Thermo Fisher willÂ increase manufacturing capacity forÂ fill-finish services at its Greenville, US facility withÂ anÂ $154 millionÂ investment.Â
Bioprocess vendor Thermo Fisher Scientific has unveiled plans to bolster its manufacturing capacity for sterile liquid and lyophilized filling, pre-filled syringes, and solid dose continuous manufacturing at its Greenville, North Carolina facility.
TheÂ $154 millionÂ investment is not part of the firmâ€™s recentÂ $600Â millionÂ CAPEXÂ plan, whichÂ hadÂ the trade press salivatingÂ in March.Â
â€śOur continued growth in capabilities and capacity at our Greenville site has enabled us to support our clientsâ€™ needs and the patients they serve,â€ť a spokesperson for Thermo Fisher toldÂ BioProcessÂ Insider.
â€śThis new investment will enable new innovation and development capabilities to respond to the accelerated demand for critical medicines and therapies â€“ for both COVID-19Â vaccine[s]Â and otherÂ important life-threatening diseases.â€ť
EarlierÂ this month, Thermo Fisher invested $100+ million toÂ feedÂ biomanufacturingâ€™s continued demand for single-use technologiesÂ at its Nashville, Tennessee facilityÂ andÂ said itÂ will hire 1,400Â additionalÂ staffÂ at the plant.
New jobs in Pitt County
TheÂ site is run by Thermo Fisher division Patheon, and theÂ expansion ofÂ theÂ multi-purpose pharmaceutical production and packaging campusÂ thatÂ spansÂ more thanÂ one millionÂ square feetÂ will create 290 new jobs in Pitt County.
â€śThermo Fisher has close collaborations with local community organizations and workforce development initiatives including the Eastern North Carolina Alliance, East Carolina University (ECU), and Pitt Community College.â€Ż We also have a strong Colleague Referral program to attract talent to the company,â€ť the spokesperson said.
According to the firm, itâ€™sÂ Greenville siteÂ hasÂ more than 1,800 employees andÂ itsÂ presence in Greenville and Pitt CountyÂ â€śis rooted in its commercial business operations and ability to attract and retain exceptional talent in the region.â€ť
The investment and expansion work has already begun and is expected to be completed over the next few years.