Business Expansion Chinese Firm Wuxi STA Takes Over Pharma Manufacturing Unit in Switzerland

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Wuxi STA has completed the acquisition of Bristol Myers Squibb’s drug manufacturing facility in Couvet, Switzerland. With the takeover, the Chinese pharma company aims to improve its drug product capacity in Europe as well as support its global customers.

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The Couvet site is the first facility in Europe for Wuxi STA.
The Couvet site is the first facility in Europe for Wuxi STA.
(Source: Wuxi STA)

New York/USA – Wuxi STA – a subsidiary of Wuxi Apptec – has recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of a drug product manufacturing facility in Couvet, Switzerland from Bristol Myers Squibb. Wuxi STA first announced its plans to purchase the facility earlier this year. The acquisition will enhance Wuxi STA’s capabilities by adding capacity to support its global partners in bringing innovative medicines to patients around the world.

Opened in 2018, this facility’s state-of-the-art tablet & capsule manufacturing and packaging capabilities will provide Wuxi STA’s customers more flexibility.

The Couvet site is the first facility in Europe for Wuxi STA. Opened in 2018, this facility’s state-of-the-art tablet & capsule manufacturing and packaging capabilities will provide Wuxi STA’s customers more flexibility thanks to an enhanced supply of global drug product and greater access to the European market and beyond.

By enhancing its network, Wuxi STA can better support its customers’ long-term needs globally, as they bring new and existing commercial manufacturing projects from their pipelines to the facility, with the capability and capacity to supply drug products to major global markets.

Through this transaction, Wuxi STA has increased its global presence to eight R&D and manufacturing sites across Asia, North America and Europe, including the recently announced Middletown site in Delaware, USA.

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