Based on its recent analysis of the global antibody drug conjugate (ADC) contract manufacturing services market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes China-based MabPlex International, Ltd (MabPlex) with the 2019 Global Growth Excellence Leadership Award. MabPlex emerges as one of the few large-scale, end-to-end ADC producers, providing services from early-stage development to commercialization. The company’s proprietary conjugation platform and innovative technologies deliver novel and clinically effective ADCs for cancer therapeutics around the world.
“While rapidly expanding its operations in China, MabPlex also established a center of excellence in the United States. Its first manufacturing facility (M1) in Shandong provides an integrated solution supporting early-stage clinical manufacturing of antibodies, recombinant proteins, and ADCs. MabPlex’s second Shandong-based facility (M2) opened in 2018 as it anticipated the advancement of ADCs in later-stage development encouraged by the rising global bio-manufacturing capacity demand ,” said Khushbu Jain, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “M2 has built upon the current process development facility by adding six new cell culture (upstream) suites, and all single-use stirred-tank bioreactors.”
Meanwhile, the company’s San Diego facility in the United States (US) has a team that engages early with clients and communicates with pharmaceutical partners in Europe, the US, and the rest of the Western market. MabPlex’s services cover the entire spectrum—from gene sequencing to cell line development, process characterization, conjugation optimization to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) clinical and commercial manufacturing of final drug product for biopharmaceutical companies. The San Diego facility currently has a scale-up capacity of up to 200 liters and provides an exceptional integrated solution supporting cell-line development, upstream and downstream process development, ADC, analytical testing, and formulation development.
MabPlex’s solution minimizes external touch-points and facilitates timely interfacility communication. A unified supply chain ensures efficiencies across the board, allowing MabPlex to save scheduling and testing time, eliminate rescheduling due to supply chain delays, limit inventory and logistical management concerns, and reduce product transfer related risks. These enhanced efficiencies lower the company’s overhead costs, which gives it one of the most competitive pricing models in the industry.
“MabPlex’s technology enables consistent drug-to-antibody-ratio for each manufacturing lot,” noted Jain. “In the US, its focus is on ADC pipeline growth, client engagement, and co-development partnerships specializing in ADC development. Overall, its ability to deliver quality manufacturing services while lowering time to market makes it the partner of choice for ADC development.”
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