IRBM S.p.A.

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ABOUT US

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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We are a leading-edge contract development & manufacturing organization.

Advaxia is trusted by transformative pharmaceutical companies throughout the world. We have developed and manufactured an Ebola Virus Vaccine for GlaxoSmithKline, served as a testing site for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, and produced COVID-19 clinical batches — and we continue to break new ground in the creation of adenovirus-based vaccines. 

Altogether, we have helped prepare regulatory dossiers for more than 50 pharmaceutical products, spanning a variety of regulatory authorities and government entities throughout the United States, Europe, ASIA and Canada.

We operate in full compliance with the guidelines of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the Italian National Regulatory Authority (AIFA). We are authorized for manufacturing and testing of investigational medicinal products and testing of human medicinal products (commercial AZD1222 vaccine). We are also ISO 14.001 and ISO 45.001 certified.

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We set industry standards in cGMP innovation and expertise.

Our elite team brings together decades of field experience in the manufacture of vaccines, generation of cell banks and virus banks. We have dedicated our lives to understanding human and non-human adenoviruses, which means we can deliver solutions tailor-made for each client’s unique requirements. Whether you’re looking for end-to-end support or just one standalone service, we’re fully equipped to handle all the following:

Our mission is to deliver tomorrow’s medicines — today.

Vaccine breakthroughs are our passion. A healthier world is our goal. We help our clients build that world by optimizing the quality and cost-effectiveness of every clinical lot we produce. From analytical method development to process validation, to in-process assay release setup and qualification and cell banking, we relentlessly pursue scientific excellence in adenoviral vaccine manufacturing, so you can run world-changing clinical trials.

We make our facility openly available to client audits, as well as to examinations by regulatory bodies, including local authorities — and our unique approach to flawless operation ensures that we pass every inspection, by incorporating all of the following:

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But above all, our industry-leading excellence rests on the shoulders of our team, whom we hold to elite cGMP standards encompassing product quality, purity, process efficiency and robustness. We recognize that patient safety comes first — and that requires state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a relentless striving for perfection across all areas of manufacturing and development. Our team members are equipped with decades of combined experience in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, and their collaboration continues to accelerate breakthrough achievements for our clients every day.

Our facility and team provide comprehensive support throughout production and development.

At our state-of-the-art facility on the IRBM campus outside Rome, we have set an unparalleled track record in clinical lot success: a full 100 percent of the batches we manufacture have been approved and released. 

Covering an area of 750 square meters, our cGMP manufacturing facility is divided into the following sections:

Our integrated controlled temperature unit storage system is monitored around the clock, and includes an ultra-low freezer system, vapor phase LN2 tanks, and multiple layers of emergency backup devices. We also maintain a manufacturing-dedicated warehouse area, and control access through a secure building management system (BMS) checkpoint.

These facilities enable our expert staff to deliver a full array of production services, including:

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Our process development team paves the way for successful GMP campaigns.

In addition to our primary GMP facility, we also maintain a separate 200-square-meter R&D/process development area, equipped with a full set of tools for executing development and engineering work packages, including the following components: