BioMarin Pharmaceutical is a US headquartered biotechnology company with an Irish operation located at Shanbally, Co. Cork. Production of biologics is planned to commence at the Shanbally plant in 2017. The company already has a cGMP manufacturing plant in California and acquired a Shanbally facility in 2011. Biomarin is a world leader in developing and commercialising innovative biopharmaceuticals for rare diseases driven by genetic causes.
Callaghan Engineering is providing process engineering services to revamp their pressure and gravity drainage systems in order to facilitate future production processes. Initial works involved a front end study to develop a scope of work. This was followed by detailed engineering design with the project scheduled for completion in June 2016.
Janssen Pharmaceutical, part of Johnson & Johnson, is a pharmaceutical company with bases in Little Island (API) and Barnahely (Biologics), Co. Cork.
Their products are sold throughout the world to other Janssen and third party companies, where they are further processed into tablets, creams, or injectable dosage forms. These finished products are used in the treatment of a range of psychiatric, gastro intestinal and fungal disorders.
Callaghan Engineering have worked with Janssen on many process and infrastructure related projects over the past 15 years. These projects have ranged from small to medium facility upgrades to a large dryer installation containing specialist charging and discharging facilities. All projects have been completed within a live manufacturing plant.
Established in Ireland since 1964, Bristol Myers Squibb is a bulk pharmaceuticals manufacturer with two plants operating in Ireland.
The company’s bulk products are shipped to BMS finishing plants around the world where they are used as ingredients in the production of tablets and capsules.
Having successfully completed a number of previous assignments for BMS, Callaghan Engineering provided the front end study, detailed design and construction management for the refurbishment of a cGMP dryer suite within the limitations of existing structures.
The site works were completed in a critical production shut down window and undertaken on a twenty four seven basis.