Asahi Glass announces that it has acquired all of the shares of Biomeva GmbH (Biomeva) from Biomeva Holding GmbH. Biomeva is one of the leading biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) in Europe.
With Biomeva now a part of the AGC Group, AGC’s Life Science Business will be offering wider geographic coverage and a wider range of capacities.
Based in the Bio Cluster City of Heidelberg, Germany, Biomeva has almost 25 years of experience in providing contract development and manufacturing services using microbial expression technology to European and other International customers. Biomeva’s services include process development for highly efficient therapeutic protein expression, cGMP compliant fermentation, purification and bulk filling, as well as analytical testing and cell banking.
Dr. Thomas Pultar, CEO of Biomeva says “By combining Biomeva’s capabilities and AGC’s large scale manufacturing capacities we will generate a new and strong international microbial CMO, offering the complete services from process development to large scale market supply. To me, this is a perfect synergy between Biomeva’s strength in clinical manufacturing and AGC’s expertise and capacity for commercial production. I look forward to continuing my role as CEO of Biomeva under this new ownership.”
Under the management policy AGC plus, the AGC Group has designated Life Science Business as one of its strategic areas. The synergy generated through the business integration of AGC and Biomeva being an important addition, the AGC Group is dedicated to speeding up and expanding its biopharmaceutical contract services business.
By Mary Page Bailey
Source: Chemical Engineering
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?