Catalent Biologics announces completion of US$30M project at its facility in Limoges, France, to transform into a European center of excellence for biopharmaceutical development

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SOMERSET, New Jersey , March 16, 2022 (press release) –

Catalent, the global leader in enabling biopharma, cell, gene, and consumer health partners to optimize development, launch, and supply of better patient treatments across multiple modalities, today announced the completion of a $30 million (€27 million) project at its facility in Limoges, France, to transform the site into a European center of excellence for biopharmaceutical development, drug product fill/finish services, and packaging. The site will further expand Catalent Biologics’ global network, with early phase integrated clinical development through to clinical supply services and small-scale commercial manufacturing, allowing seamless tech transfer of projects as they progress to late-stage and larger-scale commercial supply from other Catalent manufacturing facilities in Europe and North America.

The project has seen a complete modernization of the Limoges site, to handle large molecule programs, with additional capacity for small molecule injectable dosage form development. A new small-to-mid-scale flexible filling line has been installed, capable of handling vials, syringes or cartridges under barrier isolator technology, and enhancements have been made to analytical and quality control laboratories, supporting clinical packaging, cold storage, and regulatory capabilities. It is envisaged that the expansion will create up to 80 additional jobs at the site.

“This investment has transformed the Limoges site into a world-class facility to support the development of early phase and small-scale commercial biologic drugs, and offers customers integrated services to accelerate programs towards and through the clinic, and ultimately to market. Even prior to completion, multiple clinical and commercial customers have already signed contracts for programs to be undertaken at the site,” commented Mike Riley, Catalent’s President, Biotherapeutics. “Limoges will now work closely with other Catalent facilities in Europe and the U.S. to provide globally integrated solutions for a range of therapies.”

With over 40 years of experience and expertise in supplying life-saving injectable medicines, Catalent Biologics’ approximately 56,000 square-foot (5,200 square-meter) Limoges site currently employs over 170 staff.

Catalent Biologics is a global leader in development, manufacturing and analytical services for new biological entities, cell and gene therapies, biosimilars, sterile injectables, and antibody-drug conjugates. With over 30 years of proven expertise, Catalent Biologics has worked with 600+ mAbs and 80+ proteins, produced 16 biopharmaceutical drugs using GPEx® cell line development technology, and manufactured 45+ commercially approved products. Catalent Cell & Gene Therapy, a unit of Catalent Biologics, is an industry-leading technology, development and manufacturing partner for advanced therapeutics. Its comprehensive cell therapy portfolio includes a wide range of expertise across a variety of cell types including CAR-T, TCR, TILs, NKs, iPSCs, and MSCs. With deep expertise in viral vector development, scale-up and manufacturing for gene therapies, Catalent is a full-service partner for plasmid DNA, adeno-associated viral (AAV), lentiviral and other viral vectors, oncolytic viruses, and live virus vaccines. For more information, visit

Catalent is the global leader in enabling pharma, biotech, and consumer health partners to optimize product development, launch, and full life-cycle supply for patients around the world. With broad and deep scale and expertise in development sciences, delivery technologies, and multi-modality manufacturing, Catalent is a preferred industry partner for personalized medicines, consumer health brand extensions, and blockbuster drugs. Catalent helps accelerate over 1,000 partner programs and launch over 150 new products every year. Its flexible manufacturing platforms at over 50 global sites supply over 70 billion doses of more than 7,000 products annually. Catalent’s expert workforce exceeds 18,000, including more than 2,500 scientists and technicians. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, the company generated $4 billion in revenue in its 2021 fiscal year. For more information, visit

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