U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady visits VGXI to celebrate the grand opening for their new small scale cGMP manufacturing facility, located in The Woodlands, TX.
VGXI Ribbon Cutting, from left: J.J. Hollie, President and CEO of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady; Young Park, CEO of GeneOne Life Science; Dorothy Peterson, VP of Operations at VGXI; and Tom Kowalski, President and CEO of THBI.
VGXI, Inc., a leading contract manufacturer of clinical-grade plasmid DNA, announced the completion and grand opening of their facility expansion which includes a new small scale cGMP production plant. U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 31, 2016 to celebrate the grand opening and recognize VGXI’s contribution to the global pharmaceutical community. As a contract manufacturing organization since 2003, VGXI has supported the development of new cancer gene therapies and DNA vaccines for critical emerging diseases including Ebola, MERS, and Zika.
The Ribbon Cutting was attended by many representatives of the local and Texas biotechnology communities, including Mr. Tom Kowalski, President and CEO of the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute (THBI), and Ms. Ann Tanabe, CEO of BioHouston.
“VGXI’s clients are developing the next generation of cancer therapies and vaccines,” said Young Park, CEO of VGXI and GeneOne Life Science. “We are proud to support both our client’s needs and the community of The Woodlands with this expansion.”
The new cGMP plant at VGXI is fully equipped to support fermentation capacities from 10L to 40L, and full scale purification of clinical-grade plasmid DNA. Combined with VGXI’s existing 500L scale production facility, the second cGMP plant provides greater manufacturing capacity as well as flexibility for multiple client campaigns to run in parallel. Ultimately, this expansion enables VGXI to continue to meet the growing global demand for DNA-based pharmaceuticals.
ABOUT VGXI, INC.
With over 15 years of experience, VGXI, Inc. is a leading provider of plasmid DNA manufacturing and development services for DNA vaccine and gene therapy research. The company has an outstanding track record of success in manufacturing plasmid products under cGMP conditions for clinical trials in the US, EU, Asia and Australia, and its cGMP and non-GMP products have passed rigorous reviews by several international regulatory agencies. VGXI’s ability to work with unique requirements and create custom manufacturing solutions is based on its patented manufacturing process, flexible cGMP production facility, and experienced development team. VGXI, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary CMO of GeneOne Life Science, Inc.
ABOUT GENEONE LIFE SCIENCE
GeneOne Life Science Inc. (KRX:011000) is an international DNA vaccine developer and leading contract manufacturer of DNA plasmid-based agents for pre-clinical and clinical trials for global companies and institutions. It researches and develops DNA vaccines to prevent and treat incurable diseases in South Korea and internationally. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. VGXI, Inc., GeneOne’s wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary located in Texas, is the largest pure-play cGMP DNA plasmid manufacturing facility in the world.
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