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Bristol-Myers Squibb to build large biologics plant in Ireland

2:42 AM MST | November 17, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans to build a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility at Cruiserath, Ireland, that will produce multiple therapies for the company’s growing biologics portfolio. It will be built on the grounds of the...


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