Hovione, a Portuguese firm, had acquired the Cork facility from Pfizer in 2009. At the time, the plant made only one API—atorvastatin, the active ingredient in Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. But by 2014, when Hovione and Nabriva started discussions, Hovione had succeeded in bringing new products to Cork, including several APIs, recalls Paul Downing, general manager of the site.
by Michael McCoy |
June 22, 2020