This investment is in addition to SAFC's recently announced plans to add HPAPI assets in the U.S. and Israel, and is the third in a sequence that markedly enhances SAFC's capacity and capabilities in HPAPI manufacturing. These plans include the $4.5 million expansion to introduce additional cGMP pilot plant and kilo lab capacity at the Safebridge-certified SAFC Madison, Wisconsin facility and its $12 million, 38,000 sq. ft. expansion program that was completed in 2006. The second HPAPI-focused development is the $29 million investment planned to expand fermentation capacity at the Sigma-Aldrich Jerusalem, Israel facility, due for completion in 2009.
SAFC Pharma is focused on cGMP manufacturing, process development and contract services for small organic APIs and advanced intermediates, and the development of large molecule biopharmaceuticals.
SAFC(R) is the custom manufacturing and services group within Sigma-Aldrich that focuses on high-purity inorganics for high technology applications, cell culture products and services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, biochemical production and the manufacturing of complex, multi-step organic synthesis of APIs and key intermediates. SAFC has manufacturing facilities around the world dedicated to providing manufacturing services for companies requiring a reliable partner to produce their custom manufactured materials. SAFC has four focus areas -- SAFC Pharma(TM), SAFC Supply Solutions(R), SAFC Biosciences(TM), and SAFC Hitech(TM) - and had annual sales of nearly $500 million in 2006. SAFC is one of the world's 10 largest fine chemical businesses. For more information about SAFC visit http://www.safcglobal.com.
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