Facilities

Location-2 reduced.pngKYMOS has from two free-standing buildings in Vallès Technology Park (PTV) in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona.

Building 5, with 1,000 m2, is home to our main offices and general services.

Building 7, with 1,500 m2, is home to our state-of-the-art laboratories, designed fit-to-purpose. We have 6 main laboratories:

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Immunology
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Quality Control & Stability
  • Alanytical Development
  • Microbiology

All of them have a main room for key instruments and some attached labs for preparing and processing samples. Furthermore, all the labs have adjacent offices for the scientists.

PTV

Location

KYMOS facilities are located in the PTV Technology Park (Parc Tecnològic del Vallès) in Cerdanyola del Vallès, a town in a great spot at the foot of the foothill of Collserola Park, Barcelona's gree lung. It is only about a 25-minute drive from the Barcelona city centre to our facilities. Located in a scientific environment with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Alba Syncrothon and many biopharmaceutical companies within walking distance.

 

 

Kymos Facilities

General facilities

KYMOS occupies two buildings in the Park. Building 5, with 1,000 m2, is home of our offices. Building 7, with 1.500 m2, has the laboratories. Building 5 also has the archives, meeting rooms, training room, cafeteria and offices for Finance, Marketing and Sales, Quality Assurance, IT, General Services and Management.

Kymos Sample Storage

Sample storage

KYMOS has significant sample storage capabilities: a room at 25ºC for storing samples of standards and reagents; and climatic chambers with up to 50 m3 for different ICH conditions: 25ºC-65% RH, 30ºC-65% RH, 40ºC-75% RH, including IVb zone, 30ºC-75% RH. Other conditions for semi-permeable containers and refrigerated conditions at 5ºC are also available. For biological samples, we have freezers at -20ºC and ultrafreezers at -80ºC. All systems are monitored 24/7 and covered by SCADA software. Business continuity is always guaranteed thanks to an emergency power generator and a back up site.

Kymos High Potency Container

High-potency containment

KYMOS has a high-containment laboratory to work with high-potency drugs such as hormones, antibiotics, cytotoxins, toxins and others. Access to this laboratory is through an air-lock, where operators put on special garments and protective equipment.The HVAC system uses 100% non recycled air exhausted through HEPA filters. All rooms are underpressured and able to meet O.E.L. Category 4.

Kymos Cleanroom Microbiology

Microbiology cleanroom

KYMOS has a cleanroom in the Microbiology laboratories to perform the aseptic testing and sample preparation. Access to this cleanroom is through an air-lock, where operators put on required garments. The HVAC system uses 100% non-recycled air exhausted through HEPA filters. All rooms are overpressured. In this cleanroom, we have an isolator to perform sterility testing, preventing risk of false positives.

Kymos Radioactivity Laboratory

Radioactivity laboratory

KYMOS has a Radioactivity laboratory to work with Iodine-125, Carbon-14 and Tritium. Access to this lab is restricted to qualified operators and radioactivity is monitored prevent any risk of contamination. The walls are lead lined and the HVAC system uses 100% non-recycled air exhausted through HEPA and activated-carbon filters. All rooms are underpressured and there is a room for radioactivity waste.

Kymos Data Center

Data centre

KYMOS has a data centre room in the same building with communication and software servers, IP phone, switch, data storage and back-up systems. The data centre is fireproof with a redundant HVAC system. Access is restricted to authorized personnel. All data is backed-up at an external data centre located at 20 km from KYMOS headquarters.

Kymos Purified Water Plant

Purified-water plant

Purified water is available in all laboratories, as water quality is important to prevent analytical interference. Water is submitted to decalcification, reverse osmosis, electrodeionization and UV lighting processes, as well as constant recirculation. When necessary, there is a second purification using Veolia instruments.

Kymos Technical Gas Plant

Technical-gas plant

The facilities have a technical-gas plant remotely controlled by the supplier, Praxair, and automatically refilled. Carbon dioxide, oxygen, acetylene, hydrogen, nitrogen, protoxide, compressed air, argon and helium are available. The labs are fitted with O2 and explosiveness detectors to prevent accidents.