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The Top 50 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Companies In Ireland

  • Published: September 2005
  • Region: Ireland
  • 57 pages
  • Research Facts Ltd

Ireland is a key global location for the pharmaceutical industry. Foreign direct investment for the pharmaceutical sector is forty years old with Squibb (now Bristol-Myers Squibb) being the first pharmaceutical company to locate in Ireland in 1964. Currently thirteen of the top fifteen companies in the world have substantial operations in Ireland. More than 17,000 people are employed directly in the industry.

Ireland is now one of the world's largest exporters of pharmaceuticals with €34 billion of intermediates and finished pharmaceuticals exported in 2002. Six out of ten and twelve out of 25 of the world's top selling drugs are produced in Ireland including Lipitor and Zocor. Products are manufactured for global markets.

Many of the pharmaceutical companies in Ireland have established multiple activities, including

Fermentation e.g. Schering-Plough, Wyeth
API e.g. Merck, Pfizer, Yamanouchi,
Sterile Fill/Finish e.g. Genzyme, Allergan
Formulation e.g. Wyeth, Takeda, Pfizer
Shared Services/ Supply Chain Management e.g. Allergan, Pfizer, Novartis
R&D/ Process Development e.g. Wyeth, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol- Myers Squibb

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