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We are pleased to announce that GeneDesign, Inc. has joined the global Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services organization. GeneDesign, a wholly owned Ajinomoto company, provides high quality and scalable custom oligonucleotides for the biopharmaceutical industry. The integration of GeneDesign’s services offerings with Aji Bio-Pharma’s small and large molecule capabilities in the US, Belgium and India strengthens the organization’s commitment to its customers to be a leading global CDMO with comprehensive capabilities.

In addition, on April 5th, the company celebrated the grand opening of an approximately 2000 m2 building, expanding oligonucleotide synthesis and supply capabilities (µg to 10 kg) to support customer needs. The new development center, located on the Osaka campus. provides a Class 100,000 clean area for cGMP manufacturing of oligonucleotide APIs, a multipurpose room to custom synthesize heavily modified oligonucleotides, and the world’s largest solid phase oligonucleotide synthesizer, OligoProcess, the first of this type of machine to be installed in Japan. The development center also houses process development labs to support manufacturing activities and R&D labs for the development of novel oligonucleotide manufacturing technologies.