Thursday, 17 September 2009

USA and France - sanofi-aventis to Close US Manufacturing Plant

French company sanofi-aventis is to close its manufacturing plant in Kansas City, USA, after failing to find a suitable buyer for the site, it was announced in August 2009.

The 33 year-old plant, which sanofi-aventis has owned since 2000, manufactures solid-dose oral medications including Allegra.

The operations will slowly be shut down before being closed altogether by mid-2012.

Further reading - Detailed reviews of the pharmaceutical markets in the USA and France are available from Espicom: The Pharmaceutical Market: USA (published June 2009) and The Pharmaceutical Market: France (published June 2009)

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