By joining Lonza, you will get to work with some of the world’s top experts in the space, while developing advanced therapies with a potentially life-saving outcome.
Behnam Ahmadian Baghbaderani
Global Head of Process Development
Highly customizable and scalable, the Cocoon® Platform is a ready to use integrated turnkey solution. If you need full customization, we can work with you to tailor it to your unique process. Designed to save time and lower costs, the Cocoon® Platform enables you to quickly and efficiently advance your project from pre-clinical through commercial-scale manufacturing. Whether you are manufacturing in a centralized or decentralized model, our approach to cell therapy manufacturing with the Cocoon® Platform reduces costs and risk, while improving overall product quality.
We are relentless in our pursuit to help you advance your product. Our valuable clients will receive regulatory support, training courses and a range of service levels to meet your unique needs. We will go above and beyond to support you every step of the way.
With a focus on flexibility, the platform is designed to meet your specific project needs. Choose one of our off-the-shelf protocols or customize your manufacturing processes with optimized programming instructions.
Save space and drive down costs by scaling your manufacturing process across every phase of production at a commercial scale.
The functionally closed, automated Cocoon® Platform reduces the risk of human error and meets cleanroom environmental requirements while increasing product quality and operator safety. With efficient integrated automation, the Cocoon® system seamlessly integrates multiple steps, including upstream and downstream processing for a complete cell manufacturing solution.
The Cocoon® Platform comes with integrated magnetic selection to address the challenge of high variability in patient cellular starting material. It takes a major step forward in realizing a fully automated end to end solution for cell and gene therapy manufacturing.
The Cocoon® Platform is built on flexibility. Don't have a process in place? No problem. Looking to fit your process to our easily customizable platform? Great. Already in a clinical trial? Our goal will be to work with you to ensure a seamless transition and comparable product. We offer a range of options, depending on your needs. You can choose from:
Whatever solution you choose, from an off-the-shelf solution to a fully customized workflow, we train your team to enable you to develop your own process as you see fit. Our user-friendly software and easy-to-use interface give your team control over customization and on-site changes.
We offer a selection of training courses to suit your organization's needs.
Our level 1 course is performed at your location to introduce the Cocoon® Platform, gain wet-lab experience and maintenance guidance.
The level 2 course is held at either our Washington, DC or Kingston, ON, Canada facilities. The course covers in-depth coverage of Cocoon hardware and software, protocol design training and an extended wet-lab session tailored to your specific needs
Our full-service contract includes coverage for all instrument upkeep, maintenance and repair needs. Scheduled twice a year, maintenance visits are included to minimize instrument downtime and to ensure optimal system performance. Parts subject to wear and tear are replaced at no cost, and additional spare parts can be provided in case of an emergency repair.
You will also receive a routine maintenance schedule, minimizing downtime and ensuring peak performance; white glove service for priority emergency service; and software upgrades.
All service costs are part of the service contract pricing plan, to ensure there are no hidden charges. You can benefit from price freezing when purchasing multiple years of service at a time, locked in at the current rate. All parts, labor, travel and time are included.
Global Head of Process Development