Richmond, VA, December 10, 2020 – AdvanceTEC, the leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration, today announced that the company has completed another design build cleanroom and process infrastructure project for KBI Biopharma at its Durham, NC headquarters. KBI Biopharma is a leading biopharmaceutical contract services organization providing fully integrated, accelerated drug development and biomanufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies globally. As a part of this project, AdvanceTEC was responsible for addressing capacity, technology and facility expansion as well as upgrading cell and gene therapy production infrastructure.
KBI Biopharma selected AdvanceTEC for this critical project based on the company’s demonstrated ability to successfully execute fast-track projects and its experience providing advanced cleanrooms for biotechnology clients. Key to delivering the project was AdvanceTEC’s “Cleanroom IP” platform, which leverages an experienced, in house team with proprietary algorithmic technology, and harnesses digital field scanning, 3D BIM / VDC modeling, laser field layout, off-site fabrication and JIT on-site integration for a robust concept to commissioning delivery.
“AdvanceTEC is honored once again to work with KBI Biopharma, a pioneer in single-use and gene therapy technologies,” noted Bryan Phelan, AdvanceTEC managing partner and director of customers. “Leaders like KBI understand what it takes to stay ahead in a competitive, technology-driven marketplace. To enable their innovations requires AdvanceTEC to stay one step ahead, pushing ourselves to continually improve our knowledge, leadership, capabilities and technologies to deliver successful fast-track projects.”
Phelan continued, “With this expansion and utility improvements came a massive coordination effort to ensure there was no disruption in KBI’s current operations. Understanding KBI’s needs, we adjusted our workflow to be efficient as possible with our construction team working between process runs and scheduled outages. And then COVID-19 hit and we had to make the necessary changes to keep the project on track. Working together with KBI we adapted, including moving 100 percent of the work to a night shift to improve safety while maintaining the integrity of KBI’s operations and personnel. Through our coordination and outside the box thinking, we were able to hit our original committed dates for turn-over and validation of this high-performance cleanroom.”
About KBI Biopharma (from kbibiopharma.com)
KBI Biopharma is an award-winning biopharmaceutical contract services organization providing fully integrated, accelerated drug development and biomanufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies globally. With each of their 300+ client partners, they have worked closely to personalize and rapidly accelerate their drug development programs. Built upon a foundation of world class analytical capabilities, they deliver efficient process development and clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing services for mammalian, microbial, and cell therapy programs. They have locations in Durham and Research Triangle Park (NC), Boulder and Louisville (CO), The Woodlands (TX), San Diego (CA), and Leuven, Belgium. For more information, please visit kbibiopharma.com.
AdvanceTEC is the leader in cleanroom design, construction and mission critical process integration serving clients in Biotech, Nanotech and Cleantech industries. Since its founding in 2000, AdvanceTEC has successfully constructed facilities for research, pilot production and high-volume manufacturing applications. The company works with leading technology companies, construction managers, architectural engineering firms to construct state-of-the-art cleanrooms to enable tomorrow’s technology. Its expertise is turn-key design/build projects, where performance, schedule, cost and safety are critical. For more information, please visit www.AdvanceTECLLC.com.