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Porton Biopharma Ltd

Salisbury, United Kingdom

Contact Details

Porton Biopharma Ltd
Manor Farm Road
Porton Down

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Phone number: +44 198 061 2100
Fax number: +44 198 061 2500
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Company Profile

Porton Biopharma Ltd (PBL) is a new private limited company wholly owned by the UK Secretary of State for Health which contains the development and Production functions previously part of Public Health England. PBL developed and manufactures erwinaze, used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and licensed internationally through regulatory authorities including the US' FDA. PBL also manufactures the UK’s anthrax vaccine, a key bio-defence medical countermeasure.

PBL has over 50 years’ experience working with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare sectors of industry. It has particular expertise in taking concepts from the research laboratory and advancing them through the various stages of scale-up and process development to the production of clinical grade material suitable for Phase I and II clinical trial. This includes both native and recombinant therapeutic proteins and the development of vaccines.

PBL’s Development group provides the full range of services including development and scale-up, product characterisation, analytical development, qualification and validation and process troubleshooting.

Having developed its own products for many decades and worked with a wide range of customers, PBL now has a wealth of experience that can be applied including flexible project management to aid clients at all stages of the development pathway.

Status: Private limited company
Date established: 2014
Number of local staff: 300
Additional services

• Microbial fermentation

• Process development and design of experiments

• Scale-up

• Product characterisation

• Analytical development services

• Process and analytical validation

• Vaccines

• Therapeutics

• High containment capabilities

• Bio-defence, bio-safety and bio-security

• GMP and Regulatory submissions and advice

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