Biogen Idec expands production  

in Denmark

2012.05.24

As a result of a joint venture with Samsung Biologics, Biogen Idec now enters the production of biosimilars. This creates 70 new jobs at the international production site in Hillerød in Denmark.

“The site and the workers in Hillerød are a key element in Biogen Idecs global supply chain,” says John Cox, Executive Vice President at Biogen Idec in a press release, “The production of biological pharmaceuticals is one of Biogen Idec’s key competencies, which in combination with device, label and package capacity in Hillerød become central in the expected launch of our new groundbreaking products within multiple scleroses and hemophilia in the years to come. It furthermore reinforces the company’s strategic opportunities for new cooperation and can create additional jobs in Hillerød."

Easy access to qualified employees

Biogen Idec has doubled the number of employees in Denmark during the last year and expects to reach 400 employees this summer. When Biogen Idec first placed production in Denmark with the assistance of Copenhagen Capacity and Invest in Denmark, it was in strong competition with other European cities. Denmark was chosen because of efficient public administration, the biotech cluster Medicon Valley, good infrastructure and especially easy access to qualified employees.

Minister of Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr says: “A high level of education combined with independence and flexibility make the Danish workers so efficient. The expansion at Biogen Idec shows that Denmark is the right location for high tech production.”

Biogen Idec is a global biotechnological company that develops, manufactures and markets biological products for the treatment of serious diseases with a focus on neurological disorders.

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