Azzur Group, Moderna Expand Cleanroom Relationship – Contract Pharma

Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand (COD), an Azzur Group company, a provider of early-phase life sciences GxP manufacturing, is expanding its ongoing business relationship with Moderna TX, Inc.
 
Moderna and Azzur Group have worked together for more than six years in the Boston area, where Azzur has multiple COD facilities, full-scale GxP consulting and laboratory services. As part of the expanded relationship Moderna will become the anchor client in Azzur’s newest COD facility in Burlington, MA.

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Jason Ellow, Moderna’s Senior Director of Clinical Manufacturing, underscored the value of the expanded relationship with Azzur. “As Moderna grows at an accelerated pace, there is a clear need to expand our clinical manufacturing capacity.  Azzur’s Cleanrooms on Demand allows us to swiftly grow our footprint, alongside a partner that fully understands challenging timelines and the complexities of pharmaceutical manufacturing,” Ellow said. “Our relationship with Azzur over the years has been excellent and is one that Moderna is happy to expand upon. Cleanrooms on Demand will allow us to bring online new space, and let us focus on building our team, developing and improving our processes, and delivering product to the clinic.”
 
Ravi Samavedam, President and COO of Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand™, expressed his pride in the part that Azzur has played in Moderna’s growth. “There are innumerable details to ensuring a seamless experience for our clients, and our two organizations saw eye-to-eye from the start,” Samavedam said. “We are pleased to have played even a small part in Moderna’s historic growth, and we will continue that support as they develop more cutting-edge therapies far into the future.”
  
Azzur Cleanrooms on Demand has locations in Waltham, MA; Burlington, MA; and Vista, CA, with further expansion into the Raleigh, NC; San Francisco, CA; and Philadelphia, PA markets over the next 18 months.