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PCI Pharma Services Announces the Closing of Its Acquisition of LSNE

PCI Pharma Services | December 15, 2021

PCI Pharma Services Announces the Closing of Its Acquisition of LSNE
PCI Pharma Services a leading global contract development and manufacturing organizatio announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. a premier contract development and manufacturing organization headquartered in Bedford, New Hampshire.

This acquisition is a key step for PCI, as LSNE will expand PCI’s breadth of services as a global CDMO, building on its expertise in specialty manufacturing, clinical trial supply and pharmaceutical packaging. PCI is now able to offer integrated large and small molecule solutions for its clinical and commercial clients, including global manufacturing capabilities in complex formulations, high potency, sterile fill-finish, and lyophilization, an important manufacturing process commonly used with injectable and biologic therapies.

Founded in 1997, LSNE has an impressive history of serving global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. LSNE is differentiated by its high-quality cGMP aseptic fill-finish capabilities, and expertise in and ability to scale lyophilization. LSNE brings to PCI five FDA-approved facilities in the U.S.  and Europe with a sixth expecting approval early in the new year. The closing of this acquisition, along with the capital commitments for significant capacity expansion and PCI’s recently announced construction of a New England Clinical Center of Excellence, will also help create a centralized hub for its Northeast clients.

The injectable CDMO market is a high-growth segment outpacing the overall pharmaceutical outsourcing market and PCI is making significant investments, like this acquisition, to respond to the evolving industry landscape. This is PCI’s fourth acquisition in three years, reinforcing the company’s commitment to add new capabilities and scale to help its clients continue bringing life-changing therapies to patients all over the world.

About PCI Pharma Services
PCI is a leading global CDMO, providing clients with integrated end-to-end drug development, manufacturing and packaging capabilities that increase their products’ speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 50 successful product launches each year and over five decades in the healthcare services business. We currently have 30 sites across seven countries and over 4,300 employees that work to bring life-changing therapies to patients. Leading technology and continued investment enable us to address global drug development needs throughout the entire product life cycle – from manufacturing capabilities through the clinical trial supply chain and into commercialization. Our clients view us as an extension of their business and a collaborative partner with the shared goal of improving patients’ lives.

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