RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has made more than $350 million worth of capital investments throughout its U.S. operations this year, in order to further bolster its drug discovery, development and manufacturing capabilities. Privately-held, family-owned Boehringer Ingelheim continues to grow by improving its state-of-the-art facilities and enhancing its research, development and manufacturing capabilities.
The latest investment is a 72,000 square-foot research and development facility at the company's U.S. headquarters in Ridgefield, Connecticut. When complete the $65 million facility will handle production of active pharmaceutical ingredients used in early development activities. Products developed here, if approved, move on to Boehringer Ingelheim's full-scale R&D facilities in Ohio and Virginia, as well as Germany and Italy.
"This new R&D facility will help generate life-saving drugs and improve the health of countless people. As new drug invention continues to be in short supply, I am pleased that Boehringer Ingelheim is expanding this critical work right here in Connecticut, helping to grow both jobs and healthcare," said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
"The ground-breaking research that will take place at this facility will put successful medical ideas to work for millions of additional patients, all while creating jobs here in Connecticut," Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said. "Congratulations to Boehringer Ingelheim on this new chapter. I look forward to our continued work together."
Other investment announcements by Boehringer Ingelheim in 2011 include:
In August, the company announced its investment in a new drug safety assessment building in Ridgefield, Conn. The $42 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2013 and will provide space for non-clinical safety studies.
The company's U.S. animal health busi
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