Göttingen, Germany, 18th July 2023 – The life science group Sartorius, through its French listed subgroup Sartorius Stedim Biotech, has successfully closed the acquisition of the French company Polyplus. The transaction was completed on July 18, 2023, after receiving the required regulatory approvals.
Polyplus is a leading provider of innovative technologies for cell and gene therapies. Transfection reagents developed and produced by Polyplus are key components in the manufacture of viral vectors. The company has been expanding its focus beyond this field through acquisitions in adjacent technologies like plasmid design, and protein and plasmid manufacturing, broadening its portfolio for gene therapies as well as gene-modified cell therapies.
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The Sartorius Group is a leading international partner of life sciences research and the biopharmaceutical industry. With innovative laboratory instruments and consumables, the Group’s Lab Products & Services division focuses on laboratories performing research and quality control at pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies as well as academic research institutes. The Bioprocess Solutions division, with its broad product portfolio focusing on single-use solutions, helps customers manufacture biotech medications and vaccines safely, rapidly and economically. The company, based in Goettingen, Germany, has a strong global reach with around 60 production and sales sites worldwide. Sartorius delivers significant organic growth and regularly expands its portfolio through the acquisition of complementary technologies. In fiscal 2022, the company generated sales revenue of around 4.2 billion euros. At the end of 2022, around 16,000 employees were working for customers around the globe.
Polyplus is a leading upstream solutions provider for advanced biologic and cell and gene therapy production from research to commercial scale. An innovator in nucleic acid delivery, the legacy portfolio features process-centric transfection reagents, kits, and support services including bioproduction industry standard, PEIpro® and FectoVIR®-AAV. Custom plasmid vector design was integrated into the offer in 2022 as a first measure to expanding the products and services portfolio to help the industry optimize process economics while meeting strict scientific and regulatory standards. Headquartered in Europe, the Polyplus team continues to grow globally with operations in the United States and Asia.
Timo Lindemann (Sartorius)
+49 (0)551 308 4724
Alengo Nyamay’antu, PhD (Polyplus)
Marketing & Communication team leader at Polyplus
Direct: +33 3 88 67 59 38