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Abraxis Bioscience acquires manufacturing complex from Pfizer

Abraxis BioScience, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Pfizer Inc. Cruce Dávila manufacturing facility in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

The 56-acre site consists of a 172,000 square foot val

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Abraxis BioScience, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Pfizer Inc. Cruce Dávila manufacturing facility in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

The 56-acre site consists of a 172,000 square foot validated manufacturing plant with capabilities of producing EU and U.S. compliant injectable pharmaceuticals, as well as protein based biologics and metered dosed inhalers.

In addition, the acquisition includes a state-of-the-art, computer-controlled 90,000 square foot active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing plant, and two support facilities with quality assurance and laboratories, totaling 262,000 square feet.

Under the terms of the agreement, Abraxis will lease the active pharmaceuticals ingredients plant back to Pfizer. Abraxis expects to begin commercial manufacturing from this site in the first half of 2007.