INTERVET/SCHERING-PLOUGH ANIMAL HEALTH EXPANDS VETERINARY VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT BIOSCIENCES CENTER BOXMEER
Boxmeer (the Netherlands), November 9, 2010 – Today, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced that it has opened a specialized filling and freeze-drying unit for veterinary vaccines at its Biosciences Center Boxmeer in the Netherlands. The opening of the Central Filling and Freeze-drying Department was performed by her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Maxime Verhagen, and other guests.
The extension of the Central Filling and Freeze-drying Department, of which the construction started in September 2008 at a total investment of US$ 18 Million (€ 13 Million), has been designed to meet the latest requirements related to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and brings all freeze-dried vaccine activities at Biosciences Center Boxmeer together in one building. In the state-of-the-art facility, the latest technology has more