Locations & Facilities

About MedImmune

MedImmune is an innovative leader among biotechnology companies. We leverage intellectual property and state-of-the-art technologies as we develop the biological products in our rich pipeline.

Research & Development

Discovery, research optimization, and process development are among the founding strengths of MedImmune. We’re committed to the development of new biologics that hold tremendous potential for patients around the globe.

Locations for MedImmune R&D facilities include:

  • Gaithersburg, MD

    Gaithersburg is home to MedImmune headquarters and is our primary location for biologics R&D activities in the US. It is also the location of AstraZeneca’s Specialty Products Group. The Gaithersburg campus is located in the Mid-Atlantic biotech hub and close to the National Institutes of Health.

  • Mountain View, CA

    MedImmune’s California facility support our biologics R&D pipeline and marketed products. The facility also supports pharmacology analytics (pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics) and clinical and non-clinical sample and data management for the entire MedImmune pipeline. The Mountain View site recently established an immunology and microbiology capability in support of our Infectious Disease portfolio. In addition, they currently lead the development of annual influenza vaccine strain development and perform testing for our FluMist/Fluenz/FluMist Quadrivalent products.

  • Cambridge, UK

    MedImmune occupies state-of-the-art facilities at Granta Park on the outskirts of Cambridge. Cambridge is at the center of the largest biotech and high-tech cluster in Europe, and our site has developed strong collaborative links with the local scientific community. Employing over 550 staff, the site is a major R&D hub supporting the research and early development of the biologics portfolio, contributing to all of the MedImmune therapy areas with particular strengths in Respiratory & Inflammation and Oncology. MedImmune Cambridge was formerly Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT), who formed a strategic alliance with AstraZeneca in 2004, ahead of acquisition in 2006 and integration with MedImmune LLC in 2007 to form the biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Three marketed products were invented in Cambridge (Humira, Benlysta, and Abthrax) through CAT’s historical collaborations with Abbott and HGS, respectively.

In 2008 MedImmune unveiled the Aaron Klug Building, a new research and development facility in the heart of the UK's Cambridge bioscience community. This 92,000-square-foot building, named after the winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, consists of two state-of-the-art laboratories – expanding the capacity for the number of drugs that can be developed each year in our Cambridge location.

Manufacturing

From commercial-scale manufacturing of our marketed products, to the production of clinical trial materials for our advancing pipeline of products, MedImmune is an industry leader in manufacturing monoclonal antibodies and live viral vaccines.

Locations for MedImmune manufacturing facilities include:

Frederick, MD
Frederick, MD

Since 1999, the Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) in Maryland, U.S., has been producing the monoclonal antibody (MAb) Synagis® (palivizumab). As demand for the product has grown over the years, we have also partnered with Boehringer Ingleheim in Germany to produce Synagis. FMC’s recent expansion project has increased MedImmune's internal manufacturing capacity for current and future marketed monoclonal antibodies.

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

The master seed material for FluMist® (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) is initially produced in Mountain View, CA, which is shipped to Speke, UK for bulk manufacturing and then to our Philadelphia facility in the United States for blending and packaging. Distribution of the finished vaccine is handled by our state-of-the-art facility in Louisville, KY.

Bensalem, PA
Bensalem, PA

Bensalem, PA is a warehouse location for FluMist.

Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY is the location of one of MedImmune's distribution centers.

Speke, UK
Speke, UK

In 2006, MedImmune began conducting its bulk-manufacturing process for FluMist in a new purpose-built, state-of-the-art vaccine manufacturing facility in Speke, UK. The egg-based process can produce up to 50 million monovalent vaccine doses per 12-month cycle.

Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The Nijmegen, Netherlands manufacturing facility, located about two hours from Amsterdam, produces MedImmune's amifostine. A major renovation of the Nijmegen facility included a new clean room designed to meet our growing demands for large-scale manufacturing of commercial and clinical trial materials.

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