Alexion investment announcement due today

Monksland-based pharmaceutical company Alexion are expected to reveal some positive news for the area today (Thursday ), with a company announcement planned for this morning.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals are to hold what they describe as an “investment announcement” at their facility in Monksland Industrial Estate, Athlone at 10.30am.

Alexion is a global biotechnology company that specialises in developing life-transforming therapies for patients with rare and severe life-threatening diseases.

Alexion’s presence in Ireland includes a vial fill-finish facility in Athlone and a global supply chain operation at Blanchardstown, Dublin. Construction is also underway of a large-scale bulk biologics manufacturing facility at the Blanchardstown site.

The Athlone facility has been in operation since February 2014, and is Alexion’s first company-owned vialing facility. Some 40 staff are currently employed in Athlone.

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