PPD forms Vaccines & Biologics Center of Excellence

PPD, Inc. announced the launch of PPD Vaccines & Biologics Center of Excellence, described as “a first-in-kind comprehensive network of integrated, world-class laboratory services focused specifically on vaccine and biologic drug development.” PPD said the Center significantly expands vaccine testing services PPD acquired from Merck in 2009. “With the industry’s largest collection of commercial vaccine assays and strong immunochemistry, cell culture and cGMP lab operations, PPD is the first CRO to offer the type of laboratory support that has the potential to bring significant efficiencies to the development of vaccines and biologics,” the company said.

Christine Dingivan, M.D., chief medical officer, PPD, commented, “With the industry’s largest collection of commercial vaccine assays and strong immunochemistry, cell culture and cGMP lab operations, PPD is the first CRO to offer the type of laboratory support that has the potential to bring significant efficiencies to the development of vaccines and biologics. The Vaccines & Biologics Center of Excellence provides the high quality scientific support our clients are seeking in a way that allows them to bypass costly capital and resource investments necessary to develop and maintain these capabilities internally.”

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