Eisai opens new U.S. headquarters
WOODCLIFF, N.J. Eisai held a ceremony to commemorate the opening of its new U.S. corporate headquarters in New Jersey.
The building is three stories tall and provides the company 209,000 square feet of space and capacity for more than 700 people. Eisai will relocate 300 employees to this site and will use the rest of the space for ongoing expansion and anticipated future growth.
“This new office supports other Eisai efforts in the United States, such as Eisai’s construction of a new 65,000 square-foot facility for future production and research and development formulation of oncology products in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and the addition of a 150,000 square-foot, basic discovery research facility at Eisai Research Institute of Boston in Andover, Mass.,” said Hajime Shimizu, president, Eisai Corporation of North America, and chairman and chief executive officer of Eisai.
Pharma, biotech companies in line of wildfires
SAN DIEGO With the wildfires still blazing in areas across San Diego, such pharma and biotech companies as Pfizer are preparing for closures and even evacuations of some of their facilities, according to drugresearcher.com.
Pfizer’s La Jolla research and development site is a 33.5-acre campus, with facilities covering more than 1 million square feet, including Pfizer’s vaccines research and The Pfizer Incubator, a new facility where the company is financing life science start-ups. The HIV drug Viracept is produced at the site, as well as new treatments for cancer and diseases of the eye.
Across San Diego County, there are more than 500 life science companies employing more than 36,000 people, according to industry association Biocom. The companies range from small biotechs to some of the biggest names in drug development, such as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amgen, Biogen Idec, Genentech and Pfizer. Between them, they generate more than $23 million for the economy every day.
Pharmacy OneSource ranks in Deloitte’s top 100
BELLEVUE, Wash. Pharmacy OneSource has been ranked number 84 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. The company grew 2011 percent in fiscal revenue from 2002-2006, which was the time period used to measure each company’s ranking.
“We enjoy our strong relationship with pharmacy professionals and the opportunity it brings to stay intimate with their needs,” said Keith Streckenbach, chief strategy officer. “This knowledge, combined with excellent hires, has catalyzed our growth.”
Pharmacy OneSource was also ranked sixth on the Washington State Technology Fast 50, which ranks the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Washington State.