API production starts at Evonik's new plant

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Production has begun at the US API plant German chemicals firm Evonik Industries recently bought from drugmaker Eli Lilly.

The Tippercanoe Laboratories unit in Lafayette, Indiana will manufacture a range of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for pharma firms, beginning with Lilly, on a contractual basis as part of an expansion of Evonik’s healthcare arm.

Evonik said that the facility, which employs a workforce of 650 people, significantly strengthens its “exclusive synthesis business in the US and offers scope for further long-term growth​.”

The 2,400 acre site was sold by which was sold by Lilly late last year​ as part of the drug major’s strategy to reduce internal manufacturing capacity and buy in more APIs and drug intermediates.

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