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Eisai strengthens in-house production function for anti-cancer drugs

24 December 2020 | News

Completes construction of the 5th manufacturing building at kawashima industrial park in japan

Image Caption: Kawashima Industrial Park

Image Caption: Kawashima Industrial Park

Eisai Co., Ltd. has announced that it has completed construction of the 5th manufacturing building at the Kawashima Industrial Park located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

The 5th manufacturing building is a facility specifically designated for formulating anti-cancer drugs (total floor area: approximately 4,500m2). Since anti-cancer drugs are highly active, this building is designed to make it possible to manufacture anti-cancer agents more safely, with various preventive features for controlling highly active substances, such as preventing cross-contamination of agents and exposure to workers.

Eisai plans to manufacture its in-house discovered and developed anti-cancer agent Lenvima®, which are in increasing demand worldwide, at this facility from FY2021. The company has also secured space for further installation of manufacturing equipment for other anti-cancer drugs within this building. The total investment for the construction of the 5th manufacturing building is approximately 5 billion yen.

The Kawashima Industrial Park, opened in 1966, is Eisai’s global pharmaceutical manufacturing base. In addition, this Industrial Park is a role model factory for our global production activities, where we are making new progresses such as utilizing digital technology and new technologies.

With the completion of the 5th manufacturing building, Eisai will further expand the stable supply system of high-quality pharmaceuticals in Japan, and continues further contribution to improve the benefits of patients and their families in Japan and around the world.

Main facilities:

(1) The 5th manufacturing building

(2) Pilot Plant

(3) The 4th manufacturing building

(4) The 3rd manufacturing building

(5) Japanese-style Garden

(6) Naito Museum of Pharmaceutical Science and Industry

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