Lonza Biologics, Inc. will expand its facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The company plans to add up to 1,000 jobs and up to one million square-feet of space. The company currently employs 800 at the facility where it primarily focuses on contract manufacturing.
According to the company’s website the production site in Portsmouth, which has 625 employees, “has significant expertise in the field of mammalian cell culture and cGMP custom manufacturing and is active in the large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals.”
“Portsmouth is a custom manufacturer of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins using mammalian cell culture for mammalian biopharmaceutical. The facility has been in cGMP manufacture since 1996 and is dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers. The setup and performance of projects teams with experts from Lonza and our customers working together is unmatched in the industry,” the company said.
“We are thrilled that Lonza will be making a major additional investment in New Hampshire and adding more jobs to our local economy,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “This decision by Lonza is a great testament to New Hampshire’s business friendly environment and the skill and commitment of our workforce. I look forward to working closely with our State team and Lonza officials to see this expansion through to completion.”
“Lonza is already a valued member of the New Hampshire business community,” said Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs. “This additional investment will create a more than 40-acre campus for the company and reinforces the vitality of the life sciences sector here in New Hampshire,” noted Caswell.
The Governor’s office and the Department of Business and Economic Affairs collaborated with many State and local partners including the Department of Environmental Services, the Business Finance Authority, the City of Portsmouth, and the Pease Development Authority to pitch New Hampshire as a prime location for Lonza’s expansion plans.