Xellia Pharmaceuticals acquires Fresenius Kabi’s manufacturing facility

Xellia acquires Fresenius Kabi’s manufacturing facility in Raleigh, US

10:05 AM, 8th July 2014
Xellia Pharmaceuticals acquires Fresenius Kabi’s manufacturing facility

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on providing important anti-infective treatments against serious and often life-threatening infections, has acquired Fresenius Kabi’s dedicated lyophilized (freeze-dried) vial manufacturing facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, US. The deal includes a continuous manufacturing and supply agreement with Fresenius Kabi USA. Financial details are not disclosed.

The manufacturing site is located close to the world famous Research Triangle Park and is Xellia’s first facility in the US, significantly expanding the Company’s manufacturing capacity for injectable pharmaceutical products. Xellia intends to retain all 80 staff currently employed at the site and will continue to manufacture certain products at the site for Fresenius Kabi. In the future, Xellia plans to employ more staff as it expands the site further.

Xellia is increasingly moving on from its origins as a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to better serve its global customer base of over

500 pharmaceutical companies by supplying the finished dosage form (FDF) of its drugs. This acquisition is part of the latest phase of Xellia’s on-going global expansion plans which include an investment of $2.0 million at the Company’s Product and Innovation R&D Centre of Excellence in Zagreb, Croatia in May 2014.

“This agreement is part of our global strategy to optimize our manufacturing and supply network. Both companies are committed to assure a smooth and seamless transition for customers and employees. This transaction will have no impact on Fresenius Kabi’s abiliy to meet customer demand for the products we currently manufacture at the Raleigh site and we continue to work closely with the FDA to alleviate US drug shortages,” said John Ducker, President and CEO, Fresenius Kabi USA.

 

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