Secretary of State for Wales marks new investment in Ipsen’s Neuroscience Centre of Excellence

WREXHAM, UK, 24 February 2022

Today, Simon Hart MP, Secretary of State for Wales, visited Ipsen Wrexham to inaugurate Ipsen’s most recent investment in its site for scientific development and neurotoxin manufacture. The Secretary of State was accompanied by Sarah Atherton, MP for Wrexham.

“A fascinating visit to Ipsen to learn about their new facility and the work they do. The UK’s life sciences industry is vitally important, and it’s wonderful to see investment coming into Wales, building on the talents of the workforce in Wrexham. Already Ipsen are exporting to over 90 countries from this site – a truly global operation,” comments Simon Hart MP, Secretary of State for Wales.

Ipsen’s Wrexham facility is a ‘neuroscience centre of excellence’ that undertakes Research and Development (R&D) and manufacturing to create medicines to treat neurological conditions. Ipsen recently made an investment of £24 million into the site to build a new flexible drug product manufacturing facility. The Secretary of State for Wales and Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton were invited to take a tour of the in-development facility, learn more about Wrexham’s potential as a hub for UK life sciences and innovation, and meet senior leaders from Ipsen.

“We were delighted to welcome the Secretary of State and Sarah Atherton MP to Ipsen to show them around our facility and discuss our ambitions for the future. Wrexham is home to a highly-skilled workforce of approximately 400 colleagues, and we are all pleased and proud of the work that has led to this latest investment in the site. We have great ambition for Ipsen in Wrexham and we are exploring further potential expansion of the site in the future” comments Matthias Krieger, VP Manufacturing Site at Wrexham, Ipsen.

“Having long been a supporter of Ipsen and their brilliant and innovative work, I was thrilled to visit again to hear about their ‘Neuroscience Centre of Excellence’. This new facility will be a huge boost for local jobs and the regional economy and I am so pleased that Ipsen have chosen, once again, to invest in our town. Wrexham is home to many exciting and thriving businesses, Ipsen being one of them, and this is another vote of confidence in all that we have to offer as a place to do business,” comments Sarah Atherton MP.

Due to expansion and increased global demand for its products, Ipsen Wrexham is actively recruiting new talent and currently has a number of exciting career opportunities available in many areas of the Wrexham based business, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Science & Technology (MS&T), R&D and Finance.

To find out more about career opportunities at Ipsen, visit: www.careers.ipsen.com/us/en

 

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Notes to editors:

 

The Ipsen Wrexham site currently houses around 400 Ipsen colleagues, including a unique team of scientists focused on developing a range of scientifically-advanced, high-quality processes and methodologies required for the manufacture and supply of clinical products across the Ipsen Biologics portfolio. Ipsen Wrexham is a global site, producing products that are exported to over 90 countries around the world.

The Wrexham facility is the first Ipsen site to use 100% renewable power, but by 2025 Ipsen aspires for the site to support the production and export of medicines across the world in a highly sustainable manner.

 

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