Centre for Engineering Biology

Strategic collaboration with FujiFilm announced

The Centre is delighted to be involved in the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) “Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0” collaboration.


Fujifilm Disoynth

FDB is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization with experience in the development and manufacture of recombinant biopharmaceuticals and gene therapies.

The new Centre of Excellence will be led and funded by FDB in partnership with leading academic institutions: the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester and University of York.

“Fujifilm has historically supported a significant number of innovation projects globally. The FDB Centre of Excellence in Bioprocessing 2.0 builds on Fujifilm’s historical support of research here in the United Kingdom and allows us to develop long term partnerships with these world class universities to support the growth of our business.”  

Andy Topping, chief scientific officer at Fujifilm

Formal announcement of the establishment of the CEB took place at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) Annual Conference 2019, ‘Industrial Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future’, which was held this past  30 and 31st of January 2019 at the Technology Innovation Centre, Glasgow.  Fujifilm is a core member of the IBioIC, which provides access to funding, events and access to other companies within its network. Over the past few years, Edinburgh has had several partnerships with FDB and will look forward to developing deeper and more strategic ties.