In the week of March 18, 2012, Avance Biosciences entered a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with a global leader in custom biologics manufacturing.  Based on this agreement, Avance Biosciences will  provide its GMP level Cell Bank Characterization services, including DNA Sequencing, qPCR, Southern blot and other molecular biological methods, to characterize the Master Cell Bank (MCB), Working Cell Bank (WCB), and End of Production Cells (EOPC) submitted by the client.

“This is the first such agreement that we have signed with a key global biologics manufacturer”, said Dr. Xuening (James) Huang, Co-founder and general manager of Avance Biosciences Inc. “We expect more such agreements to be signed in the next few months as we continue our discussions with other pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies to establish preferred vendor status for their cell bank characterization needs.”

“The efforts we have made to establish an industry-leading quality system started to pay dividends the beginning of this year when we began our marketing push for our GMP Cell Bank Characterization services”, stated Dr. David Wall, Vice President of Quality of Avance Biosciences.  “In the past several months, our Quality Unit has received a significantly increased number of inquiries from potential clients regarding our quality system.  We are happy that the feedback we received is nothing but positive, which is very encouraging”.

Avance Biosciences Inc. is a leading company offering GMP level DNA Sequencing, qPCR, and other molecular biological services to support GMP biomanufacturing, preclinical studies, clinical trials, and basic biological research.  The company is located at 9770 W. Little York Rd., Houston, TX 77040.  For more information, please email info@avancebio.com or call 713-849-3380.