Thermo Fisher Scientific announced a European expansion today, investing $35 million in a state-of-the-art pharma services supply chain facility in Rheinfelden (Baden) Germany.
The new facility will feature advanced technology and infrastructure to increase European capacity for cold and ambient clinical trial materials in support of complex clinical research and so meet the growing needs of customers. The facility will be scalable for mixed-use space and will provide a location for shipping either by road or air.
The company expects to start construction in Q4 2018 for the 8,000 sq m facility at the 26,000 sq m site with an anticipated completion within 12 to 18 months. Once complete, this new facility will provide up to 200 new jobs locally. The investment includes the option for additional expansion with potential for doubling the footprint.
The company's decision to expand is in response to a growing demand for global clinical supply services, worldwide. The new facility will also serve to address GDP guidelines, Clinical Trial Regulations Annex 6 and the new Falsified Medicines Directive 2019. This GMP/GDP facility builds on the company's existing footprint of 20 cGMP facilities globally.