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Lonza and Vertex work Co-invest in a New Production Plant

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Lonza are partnering in the production of a new facility. Both companies are working together to manufacture and support the production of Vertex’s experimental cell therapy VX-880 for Type 1 diabetes and a second candidate VX-264.

The companies are planning to co-invest in construction of a new facility in Portsmouth, NH which is planned to kick of later this year. Lonza is expected to employ up to 300 employees within a 130,000 square foot space.

This occurs six months after Lonza completes the expansion of two of its production facilities in Oregon, and five months after opening a new early development services lab in Cambridge, MA.

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