In 2016-17, Bristol Myers Squibb constructed a new state-of-the-art multi-product cell culture (MPCC), biologics drug-substance manufacturing facility based in Cruiserath, Dublin 15.
The construction of this new facility represented the largest ever capital investment for the company (approx. $1 billion) and is the first Bristol Myers Squibb biologics drug substance facility outside of the United States and at the time, the second largest ever foreign direct Life and Sciences investment in Ireland.
There are five different buildings on the site:
- Multi-product cell culture (MPCC) building which manufactures the drug-substance
- Central utilities building (CUB) which is an engineering building housing site utilities, clean and black
- Global Biologics Laboratory (GBL) which is responsible for the release testing of Biologics Drug Product for the Bristol Myers Squibb network
- Warehouse, Cryogenics & Logistics (WCL) building which is a multi-functional building providing storage, raw material sampling and logistical support to the MPCC manufacturing area
- Laboratory, Office & Cafeteria (LOC) building which is home to three state-of-the-art laboratories for the Cruiserath site and modern office spaces for supporting departments
Collaboration is further enhanced by the interior design, which features flexible, open floor plans, and a variety of quiet and collaborative areas – all reflecting a broader company initiative to provide employees with more efficient workspaces that enable collaboration, creativity and innovation.
The Cruiserath facility, with the capabilities to have multiple products produced at one time, significantly increases Bristol Myers Squibb’s global biologics manufacturing capacity.
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Date of preparation: February 2021