A new behemoth is entering the cell therapy CDMO market, FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics (FUJIFILM CDI). CDMOs are companies that provide manufacturing services to cell and gene therapy companies on a contract basis. In some cases, they may also support product development, clinical trial support, or commercial supply.
On January 3, 2019, FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI), a US subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, announced it will be spending $21M to open a new cGMP-compliant production facility in Madison, Wisconsin. According to FCDI, the facility will support FCDI’s internal cell therapeutics pipeline, as well as serve as a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for iPS cell products. [Read more…]