Merck | New Biotech Development Center
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Merck reaches key milestone in the construction of its Biotech Development Center
Announced in January 2020, Merck‘s new state-of-the-art biotech development center will ensure that the German pharmaceutical giant has the necessary capacity and flexibility to produce experimental drugs for clinical studies, accelerate development times and cope with the increasing complexity of producing future generations of biotech drugs.
The next key steps in the construction of the Biotech Development Center will be the finalisation of the building’s interior and the installation of the equipment. The Biotech Development Center is expected to be fully operational by 2023.
With the existing production sites in Corsier-sur-Vevey and Aubonne as well as the future Biotech Development Center, Western Switzerland confirms its leading position for the production and development of Merck’s biotech drugs. This latest investment of CHF 270 million reflects the strategic importance of Switzerland for Merck, where the company employs more than 2’500 people across eight sites.