BioMarin To Invest $43 Million in Fill / Finish Line at Plant in Ireland

BioMarin, a San Rafael, California-based biopharmaceutical company, is investing $43 million in a new drug-product filling project at its Shanbally, County Cork, Ireland facility, according to information from IDA Ireland, a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting foreign direct investment in Ireland. 

The introduction of fill/finish capacity at the site provides for fully integrated manufacturing from bulk to drug product to add to the site’s drug-substance manufacturing and secondary packaging and labelling capability. The drug-product filling project investment is projected to create an additional 51 roles across all disciplines.

“The introduction of fill finish capacity at Shanbally provides for fully integrated manufacturing from bulk to drug product onsite,” said BioMarin’s Executive Vice-President, Robert Baffi in a September 3, 2018 company statement should this be IDA Ireland statement. “During our seven years of operations at Shanbally, we have seen tremendous growth at the site. This expansion assures that an increasing amount of our commercial products will be manufactured at the site.”

Since opening its facilities in Shanbally in 2011, the company has grown to just over 350 employees in Coiunty Cork, with an additional 55 people based in Dublin and more than 2,600 employees globally. Just over one year ago, BioMarin completed an expanded warehouse, new administration and utilities offices, a canteen, and conference facilities. In 2018, the company completed a waste water pre-treatment plant and a new bio-assay laboratory is currently being commissioned.

BioMarin focuses on developing therapeutics for treating patients with rare genetic diseases. The company currently has seven approved products.

Source: IDA Ireland


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