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Leanbio Invests €20 Million in Its GMP Biological Plant in Barcelona

According to the European Biotech index of Cphi, the largest pharmaceutical hub in the world, Barcelona is already the second best European location for investment in biotechnology, only behind London and very ahead of the traditionally thriving hubs of Berlin, Paris and the Swiss capitals. Leanbio’s plant will become a European reference and already has licensing agreements for biosimilars.




Leanbio, the company that provides comprehensive development and manufacturing services for biological products for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors added €20 million of investment to its plant, currently in construction, in Sant Quirze del Vallès (Barcelona), according to the company’s statement.

In its more than 3,500 square meters, the plant will house three production lines that will have the capacity to manufacture both recombinant proteins and antibodies in different expression systems, as well as plasmid DNA and messenger RNA for advanced therapies within the biopharmaceutical sector. In addition, it will include development laboratories, scaling areas, production and quality control pilot plants.

The infrastructure, which will be fully operational from 2025, will have three lines of action dedicated to working with mammalian cells, microbial cultures and molecules for gene therapy. In this way, Leanbio will have a boost for its growth as a developer of technology, processes and biological products for third parties.

In this direction, the company is based on the application of innovative technological platforms in order to develop and manufacture biological products from the initial states to the most advanced stages, covering all phases of its cycle.

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Leanbio hopes to have the infrastructure fully operational from 2025

Leanbio expands its production capacity in response to a growing demand for global projects to serve both multinationals and start ups< /span>. In this sense, the company already has agreements with global companies in the manufacture of innovative biologicals and biosimilars

According to the European Biotech index of Cphi, the largest pharmaceutical hub in the world, Barcelona is already the second best European location for investment in biotechnology, only behind London and very ahead of the traditionally thriving hubs of Berlin, Paris and the Swiss capitals.

In the same vein, according to a survey carried out by the same entity to executives of pharmaceutical companies around the world, the forecasts are that Barcelona will not only consolidate itself as the capital of southern Europe within the sector, but continues its rise as a biotechnology center of global importance.

This installation is the first of its kind in the technology hub of Barcelona and aims to cover a historical gap in the region’s sector, collaborating in the consolidation of the cluster as a pole for attracting biotechnological talent, research and investment.


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