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SEM Genopole is at your service for all types of scientific activity

We have been supporting biotech projects for 17 years, working within specific and technical constraints as well as strict regulations.

SEM Genopole has tailored its portfolio, premises, and organization to meet the needs of companies based at the Genopole Biocluster.

This has enabled SEM Genopole to offer its clients a wide range of skills and experience to support their projects.

Sector : Industrial biotechnology and biomanufacturing

Type of organization : Company

Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons.

Activity

The Company initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into gasoline, kerosene, cosmetic ingredients, plastics and elastomers.

Global Bioenergies continues to improve the performance of its process, to operate its demo plant in Germany, and to prepare the first full-scale plant through a joint venture with Cristal Union, named IBN-One.  Global Bioenergies is listed on Euronext Growth in Paris (FR0011052257 – ALGBE).

9

employees

22,800 sq ft

of space

« Being based at the Genopole Biocluster has enabled us to grow steadily and develop our business on one site, in a secure and scientific environment. »

They have chosen the offer Real estate platform

Workspaces ready for use as offices, BSBSL1 laboratories, and BSBSL2 laboratories, with access to shared areas, equipment, and services.

How were we able to support their scientific activities ?

SEM Genopole provided 2,150 sq ft of fully equipped, fully operational custom office and laboratory space for Global Bioenergies.

This enabled Global Bioenergies to get up and running more quickly, while keeping real estate costs down and investing instead in its core business and projects.

The company now occupies around 23,600 sq ft of office and laboratory space.

Sector : Industrial biotechnology and biomanufacturing

Type of organization : Company

YposKesi is the leading developer and manufacturer of gene and cellular therapy products for rare diseases in France.

Founded in 2016 by AFM-Telethon and the SPI investment fund run by Bpifrance, this new company aims to make the first treatments commercially available at a fair and controlled price, in line with the public interest strategy set out by its founders.

Activity

YposKesi manufactures contract gene, cellular and tissue therapy products (preclinical and clinical batches).

The company has developed innovative production and quality control methods in the field of gene, cellular and tissue therapy.

Yposkesi is planning to invest in two more buildings as part of its strategy to expand its production capabilities :

– A dedicated building for cellular/tissue therapy and ex-vivo gene therapy (preclinical and clinical batches in 2018)

– A building for large-scale commercial production of gene and cellular/tissue therapy products in 2021

145

employees

8,600 sq ft

of space

« Our premises in Building 7 offered us an infrastructure with various features and services that allowed us to set up our teams in no time, in line with our strategy. »

They have chosen the offer Custom Solutions

Pre-fitted space in laboratory and office configurations to get your company up and running sooner, start producing results more quickly, and keep installation costs down.

How were we able to support their scientific activities ?

YposKesi was able to take advantage of SEM Genopole’s complete range of real estate resources.

The company chose Building 7, which offers shared equipment and services managed by SEM Genopole. It also made some specific alterations to fit the premises to their needs.

YposKesi has also taken advantage of SEM Genopole’s land and custom solutions as part of its development.

Sector : Services

Type of organization : Company

New England Biolabs manufactures and distributes reagents for academic and industrial research in life sciences. NEB offers contract products for the discovery of new drugs as well as molecular diagnostics.

Activity

Originally a co-operative laboratory of experienced scientists founded in the 1970s, New England Biolabs (NEB) is a private American company based in Ipswich, Massachusetts. NEB has 8 subsidiaries including NEB France, which has been based at Genopole since May 2011.

NEB offers a large selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research and is working to expand its range for the following applications :

* High throughput sequencing (NGS) & Cancer HotSpot Panel

* Genome Editing

* Amplification (qPCR and RT-qPCR incl.)

*  DNA and RNA purification

* Manipulation of nucleic acids (cloning, site-directed mutagenesis)

* Proteomics

* Glycobiology

* Epigenetics

 

NEB can also customize and optimize product performance for use in different technological contexts, while also making them available to researchers in an array of packaging types thanks to a dedicated team in France, which can look into these options for customers. This is further enhanced by a team of project managers and operational experts based at NEB’s headquarters.

12

employees

1,870 sq ft

of space

« We were able to draw on SEM Genopole’s expertise and resources to plan and fit out our new space. »

They have chosen the offer Custom Solutions

Pre-fitted space in laboratory and office configurations to get your company up and running sooner, start producing results more quickly, and keep installation costs down.

How were we able to support their scientific activities ?

Having outgrown the company’s previous premises, New England Biolabs asked SEM Genopole to fit out and configure a new space that could accommodate them on the same site.

SEM Genopole set out a construction and development program and a construction schedule, which was approved by NEB. It then supervised and coordinated construction to ensure that the project stayed on schedule and within budget.

Custom solution

Pre-equipped private modules ready for scientific use (offices, BSL1 laboratories, and BSL2 laboratories). With optimized floor space and shared equipment that is managed and maintained for you.

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