UK: Medical Devices GSK Steps Up Inhaler Production
Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) has opened a £ 56 million manufacturing facility in the UK to increase the production of the company’s Ellipta inhalers.
Ware/UK – GSK said that the new facility is expected to nearly double production of Ellipta inhalers at Ware to at least 37 million per year by 2017, 95 % of which will be exported. The new facility was opened by UK life sciences minister, George Freeman and GSK chief executive officer, Andrew Witty.
The Ellipta inhaler is a multi-dose dry powder inhaler developed to deliver once-daily respiratory medicines.
“We currently export Ellipta inhalers from Ware to over 74 countries and the new facility opened today will increase capacity to meet growing demand for our new portfolio of respiratory medicines worldwide” says Andrew Witty.