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July 26, 2022

Offering ideal handling viscosity with added confidence from rigorous testing procedures

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 26, 2022-- FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the innovation, development, and manufacture of cell culture media and assisted reproductive technologies (ART), today announced the launch of its Heavy Oil for Embryo Culture, a sterile mineral oil with an optimal weight viscosity that provides the ideal balance between ease of use and protection.

June 30, 2022

TOKYO - FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) today announced the investment of USD 1.6 billion to enhance and expand the cell culture manufacturing services of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, and world-leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). This investment will enhance FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ sites in Hillerød, Denmark, and Texas in the United States. 

June 29, 2022

Annual program aims to advance translational medical science research and education

June 22, 2022

The Company looks to expand the use of AI in efforts to improve IVF success

June 14, 2022

Fujifilm-sponsored educational session to spotlight microbiome therapeutics development innovation

Cambridge, Mass. – Fujifilm Life Sciences, a portfolio of companies with comprehensive solutions ranging from Bio CDMO services to drug development support, and including induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), cell culture media, and reagents, today announced that it will have a unified presence at BIO2022 (June 13-16) at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

May 31, 2022

TOKYO ― FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) today announced that it has begun implementation of a phase 2a study in the U.S. to evaluate safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of FF-10832, a liposomal drug candidate, in combination therapy with Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., U.S.A.’s anti-PD-1 therapy KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) for patients with advanced solid tumors.

May 24, 2022

Leverages iPSCs derived from participants in The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research’s landmark study, PPMI

April 12, 2022

Philadelphia, PA and College Station, TX - Chimeron Bio, an RNA company developing self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) vaccines and therapeutics designed on its proprietary ChaESAR™ RNA delivery platform, today announced it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with experience in the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals and viral gene therapies, to advance the Company’s Oncology portfolio

April 4, 2022

Facility acquisition includes 134 employees in manufacturing and quality positions

March 28, 2022

TOKYO – FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) today announced that FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of serum-free and chemically defined cell culture media for life science research, bioproduction, and cell therapy manufacturing, completed the acquisition of Shenandoah Biotechnology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of recombinant proteins. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

March 22, 2022

Acquisition offers customers worldwide a single point of access for cGMP cell culture solutions for biopharmaceuticals, and cell and gene therapies

March 17, 2022

Research Triangle Park, N.C., – FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world-leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with experience in the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals and viral gene therapies, today announces a $200,000 contribution to the Wake Tech Foundation to establish the FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Early College Suite.

March 10, 2022

New licensing agreement will deliver luminescent reporter technology into iPSCs

February 10, 2022

TOKYO – FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) announces the launch of its life sciences strategic investment fund managed by the Life Sciences Corporate Venture Capital (LS-CVC), a newly established group within the Fujifilm’s Life Sciences Strategy Headquarters in Tokyo. Fujifilm is initially investing 7B¥ (about 60 million USD ) to start the fund, targeting cutting-edge biotechnology primarily through partnerships with early-stage companies around the world.

January 26, 2022

TOKYO, — FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a cell therapy manufacturing facility from Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRA) for USD 100 million. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, the facility is readily expandable with the flexibility to produce both clinical and commercial cell therapies including allogeneic T-cell and CAR T immunotherapies.

January 6, 2022

MADISON, Wis., and SAN – FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc., a leading global developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technologies, and PhenoVista Biosciences (PhenoVista), a top provider of custom imaging-based phenotypic assay services, today announce a strategic alliance to improve the drug discovery process, by using iPSCs in screening.

January 5, 2022

Expands the sites’ Process Development, Process Characterization and Analytical Services and adds approximately 145 skilled positions by 2024

December 20, 2021

Fujifilm Also Congratulates the 2021 Fellowship Recipients

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation (Fujifilm), today announced that it has renewed its commitment to the Fujifilm Fellowship fund at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to advance education and research in the field of translational medicine, the process of applying basic research in the laboratory for new therapeutic development. The gift will support up to 8 additional Ph.D. candidates at HMS through 2024.

December 14, 2021

The Texas site is the largest single-use CDMO production campus in North America

Adds approximately 150 skilled positions to the site by 2024 and is supported by the State of Texas through a $1.5 million Enterprise Fund Award
 

December 8, 2021

-Expanding cell culture media production capacity to meet the increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals

-Enhancing global production structure with modern manufacturing sites in Japan, the U.S. and Europe

December 2, 2021

BILLINGHAM, UK, ― FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) for biologics, viral vaccines and viral vectors, has confirmed a £400 million planned investment package at its UK facility in Billingham, Teesside. This investment package more than doubles the site’s existing development and manufacturing footprint, creating the largest multi-modal biopharmaceutical manufacturing site in the United Kingdom1 and is expected to create up to 350 highly-skilled jobs.

December 1, 2021

New center brings local cell culture media optimization support for vaccines, advanced therapies, and biotherapeutic drug development

SANTA ANA, California: FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of serum-free and chemically defined cell culture media for bioproduction and cell therapy manufacturing, today announced the establishment of an Innovation and Collaboration Center in Suzhou New District, China.

October 14, 2021

The new, state-of-the-art facility will be located in Holly Springs, North Carolina

September 29, 2021

New European hub in Tilburg, the Netherlands, scheduled to open late 2021
 

May 17, 2021

Cambridge, Mass., and Madison, Wis. – BlueRock Therapeutics LP, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Bayer AG, FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc.

