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Lonza awarded ‘Potent Compound Safety Certification’

By Gerald Ondrey |

Lonza Group Ltd.’s (Basel, Switzerland; www.lonza.com) facility for antibody drug conjugates (ADC) in Visp, Switzerland, was recently certified by SafeBridge Consultants, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.; www.safebridge.com) as competent and proficient in the safe handling of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs). The new state-of-the-art plant, which came on stream in 2008, is the first in continental Europe to meet the criteria established under the SafeBridge program for “Potent Compound Safety Certification.” “The SafeBridge certification shows our advanced capabilities and experience in safely and effectively producing antibody drug conjugates”, said Uwe H. Böhlke, head of Lonza Exclusive Synthesis. “As a leader in both antibody production and advanced chemical synthesis, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the highest level of quality in this challenging new field of pharmaceuticals.” Lonza’s experience with antibody drug conjugates goes back to early 2006. Today, the custom manufacturer has the expertise, procedures and equipment to produce conjugates in milligram to multiple kilogram quantities per batch for both clinical and commercial supply. Additionally,…
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