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SAFC Launches New EX-CELL® Advanced™ Products for Scalable, Efficient Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

April 7, 2015 – Press Release

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced that SAFC® Commercial (www.sigma-aldrich.com/safc), the Company’s business unit providing products and services for use in regulated pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications, has launched the EX-CELL® Advanced™ product line. Designed to address the needs of an evolving industry where speed to market is paramount, the new product line provides for increased performance, streamlines regulatory compliance, and offers the supply chain security needed in today’s biopharmaceutical environment.

The first EX-CELL Advanced product is the high-performing batch media system developed for a range of widely used industrial CHO cell lines, including SAFC’s proprietary CHOZN® cell line. During rigorous testing, the EX-CELL Advanced CHO Fed-batch System outperformed other commercially available equivalents by displaying significantly higher titers. Robust scale up and effortless adaptation offers those in biopharmaceutical development the opportunity to get their process up and running quickly and efficiently. Protein quality, another vital consideration in the development process, remains uncompromised.

“At SAFC we recognize our customers’ needs are constantly changing”, said Deb Stutz, Director of Biopharm Marketing. “Our team has utilized unique expertise in raw material science, understanding of process knowledge and decades of experience in cGMP manufacturing in development of the new EX-CELL Advanced line. We are delighted to launch this product in response to market needs for new levels of speed and performance, while continuing to provide the confidence of a secure and transparent supply chain.”

EX-CELL Advanced products are available now as catalog products in a range of pack sizes. To learn more or to make a purchase inquiry about the EX-CELL Advanced CHO Fed-batch System, visit www.sigma-aldrich.com/CHOperformance.


About SAFC: SAFC Commercial, the custom manufacturing and services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, is recognized as a top 10 global specialty chemicals and biologics supplier. As a trusted manufacturer for the life science and high-technology industries, SAFC works closely with customers to resolve development challenges and accelerate the product pipeline using its global "Centers of Excellence" and dedicated manufacturing facilities. Its rich portfolio includes high-purity inorganic materials for high-technology applications, critical raw materials and extensive biologics safety testing services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and complex, high-potent APIs and key intermediates for pharmaceutical manufacturing. For more information, visit www.sigma-aldrich.com/safc.

About Sigma-Aldrich:  Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and Technology company focused human health and safety, manufactures and distributes 250,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products and 46,000 equipment products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets.  With three distinct business units - Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial - Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life.  The Company operates in 37 countries, has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.79 billion in 2014. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.

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