Specialty biotechnology and pharmaceutical organization Panthera BioSolutions has opened its pilot Good Manufacturing Practices facility in Fort Worth, offering bespoke manufacturing solutions for life sciences research and innovation.
Nearly 200 visitors were on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the new flagship manufacturing and training facility.
Local and state government representatives including Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, Fort Worth City Councilwoman Elizabeth Beck; as well as university leaders, industry executives, and innovators were in attendance for what officials hailed as “a transformative moment” for the region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing infrastructure, research and development, and workforce.
“This is definitely a very exciting time for Panthera BioSolutions,” co-founder Hardik Patel said in a statement. “We’re genuinely thrilled about serving as a hands-on training facility for existing professionals seeking continuing education as well as those with limited opportunities to pursue careers in this industry.”
Part of an emerging North Texas life sciences hub
Panthera said its new flagship manufacturing facility, located in the heart of the emerging North Texas life sciences hub, is uniquely positioned to deliver best-in-class services for innovators, startups and established companies alike.
Panthera BioSolutions was founded in October 2021 by industry professionals Patel and Jason Mastoris. The founders said it was created to address unmet needs by providing a comprehensive suite of specialty pharmaceutical R&D services that include manufacturing, packaging, product testing, warehousing, logistics and consulting.
Ready-to-use, leasable ‘cleanrooms’ in North Texas
Panthera said it will spearhead the introduction of ready-to-use, leasable “cleanrooms” in North Texas, spaces it said will empower local companies to innovate and seamlessly scale up to GMP standards to support clinical trial execution, while protecting intellectual property, reducing the burden of facility ownership/maintenance and optimizing costs.
“Panthera BioSolutions provides a collaborative playground for pharmaceutical development” Mastoris said in a statement. I look forward to helping our customers progress or accelerate their R&D efforts, enabling them to get their products into the hands of patients as quickly as possible.”
The company said its commitment to the regional life science ecosystem extends to nurturing the next generation of pharmaceutical professionals through on-site hands-on designated training space at their facility.
Along with training and upskilling for new and incumbent industry talent, Panthera said it will highlight sustainable career paths within the industry, making it a cornerstone in developing a robust, life science workforce for the future.
BioNTX Business Director Aaron BenComo, MD collaborated with Mastoris and Patel as the event’s emcee.
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