Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of new US$10m Centralized Laboratory Services building attended by Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Mayor Mr. Róbert Kovács
Xellia Pharmaceuticals (‘Xellia’), a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on providing important anti-infective treatments against serious and often life-threatening infections, has held an official ground breaking ceremony for a new US$10million expansion of its Budapest manufacturing facility to include product stability and release testing capabilities.
The ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 25 May, was attended by local dignitaries including Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the districts local Mayor Mr. Róbert Kovács and the Danish Ambassador Tom Norring, celebrated the start of the construction of a new multi-story, 3,000m2 Centralized Laboratory Services building.
The new facility is located next to Xellia’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (APIs) manufacturing plant, which currently has 200 employees. On completion in summer 2017, the building will house state-of-the-art microbiology and chemical analytical laboratories as well as administrative offices. The Company also intends to extend its highly skilled team with up to 80 new roles in manufacturing, product testing and quality assurance.
The Centralized Laboratory Services building will play an important part in Xellia’s global operational strategy, strengthening its product release and stability testing services for Finished Dosage Form (FDF) and APIs produced across many of the Company’s other international sites.
Carl-Åke Carlsson, CEO, Xellia said; “It has been great to welcome Mayor Mr. Róbert Kovács to Xellia Budapest to officially break ground at our new site. With anti-microbial resistance posing a very real international threat, our work in the production of generic anti-infectives is especially important. As a world-leading supplier we are committed to providing the highest level of quality and compliance in the manufacture of our APIs and FDFs.”
“The Centralized Laboratory Services building will ensure that, as our global production volumes continue to increase in response to customer demand, we have the expertise and the capacity to continue to deliver effective and quality assured anti-infective products.”
On 31 May, the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Hungarian Ambassador to Denmark will visit Xellia’s headquarters in Copenhagen as part of an official visit to the country. The delegation will tour the facility, meet employees and discuss the Company’s commitment to and continued investment in the Budapest site.
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