XBiotech hosted the Grand Opening of its new Commercial Manufacturing Facility on Thursday, September 15th at the building’s location in Austin, Texas. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the facility as well as talks by John Simard (XBiotech President & CEO) and Kelly Thornburg (XBiotech Senior Vice President of Operations).
The nearly 40,000 square foot facility is on XBiotech’s own 48-acre location just 15 minutes from the Texas capital in Austin. The building will provide a significant increase in the company’s manufacturing and quality operations in anticipation of commercialization of the Company’s product pipeline. The new facility will increase about ten-fold the Company’s current production capacity. Completion of this building is the first phase in the Company’s plan to develop the 48-acre property to house additional production facilities, laboratories and administrative operations, creating a headquarter campus as the center of its global operations.