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Microbiome venture can start production in Denmark and Switzerland

The Danish Medicines agency has inspected Bacthera, a joint venture between Danish enzyme giant Chr. Hansen and Swiss Lonza, and has authorized the company to start producing bacteria for medical purposes in Denmark. The Swiss health authorities have also given the go-ahead.

Photo: Lonza / PR

Bioscience company Chr. Hansen and Swiss biotech firm Lonza have obtained permission to launch the production of bacteria for pharmaceutical use in their production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland.

Health authorities from Denmark and Switzerland have run inspections and found that the two production facilities are suitable for the production of so-called live bio therapeutics, that is, beneficial bacteria to be used in medication.

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