Celerion Expands Belfast Facility with Containment Room to Enable Live Biologics and Vaccine Studies

June 5, 2013

Company News Release

Celerion

, announces the addition of a Containment Room at the Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK facility. The new Containment Room will allow Celerion to develop programs that require studies utilizing biologics, as well as vaccines with primary and secondary containment.

The Containment Room is a modular facility comprising a negative pressure processing room which houses a Biosafety Level (BSL-2) cabinet. The addition of the Containment Room further enhances the current GMP licensed site by enabling the processing of live class 2 and class 3 biological products.

“The addition of the Containment Room, coupled with our ability in the Belfast clinic to recruit large numbers of study participants, places Celerion in a strong position to conduct studies requiring biologics and vaccines, “ said

Phil Bach

, Vice President of Global Clinical Research at Celerion. “Celerion’s facility in Belfast continues to go from strength to strength. This announcement builds on the recent addition of the

Bronchoscopy Suite

and expansion of our services in the respiratory therapeutic area. The Belfast clinic is widely recognized as the

Respiratory Centre of Excellence

with experience in asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and bronchiectasis clinical research.”

Celerion’s facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK also has extensive early stage clinical capabilities based on First-In-Human experience with both NCEs and biologics, as well as bioequivalence, biosimilars, obesity, ophthalmic and gastro-intestinal studies.