Roche Gives Details Of CHF1.2Bn Basel Site Investment

(MENAFN- Swissinfo) Pусский (ru) Концерн Roche планирует инвестировать в Базеле 1,2 млрд

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“This is another clear commitment to the Basel research and production site and to Switzerland,” said Jürg Erismann, head of Roche's Basel/Kaiseraugst site, in a press release on Friday.

The new buildings will expand the infrastructure for future innovations along the entire pharmaceutical value chain, from research to production, says Roche.

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A new production building for manufacturing synthetic medicines will also be created. This is an area in which Roche has a broad pipeline of new active substances.

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Around CHF500 million will be invested in so-called Building 12, which "serve as an important link between research and development departments in the global Roche network", with state-of-the art laboratory workstations for up to 450 researchers.

The company will also invest CHF100 million in the Institute of Human Biology, which will house 250 researchers and focus on the“development of innovative organoids to improve the understanding of diseases and develop treatments”.

The construction of the research building, and the building renovations are expected to be completed by 2030.

Since 2014, Roche has invested CHF3 billion in its Basel site.

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