GE Healthcare Opens Fast Trak Center in South Korea

The Fast Trak training center will provide hands-on practical training, technology evaluation, manufacturing support, and consultancy services.

AsianScientist (Oct. 7, 2016) – GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business, a provider of technologies and expertise to the biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries, has opened a GE Fast Trak Center in Songdo, Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea.

GE’s Fast Trak training centers are designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers increase their process productivity, reduce cost and enable them to bring their product to market faster. The new US$7.4 million Center will support the growth of South Korea’s rapidly expanding biopharmaceutical industry by providing hands-on practical training, technology evaluation, manufacturing support, and consultancy services in the latest strategies and technologies for upstream and downstream bioprocessing.

The 2,200 m2 APAC Fast Trak Center in Songdo, South Korea adds to GE’s existing global network of Fast Trak Centers in the US, Sweden, India, and China.

During the past five years the domestic production of biopharmaceuticals in South Korea has grown 9 percent, and exports grew almost 34 percent between 2014 and 2015, from US$589 million to US$809 million. Songdo is already home to a number of leading South Korean biopharmaceutical companies, and excellent national and international transport links will enable GE customers from other parts of the country, and the wider Asia region, easy access to the services that the Center has to offer.


Source: GE.
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