Week Of September 17, 2012: Pfizer Launches Joint Venture In China; Spectrum Sartorius Opens New Facility In Germany; And More

Sep 20, 2012
By PharmTech Editors

Pfizer and the Chinese pharmaceutical company Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceuticals have launched Hisun-Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture formed between the two companies to develop, manufacture, and commercialize off-patent pharmaceutical products in China and global markets. Read More

On Sept. 12, 2012, Sartorius opened its new facility in Guxhagen, Germany, for the manufacture of bioreactors following a one-year, EUR 18-million ($23.5 million) construction project. The 100,000-ft2 complex will serve clients in the biopharmaceutical industry and provide space for a high-tech manufacturing hall and offices for around 240 employees. Read More

Xcelience opened its new 24,000-ft2 facility in Tampa, Florida, on Sept. 14, 2012. The building will be used for primary and secondary packaging, labeling, distribution, and warehouse services. This is the company’s second facility in the Tampa Bay area, and the company says it will be audited and approved for domestic as well as European clinical trials. Read More

A roundup of additional company and people news from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, their suppliers, and contract-service providers. Read More