May 11, 2021

Innovation and growth remain a priority to support customers and COVID-19 initiatives

SANTA ANA, California - FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. is celebrating its 50th year of providing innovative cell culture media products and services. Since its formation, the Company has established a reputation as an innovator and leader in providing cell culture solutions for the Life Science and Medical markets.

March 18, 2021

Fujifilm to invest $2 Billion and create 725 jobs with its new state-of-the-art large-scale cell culture manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, North Carolina

TOKYO ― FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the selection of Holly Springs, North Carolina as the location for its new large-scale cell culture production site in the United States.

March 17, 2021

MADISON, Wis. and SEATTLE - FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc., a leading global developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) technologies, and Sana Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: SANA), a company focused on creating and delivering engineered cells as medicines, announced today that Sana has been granted a non-exclusive right to use FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics’ iPSC platform for the development of commercial cell therapies.

March 16, 2021

Signing a business partnership agreement on the contract development and manufacturing of regenerative medicine products

TOKYO – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announces that it signed an agreement today to invest 100 million yen into a biotech venture, Cuorips Inc. through underwriting its third-party allocation of shares. Cuorips is a biotech venture for developing and commercializing iPSC-based treatment for heart failure.

January 14, 2021
TOKYO – FUJIFILM Corporation (COO: Kenji Sukeno) and the Center for Advanced Biological Innovation and Manufacturing (CABIM), today announced that it has secured $76 million in financing and signed a lease for a 40,000 square-foot site in Watertown, Massachusetts at The Arsenal on the Charles, owned and operated by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. The Center will advance research and development in cell and gene therapy, gene editing, immunotherapy, and biotechnology.
January 7, 2021

End-to-End Single-Site Solution from Drug Substances to Fill-Finish & Packaging

TOKYO ― FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is making an investment of more than 200 Billion yen (2 Billion USD) to establish a new large-scale cell culture production site in the United States to accelerate the growth of its biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing business (CDMO).

January 4, 2021

Billingham, United Kingdom – FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, is pleased to share that Steve Bagshaw, non-executive chairman of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, has been awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to the U.K. Manufacturing and Biotechnology Sector in the New Years Honors List 2021.

January 4, 2021

Establishing a presence in Massachusetts within the academia and pharma communities to perform cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of advanced therapies.

October 27, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, Mass - FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation (Fujifilm), announced that five new recipients have been awarded the Fujifilm Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since its launch in 2019, the program has provided 11 fellowships for Ph.D. students who are enrolled at HMS, and focused on translational medicine, the process of applying basic research in the laboratory for new therapeutic development.

October 22, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada) has announced that the company has partnered with Chinese pharmaceutical company Carelink Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Carelink”) in deploying anti-influenza drug Avigan® Tablets (generic name: favipiravir,“Avigan”) in China. Going forward, through a future application and approval of Avigan for imported drug registration, to be submitted by Carelink, FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical aims to introduce Avigan to the Chinese market.

October 16, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada; hereinafter “FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical”) has announced that the company filed an Application for Partial Changes to manufacturing and marketing approval matters of its anti-influenza drug Avigan® Tablet (generic name: favipiravir,”Avigan”) to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan. The filing seeks to add an indication and other items relating to novel coronavirus infections (hereinafter “COVID-19”).

October 8, 2020

HILLERØD, Denmark - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for biologics, viral vaccines and viral vectors, today announced that it will manufacture Eli Lilly and Company’s COVID-19 therapeutic antibody at its GMP1 facility in Hillerød, Denmark, deploying capacity reserved for the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator.

October 8, 2020

MILAN (Italy) and MADISON (Wis., USA) – Axxam S.p.A., a leading provider of integrated drug discovery services across life sciences industries, and FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) models and therapies, announce a strategic alliance to improve the drug discovery process.

October 7, 2020

TOKYO - FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is expanding its gene therapy offering, with the addition of viral vector process development and GMP1  manufacturing services at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ in the North East of the United Kingdom (UK). 

October 1, 2020

-Process development and manufacture of formulations using lipid nanoparticles Drug Delivery System technology-

TOKYO—FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announces the conclusion of a manufacturing contract agreement with biotechnology company, VLP Therapeutics Japan LLC (Representative Executor: Wataru Akahata, hereinafter “VLP Therapeutics”) regarding COVID-19 vaccine formulation developed by VLP Therapeutics.

September 29, 2020

LONDON and TOKYO ― Centus Biotherapeutics Ltd., a joint venture between Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co., Ltd. and AstraZeneca, today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted the marketing authorization for Equidacent® (Product Code: FKB238), the company’s biosimilar to Avastin® (bevacizumab).

September 23, 2020

TOKYO — FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Junji Okada; hereinafter “FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical”) has announced today that primary endpoint has been met in phase III clinical trial of “Avigan Tablet” (generic name: favipiravir, “Avigan”) conducted in Japan for patients with novel coronavirus infections (hereinafter “COVID-19”). The efficacy primary endpoint is time to negative conversion of detectable SARS-CoV 2 viral RNA in the RT-PCR assays, and to alleviation of symptoms (body temperature, oxygen saturation and chest images).