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Biocon subsidiary acquires Pfizer’s research facility

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Our subsidiary has acquired a Chennai-based biological research facility from Pfizer Healthcare for an undisclosed amount, Biocon, a Biotechnology major announced recently.

In a statement, the company said Biocon Biologics has acquired research and development (R&D) capital assets of a 60,000-square feet research facility at Ticel Bio Park in Chennai.

“The high-end integrated R&D facility in Chennai will enable Biocon Biologics to expand its R&D capability and accelerate its journey towards meeting its strategic long-term goal of addressing the needs of millions of patients worldwide,” Biocon Biologics CEO Christiane Hamacher said.

This investment will allow the company to fast-forward development of its biosimilars from lab to pilot scale, he added.

The facility will house an early stage research and innovation centre, including a pilot scale R&D unit equipped with cell line development, drug product formulation laboratories and analytical R&D laboratories.

The facility is expected to be operational in a few months post qualification and will house over 250 scientists.

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