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Big Pharma's Manufacturing Blueprint for the Future
The pharmaceutical majors continue rationalizing manufacturing capacity in established markets as they forge their manufacturing networks in biologics and emerging markets.


Pharmaceutical Technology
Volume 35, Issue 8, pp. 40-47

Other companies. Among other changes in Big Pharma manufacturing networks includes AstraZeneca's construction of a new $150-million manufacturing facility in the Kaluga region in Russia. In June 2011, the company also announced plans to establish a Predictive Science Center in St. Petersburg. In addition, AstraZeneca has established several partnerships with Russian development institutes, including the Skolkovo Innovation Centre and Russia Venture Company. In China, Eli Lilly is building a second manufacturing plant and dedicated diabetes research center. Earlier this year, Boehringer Ingelheim acquired the rights and substantially all the assets at Amgen's Fremont, California, development and manufacturing facility. The Fremont site includes a 100,000-ft2 manufacturing facility with a pilot plant and process-development laboratories. Boehringer Ingelheim will use the facility to enhance its contract-manufacturing activities. The company has been a contract manufacturer for Amgen.


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