Attendees, most representing biotech, small, medium and large pharmaceutical companies, were welcomed by Johannes Sarx of LISAvienna, the joint life science platform operated by austria wirtschaftsservice and the Vienna Business Agency.
On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics and the city of Vienna, LISAvienna contributes to the advancement of life sciences in Vienna. LISAvienna arranges “Business Treffs” including on-site visits and informal conversation; permitting the professional audience particularly deep insights into companies and research organizations. By embedding ABF Pharmaceuticals opening ceremony into this framework, Viennas’ life sciences network had another great opportunity to grow.
Gerald Bischof, District Mayor of Liesing (23rd district of Vienna) followed with a statement of support and congratulation to both LISAvienna and ABF Pharmaceutical Services.
Dr Elisabeth Lackner, CEO of ABF Pharma, delivered a comprehensive and entertaining précis of the history of the company; the paths travelled and hurdles overcome by herself and her team to achieve the success of the company today.
Maxime Stevens, President of Commercial Operations, closed the official address with a reflection on the importance and value of ethical business practices.
During the champagne reception and buffet, the guests were also afforded tours of the facility with the highly experienced ABF team, witnessing first-hand the highly advanced, bespoke facilities, capabilities and expertise ABF Pharmaceutical Services GmbH offers to the customer.
The new 1500m² facilities provide state of the art GMP and non–GMP production, packaging and storage facilities according to EU GMP standards. This relocation establishes and endorses ABF Pharmaceutical Services GmbH as a global leader in the IMP/Central Laboratory/PBMC network space within the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology sector, with an undisputed reputation of excellence for handling complex IMP projects.
LISAvienna - Connecting Life Sciences
Is the joint life science platform operated by austria wirtschaftsservice and the Vienna Business Agency. On behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics and the city of Vienna, it contributes to the advancement of life sciences in Vienna. LISAvienna supports innovative biotech, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies in Vienna that develop and market new products, services and processes. The platform links these companies with development partners and key customers. As a central knowledge carrier, LISAvienna provides input for decisions to advance the life sciences in Vienna and contributes to positioning the city of Vienna as one of the leading European innovation centres.
ABF Pharmaceutical Services GmbH
Is a privately owned company founded in 2004, and located in Vienna, Austria; a global CMO/Central Lab specialising in labelling and packaging of IMPs including central lab services, bio sample storage and QP release. ABF Pharmaceutical Services maintains a sound knowledge database, and cooperates with a range of partners enabling them to provide solutions for any given challenge relating to the production and international transportation of IMPs/INDs and other medicinal products. ABFs flexible solutions include IMP import / export, label text compliancy, labelling and packaging, EU- Batch Releases, and temperature controlled environment warehousing / transportation and shipment. ABF also provides a one-stop solution central lab services including sourcing, patient kit assembling, logistic services and bio sample storage, and controlled drug storage and handling. Together with their storage facility in San Diego, USA, and global network of depots, ABF Pharmaceutical Services GmbH capabilities include 24/7/365/12 global distribution and storage services.