TOKYO, 3 October 2016 – To help meet increasing demand for cell and gene therapy clinical trial support around the globe, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced the expansion of its Fisher BioServices cryogenic service capabilities in Japan. This expansion enables its customers to seamlessly conduct clinical trials across multiple geographies and provides patients around the world with access to life changing therapies. As a leading service provider to the cell and gene therapy community, Fisher BioServices is uniquely positioned with the experience, resources, and global expertise to support its customers on their path towards commercialization.
The facility in Tokyo was expanded to include cryogenic storage and logistics by utilizing a combination of proven components and validated procedures developed with years of experience in the cell and gene therapy business. The new modules within this facility allow Fisher BioServices to configure and replicate each site to meet the specific requirements of individual clinical trials with minimal variation, regardless of volume or geographic location. The facility is also supported by a global comprehensive and integrated Quality System based on regulatory requirements, industry best practices and trained personnel.
“Japan is an increasingly important market for cell and gene therapy companies conducting clinical trials,” said Dennis Barger, Fisher BioServices vice president and general manager. “The addition of cryogenic services to this facility in Japan, combined with our existing capabilities in Europe and the US, enables us to seamlessly support our customers’ global trials as they develop and commercialize their therapies.”