Merck's $500M bet on Singapore leads to new manufacturing sites making Keytruda, Gardasil and future inhalers
In a boost to its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, Merck has opened a new secondary packaging facility and broken ground on a separate facility that will manufacture next-generation inhalers.
The two manufacturing sites are part of a $500 million investment to expand production of medicines and vaccines in Singapore over five years, dating back to 2020.
As Fernando Otero, associate vice president, MSD Manufacturing Division, Singapore, put it, Merck sees the country “as a strategic node in our company’s global manufacturing network with a focus on producing innovative medicines to treat chronic diseases and cancer as well as vaccines that prevent infectious diseases for patients living in Singapore and throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond.”
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