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Shady Grove Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF)

Facility Location

Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research,
9600 Gudelsky Drive,
Rockville, MD 20850

Brief Mission

The Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF) is a translational core facility located at IBBR Shady Grove that specializes in the development of cell culture-based biopharmaceutical products. BAF is part of the Biotechnology Research and Education Program of the University of Maryland’s Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH). The BAF is closely aligned with the Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility located in College Park.

The facility's staff members offer extensive expertise in addressing challenging problems with the advancement of anchorage-dependent or suspension-adapted cell lines. The facility is not restricted by current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs); however, production processes are directly transferable to partners operating under cGMPs.  The facility offers quick turnaround and flexible contracting arrangements that can include specialized training or working with our staff in the facility.

Services and Technologies Offered

  • Companies developing cell culture-based biopharmaceuticals or products
  • Researchers looking for solutions to cell culture-based development challenges
  • Faculty needing a facility for, or expertise in, biopharmaceutical or cell culture-based research

Equipment Available

Process Equipment

  • Static and shaking incubators
  • New Brunswick Scientific (NBS) Celligen 310 Bioreactors (working volume of 1.5, 2.5, 5.0, and 10.0 liters)
  • Hollow Fiber and Tangential Flow Filtration Systems


Please contact us for pricing of available services


John Kerwin, Manager
9600 Gudelsky Drive Rockville, MD 20850
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (240) 314-6157

Facility URL

Shady Grove Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility

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