Wuxi to acquire Bayer final drug product manufacturing site

17 Jan 2020

First drug product facility in Europe to complement WuXi Biologics’ existing commercial manufacturing capacities.

China's WuXi Biologics is to take over the operations of one of Bayer’s final drug product manufacturing plants in Leverkusen, Germany, and purchase the associated equipment, in combination with a long-term lease contract for the building.

Wuxi to acquire Bayer final drug product manufacturing site

Based on the manufacturing agreements to be negotiated, the plant would also serve as a back-up site for the final product manufacturing of Kovaltry, Bayer's antihemophilic factor (recombinant). The transaction is expected to be concluded in the coming months subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Financial details were not disclosed.

“We are excited to sign this acquisition agreement with Bayer, allowing us to have quick access to high-quality drug product manufacturing capacities and capabilities,” said Dr Chris Chen, CEO of WuXi Biologics. “Our business in EU, US and China market has experienced robust growth in the past few years. This additional drug product plant further confirms our commitment to ‘Global Dual Sourcing within WuXi Biologics’ strategy. WuXi Biologics will continue to expand our worldwide capacity, providing global partners with a robust and premier-quality supply chain network to benefit patients worldwide.”

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