Volume 92 Issue 25 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 23, 2014

Novasep To Build Vietnam's First Sorbitol Plant

Vietnam: Custom pharmaceutical maker will team up with a local partner in response to a government push to promote drug industry
Department: Business
Keywords: Vietnam, sorbitol, EPC, drug accessibility, excipient, IP

Custom pharmaceutical maker Novasep will team up with a local partner to build Vietnam’s first plant to manufacture the drug ingredient sorbitol. The project is coming together soon after Vietnam’s adoption of a new strategy to promote local production of pharmaceuticals.

Novasep will build the 20,000-metric-ton-per-year facility in Tay Ninh province, north of Ho Chi Minh City. Although the French firm is mostly a custom manufacturer of drug ingredients, its industrial biotech business . . .

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