Worldwide OEM supply agreement
Sartorius Stedim Biotech and GE Healthcare sign worldwide OEM supply agreement
Expands GE’s start-to-finish offering for cost efficient manufacture of biopharmaceuticals | Increases global access to SSB’s innovative purification technology
Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a leading international supplier for the biopharmaceutical industries and GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business, a provider of start-to-finish enterprise solutions, technologies and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, today announced they have entered into a worldwide OEM supply agreement for Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s innovative membrane adsorber purification technology, Sartobind™. Under the terms of the agreement, SSB will manufacture membrane adsorber technologies for GE which will be marketed as part of GE’s ReadyToProcess™ product offerings. Membrane adsorber ion-exchange technology is widely used in the industry for the removal of contaminants such as endotoxins and viruses during the production of protein-based drugs, and can offer manufacturers advantages compared to other techniques. Financial terms were not disclosed.