has completed qualification and is preparing for commercialization.