Agarose Bead Technologies Triples its Production Capacity With Major Manufacturing Expansion

Agarose Bead Technologies (ABT) plans a major expansion of its manufacturing capabilities, tripling its production capacity to meet the global demand for agarose resins. With this significant investment, the company will be able to manufacture and deliver continuous supply of high-quality agarose resins to develop and implement cost-effective, robust, and scalable production processes supporting novel therapies worldwide, including the mRNA based Covid-19 vaccines.

Facilitated by emerging, current, and future requirements of the bioprocess industry, ABT is tripling its current agarose resins production capacities. The expansion plan includes new facilities of more than 1000 sqm, where new process analytical tools (PAT) will be implemented to improve process robustness, accelerate scale-up to commercial production and drive more efficient use of resources, making this location a pioneer manufacturing site worldwide. The installation of new Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliant large-capacity bioreactors, for the manufacture of functionalized and non-functionalized agarose resins, will enable ABT to ensure security of supply.

“Our culture of innovation and reputation for manufacturing excellence ensures our rapid growth to better serve the bioprocess industry,” highlights Carolina Egea, ABT’s General Manager. “As the pharmaceutical industry becomes increasingly focused on large molecule biologics, vaccines, and purification and immobilization of biomolecules, ABT continues to increase its production capabilities to establish and ensure the global supply of raw material for the production processes of new emerging therapies.”

With the operational excellence achieved by adhering to continuous improvement of the internal processes, these new facilities will also have new quality control laboratories, as well as a filling and packaging space. In addition, ABT will also expand its three independent warehouses located in the US and Spain, ensuring uninterrupted supply and availability of the product, regardless of any adverse circumstances that may arise.

“When completed in 2023 this pioneering production center in Bioseparations with continuous manufacturing capacity and improved scalability will facilitate time to market, while lowering capital and operating costs, meeting our commitment to satisfy global demand,” explains Carolina Egea. Adding that this major expansion along with a new website and a completely renewed corporate image, as fresh and minimalist, coincides with the company’s strategy of positioning itself as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agarose resins in the coming years.

Agarose Bead Technologies (ABT) is a premier manufacturer of high-quality agarose resins with locations in the US and Europe. The agarose resins, manufactured under a rigorous quality management system (QMS), are used in chromatographic purification, separation, or immobilization processes of biomolecules including proteins, antibodies, enzymes, and oligonucleotides in discovery, development, and cGMP production of biopharmaceuticals. Our custom products are made in compliance with client specifications in large scale – a unique capability in the industry. ABT is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with cGMP facilities operated by experts with in-depth knowledge of agarose. Our expanding and growing global capabilities enable us to offer novel chromatography resins to meet the evolving needs of the biopharmaceutical Industry. For more information, visit