PBS Biotech, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distributorship With SCRUM Inc. for Japan

Published: May 02, 2013

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CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PBS Biotech has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with SCRUM to market and sell its Single-Use Bioreactor technology in Japan.

PBS Biotech makes next generation single-use bioreactors that grow a wide range of cell lines used to develop biological drugs and vaccines. The unique Air-Wheel® mixing system and innovative product design provide maximum operation efficiency with minimal space requirement. PBS Bioreactors are fully scalable from 3 liters to eventually 2500 liters.

“We looked for a partner with the expertise and network to bring the PBS Bioreactors to its customers. We are delighted to work with SCRUM to bring our technology to Japan,” says Brian Lee, President of PBS Biotech.

“There is a continuing trend in the bio industry to adopt single-use bioreactors for both R&D and commercial manufacturing. We are flattered to close a distributor agreement with PBS Biotech and to enter the market with innovative Air-Wheel® bioreactors,” says Toshiaki Shimada, Vice President of SCRUM.

About PBS Biotech:

PBS Biotech Inc., located in Southern California, is a rapidly growing company that designs and manufactures single-use bioreactor systems with the patented Air-Wheel® mixing technology. PBS has its own R&D and manufacturing facilities including clean room operation for the disposable products. The Air-Wheel® bioreactor systems have been designed with functionality and aesthetics in mind while providing high quality solutions for processing of biologics.

About SCRUM:

SCRUM Inc., located in Tokyo, is a subsidiary of SEIKO CO. LTD, which is one of the biggest dealers in Japan. SCRUM, a Life Science Research and Process support company, brings in novel and innovative product from around the world to the labs in pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic companies, universities, national institutions and other commercial biotech companies. SCRUM has been organized by highly-skilled marketing and sales experts, scientists and engineers so that SCRUM can provide professional services to its customers.


PBS Biotech, Inc.

Rick Sullivan

Executive Head of Sales & Marketing

+1 (805) 482-7272





Tomoshi Kakeya

Director of Strategic Marketing Division

+81 3-5625-9711



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