October 9, 2017
Lonza today announced the establishment of the Lonza Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) in the new Life Science Park in the outskirts of Haifa, Israel.
The CIC will begin operating in Q4 2017 and span close to 1,000 square meters. It is expected to hire 15-20 staff members in 2018 to leverage Israel’s scientific strengths in areas such as engineering, software and cell/molecular biology to provide Lonza opportunities to gain additional know-how and capabilities. With the launch of the CIC, Lonza aims to accelerate leading Research & Development (R&D) projects from across Lonza’s Pharma&Biotech segment, as well as tap into potentially transformative biological and manufacturing capabilities.
“Through its growing reputation as a biotech hub, Israel offers Lonza an opportunity to expand our capabilities and bring transformative technologies and offerings to Lonza Pharma&Biotech customers. That’s why we chose to establish the Lonza Collaborative Innovation Center in Israel,” said Marc Funk, COO for Lonza’s Pharma&Biotech segment, who is the chairman of the board of the newly incorporated local entity.