South Korean CDMO consolidates with HQ in California

SK控股整合韩国、爱尔兰、美国三地制药工厂,组建SK Pharmteco公司

2019-09-04 11:30:00 pharma


South Korean conglomerate SK Holdings jumped decidedly into contract manufacturing a couple of years ago with deals for API plants in Ireland and the U.S. Now, it is rolling those into a group that includes its plant in South Korea in hopes of becoming a key player in the business. The drugmaker over the weekend said it is merging its SK biotek in Korea and SK biotek in Ireland along with Ampac Fine Chemicals in the U.S. to form SK Pharmteco, the Korea Biomedical Review reports. It has named Aslam Malik, CEO of Ampac, to head the CDMO and established its headquarters in Sacramento, California. SK Pharmteco believes the integration will help it attract customers and sharpen its competitive edge, the report said.  SK, which had been an ingredient supplier to Bristol-Myers Squibb, last year snapped up a BMS plant in Swords, Ireland, with 300 employees for an undisclosed sum. Under the deal, SK agreed to continue to produce the products BMS made at the plant, which included the API for BMS and Pfizer’s anticoagulant Eliquis. A month later, it closed a deal to buy Ampac, a U.S. contract manufacturer that makes APIs for controlled substances, among other things. That gave SK a network of U.S. facilities in Rancho Cordova and El Dorado Hills in California; La Porte, Texas; and Petersburg, Virginia.
几年前,韩国综合企业 SK 控股公司( SK Holdings )与爱尔兰和美国的原料药(API)工厂达成了协议,该公司果断地进入了代工生产领域。现在,该公司正将这些业务推广到包括其在韩国的工厂在内的一个集团,希望成为该业务的关键参与者。 据韩国生物医学评论报道,这家制药公司上周末表示,将把韩国的 SK 生物技术公司和爱尔兰的 SK 生物技术公司以及美国的 Ampac 精细化工公司合并,成立 SK Pharmeco 。它任命安培公司首席执行官阿斯拉姆·马利克( Aslam Malik )领导 CDMO ,并在加州萨克拉门托建立了总部。 该报告称, SK Pharmeco 认为,整合将有助于吸引客户,增强竞争优势。 SK 曾是百时美施贵宝( Bristol-Myers Squibb )的一家配料供应商,去年收购了位于爱尔兰 Swords 的一家百时美施贵宝(BMS)工厂,员工300人,金额不详。根据协议, SK 公司同意继续生产工厂生产的 BMS 产品,其中包括用于百时美施贵宝(BMS)的原料药(API)和辉瑞(Pfizer)的抗凝药物 Eliquis 。 一个月后,该公司完成了一项收购 Ampac 的交易。 Ampac 是一家美国合同制造商,主要生产控制物质的原料药。这使得 SK 在加利福尼亚的 RanchoCordova 和 El DoradoHills 、德克萨斯州的 La Porte 和弗吉尼亚州的 Petersburg 拥有一个美国设施网络。