Lonza breaks ground on its first large-scale commercial drug product manufacturing facility in Stein, Switzerland.

Lon­za breaks ground on $500M+ Swiss man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ty

Lon­za’s ma­jor con­struc­tion project in Switzer­land is tak­ing a big step for­ward.

The Swiss CD­MO has bro­ken ground on a fill-fin­ish man­u­fac­tur­ing site in the town of Stein, Switzer­land, about 20 miles from its head­quar­ters in Basel. The CHF 500 mil­lion ($544 mil­lion) fa­cil­i­ty was an­nounced last sum­mer and will be con­struct­ed on the same cam­pus as Lon­za’s cur­rent clin­i­cal drug prod­uct fa­cil­i­ty.

In an email to End­points News, Pe­ter Droc, the head of prod­uct ser­vices at Lon­za, said the fa­cil­i­ty is still on track for com­ple­tion, with op­er­a­tions slat­ed to start in 2026. The fa­cil­i­ty still in­tends to man­u­fac­ture large-scale com­mer­cial prod­ucts. Ad­di­tion­al­ly, Lon­za ex­pects to add around 400 full-time po­si­tions at the fa­cil­i­ty by 2026.

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