Carlsbad, California

Large Molecule & Biological Manufacturing

SAFC's Carlsbad is leader in the contract manufacturing of viral vaccines and gene therapy drug products. From pre-clinical development to manufacturing and fill/finish, SAFC is leading the field with over 12 years of experience. SAFC works closely with customers to develop and manufacture exciting new treatments for cancer, cardiovascular and central nervous system diseases.

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Core Technologies

  • Mammalian Cell Culture
  • High titer Viral manufacturing
  • Experience with all major viral systems (AV, RV, LV, AAV...)
  • All major bioreactor systems, including disposables

Core Competencies

  • cGMP Cell and Virus Banking
  • cGMP viral bulk drug substance manufacturing
  • Process development
  • cGMP Sterile fill/finish
  • Secure cGMP biostorage
  • Technology transfer

Capabilities/Equipment Overview

  • Biosafety Level 2 cGMP Facility
  • Separate area in facility for scale-up, process validation, Phase 3 trials and commercial launch
  • Unidirectional personnel and materials flow layout
  • Eight client-dedicated Class 10,000 (ISO 7) Clean Room suites
  • Single-pass air exhausted directly from clean rooms
  • Aseptic manipulations performed in Class 100 (ISO 5) Biosafety cabinets
  • Two dedicated Class 1,000 (ISO 6) Fill Suites
  • Highly-qualified process development teams focused on early-stage process optimization and scale up
  • Successful history of technology transfers for complex processes
  • Extensive QC and QA programs to support early-stage through commercial manufacturing

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Contact Facility

Facility Address:
6219 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009, USA
Tel: 760-710-6100
Fax: 760-918-0076

Certificates & Documents

Licensed by FDB (USA – California) for cGMP manufacturing of clinical biologic products

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