Contract Services

Recipharm completes acquisition of Sanofi inhalation contract manufacturing business

Recipharm and Sanofi have completed the acquisition of Sanofi’s inhalation contract manufacturing business including a manufacturing facility located in Holmes Chapel, UK. The facility, which includes development and manufacturing capabilities for novel respiratory products, complements the inhalation development expertise offered by the Recipharm team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Announced in June 2018, the acquisition forms part of Recipharm’s M&A growth strategy, which is focused on expanding its full service offering to include specialist, in-demand capabilities.

Commenting on the announcement, Thomas Eldered, CEO of Recipharm said: “Treatments for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are in high demand and are therefore key growth areas for our business”.

“This new capability allows us to expand our offering to customers developing novel respiratory products by adding additional expertise and manufacturing capacity to Recipharm. We look forward to growing this side of our business and continuing to enhance our wider development services offering.”

The Holmes Chapel manufacturing facility is one of the leading sites of its type in Europe and is home to a team of more than 450 specialist employees. The prime technologies manufactured at the facility include metred dose inhalers and nasal sprays. It also houses several development suites specifically for dry powder and other inhalation technologies.