FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific – a manufacturer of cell culture media, reagents and medical devices, and a subsidiary of Japan-based Fujifilm – has opened a new production facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The new site will complement the company’s existing facilities in the US and Japan and operate as a hub for both European and global markets.

The company has implemented several sustainable initiatives at the plant in line with the Fujifilm Sustainability Value Plan 2030. These include working towards a carbon-neutral status, using wind energy for the manufacturing process and using sustainable technologies such as membrane bioreactors for waste water purification.

The 13,500m2 facility is located within Fujifilm’s existing production site in Tilburg. It will produce dry powder media, liquid media, buffers and water for injection.

In a press release, chief executive officer at Fujifilm Irvine Scientific Yutaka Yamaguchi commented: “We worked steadily to achieve milestones for construction, validation and commissioning of this manufacturing facility. Even with the global challenges faced in recent years, Fujifilm Irvine Scientific was determined to provide customers in Europe with local service that strengthens the supply chain and increases manufacturing capacity. It is extremely rewarding to see this commitment realised.”