Oct 16, 2009

Sterile Manufacturing Facility Wanted


We have received the following site search lead:

The Global Life Sciences Practice of Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by a global pharmaceutical company to locate a Sterile Manufacturing Facility for sale.

The specific production steps to be contained in the facility include formulation, de-pyrogenation, filtration, filling, stoppering, capping, terminal sterilization, packaging and labeling. Production outputs will include vials (10 – 500 ml) and plastic and glass syringes. In addition, the facility should include a QC lab(s) and associated office, warehouse and utility areas. The facility needs to be located in North America in the size range of 75,000 – 150,000 square feet and constructed within the past 15 years. Operating facilities will be considered with an appropriate transition period to be determined.

A further definition of any facility infrastructure, facility attributes or equipment was requested and a consultant replied "that we just hope people see we are looking for a nearly ready to go facility, like-kind facility .... hence the reason for the defining of the process." Their client is not considering green fields, build-to-suits or retro-fits. And, the client is not interested in sharing a facility, but, if the current facility user is planning to close down operations, their client is willing to wait for that company to scale down its operations. There is no formal timeline on the site selection process. They are not able to estimate at this time the number of workers that would be employed at a new facility.

For communities with buildings that closely match the specifications, please provide information on the facility via e-mail to
david.pierson@illinois.gov.

Thank you,


Dave Pierson
Economic Development Representative
IL Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-1346
Fax: 312-814-5247
E-mail: david.pierson@illinois.gov