North Augusta pharmaceutical supplier expanding again

来源:AUGUSTA ECONOMY  发布者:管理员  日期:2015-09-18  点击:424

A pharmaceutical supplier in North Augusta is adding 100 jobs over the next five years as part of an $18.8 million expansion.

AmbioPharm Inc. announced Wednesday that it will continue to expand its facilities in North Augusta Industrial Park. Last year, the company added space to its facilities in North Augusta and Shanghai, China.

The company makes peptides, which are amino acid chains that are used as active ingredients for pharmaceuticals. Between its North Augusta and Shanghai plants, it already employs 200 people.

AmbioPharm said it is planning to construct additional purification process manufacturing suites and a new headquarters building on the existing 32 acres it owns in North Augusta. In total, the new construction will add 40,000 square feet to its campus at 1024 Dittman Court.

The expansion is anticipated to be completed by the third quarter of 2018.

“Successful economic development is more than just bringing in new companies. The continued growth of our existing industries plays a large role in the success of our city and county,” said North Augusta Mayor Lark Jones.

AmbioPharm bought the former UCB Bioproducts facility in North Augusta in 2007.