Cork, Ireland-based Zenith Technologies and GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business are to collaborate to support biopharmaceutical manufacturing deployment.
As part of the partnership, Zenith Technologies’ methodologies, systems and libraries will be offered as a service to GE Healthcare’s clients in bioprocessing. The aim is to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers increase productivity, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
The two companies will integrate process control systems, manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions and other technologies with GE Healthcare’s start-to-finish biopharmaceutical manufacturing solutions.
Jan Makela, General Manager at BioProcess GE Healthcare, said: 'The development of our KUBio modular manufacturing facilities and FlexFactory single-use manufacturing platform was fuelled by the need for customers to deploy biopharmaceutical manufacturing capacity more quickly and at a lower cost.
'Implementing these advanced technology platforms requires automation expertise for which we partner with a number of world class companies. With Zenith Technologies’ expertise in automation integration and customer support, we will be able to offer more choice to customers.'
Brendan O’Regan, founder at Zenith Technologies, added: 'This is a significant milestone in our development and ushers in a new era of opportunity for both companies.'