May 13, 2022

Akron Bio Expands Commercialization of Advanced Gene Therapy and Vaccine Production with New Manufacturing Facility

SARASOTA, Florida–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Akron Organica leading developer and manufacturer of critical building blocks used by biopharma to produce advanced therapies for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, today launched a new manufacturing cGMP plasmid DNA (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) state-of-the-art facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Akron Bio’s facility in Sarasota will meet the critical demands of the rapidly growing gene therapy and vaccine markets by supplying plasmid DNA, an important ancillary material used in the manufacture of advanced therapies. The new site will support a growing clinical development pipeline by relieving and securing industry supply. Akron Bio continues to set industry standards, working with global standards organizations and therapeutics suppliers, to ensure the consistency, efficacy and safety of these advanced therapies.

“At Akron Bio, we are very excited about the lasting impact that cell and gene therapies and vaccine treatments have on the lives of patients,” said Robert Wedinger, CEO of Akron Bio. “This new facility will allow us to continue to drive the industry forward, while ensuring the highest quality and safety standards.”

Akron Bio chose Manatee County for its new facility location due to the rapid emergence of the biomedical center in the area as well as local and state government support. As part of its expansion, Akron Bio will double its Sarasota workforce to more than 100 by the end of 2022, with plans to expand in the future to meet growing customer demand.

“We are thrilled that Akron Bio has continued to demonstrate its commitment to Florida by developing a biomanufacturing workforce in Sarasota, establishing Florida’s position at the forefront of the bioscience industry. life,” said Nancy Bryan, President and CEO, BioFlorida.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Akron Bio’s mission is to drive the development of advanced therapies through the manufacture and commercialization of high-quality, well-researched ancillary materials. The new Sarasota facility will expand the footprint of innovation and biomanufacturing in the region, resulting in the acceleration of safer and more consistent therapeutic breakthroughs.

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About Akron Bio

Akron Bio is a leading materials manufacturer and service provider to the regenerative medicine industry. Akron’s Boca facility is ISO 13485 certified and operates in accordance with cGMP guidelines and international standards, Akron Bio operates over 100,000 square feet of development and manufacturing capacity to provide developers of advanced therapies the scale, the compliance and regulatory support needed to drive new treatments from discovery to commercialization. For more information, please visit