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Wacker Builds Biologics

12:43 PM MDT | April 3, 2009

Wacker Chemie says it will develop its biologics operation at Jena, Germany as part of a strategy to expand the company’s fine chemicals business. The Jena facility specializes in using microbial systems, mainly E-coli, for the production of biologics. Wacker is investing about €15 million ($20 million) to expand the operation including a recently opened new process-development unit for pharmaceutical proteins. The company also will double the size of its Jena GMP production facility for biopharmaceuticals by year-end. Wacker has pulled out of contract...

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