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Frontage Doubles Bioanalytical Lab Capacity

September 29, 2015

Frontage Doubles Bioanalytical Lab Capacity

Frontage, a full service contract research organization (CRO) located in the USA and China, is pleased to announce the expansion of its bioanalytical laboratories to meet increased demand for its services from existing and new biopharmaceutical clients.

As one of the leading providers of bioanalytical services for small molecules, large molecules and biologics, including the bioanalysis of Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) by Mass Spectroscopy and Ligand Binding platforms, Frontage has completed an expansion of their Exton, PA operations. With an additional 10,000 square feet of laboratories, this expansion allows for the installation of 20 additional state-of-the-art mass spectrometers, including the SCIEX TripleTOF® 6600 System for the measurement of peptides, antibodies and ADCs, and four (4) SCIEX Triple Quad 6500 Systems, bringing the number of MS systems to more than 50 globally. Frontage’s expansion increases the site’s deep freezer capacity to thirty-two (32) -70 °C freezers, equipped with emergency backup power generation. The company also added laboratories that expand its Biologics service offerings for ECL and ELISA-based assays, as well as its growing DMPK operations supporting discovery-stage pharmacokinetics and development-stage metabolism studies.

Frontage has complemented the facility expansion with the hiring of 21 additional, highly-talented scientific personnel, including eight (8) Ph.D. chemists. With new equipment, lab space and scientific team members, Frontage is continuing its efforts to improve client satisfaction and turn-around times for method development, validation and analysis of regulated bioanalytical samples with an increased capacity of 50,000 samples per month.

“Frontage’s expansion of our bioanalytical and DMPK operations is an essential step of meeting our client’s expectations to provide high quality services efficiently and economically. It is very exciting to see our company grow to meet these demands and have the ability to add some great people to our teams. We have also invested in equipment that will allow us to remain at the forefront of drug development and enable us to analyze increasingly complex new drug candidates. We are thankful for all of the clients that have put their trust in Frontage and for our team members who continue to perform at a high level,” said Dr. Song Li, CEO of Frontage.