Takeda to build new plant in Japan

Published: 17-Sep-2010

For production of oral, solid dosage formulations

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is to build a new JPY14bn (US$163m; €125m; £104m) manufacturing facility at its plant in Hikari City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan.

Construction of the 13,000m2 facility will begin on 5 October, with completion expected by April 2012.

The company says the new flagship plant will operate 24/7 and conduct high-volume manufacturing of a wide range of oral, solid dosage formulations to treat diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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