FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, a world-leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that it plans to build in Holly Springs the largest end-to-end cell culture CDMO biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in North America.
The $2 billion project is historic, because it will be the largest life sciences investment ever in the state of North Carolina, putting Holly Springs and Wake County on the map as a leading site for life sciences growth in the country.
“The FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies announcement is transformational for our region, and the entire state, marking this one of the largest investments ever in North Carolina,” said Adrienne Cole, president and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber. “Not only does the announcement signal great confidence in our community, but also a strong commitment to the long-term success of our economy.”
The large-scale manufacturing facility will bring 725 high-quality jobs for scientists, quality control workers and supply chain experts. Construction of the new manufacturing facility, which will be located at Oakview Innovation Business Campus, is scheduled to begin immediately. When it opens in 2025, the facility will develop, produce, package and ship medicines approved by the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory bodies across the country and around the world.
"This announcement represents true collaboration and partnership at the local and state level to ensure the expansion of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies in Wake County," said Michael Haley, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development and Senior Vice President of the Raleigh Chamber. "FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is one of the most innovative companies in the world and we are pleased to help the company expand on the groundbreaking and lifesaving work they are doing. The company is a true model of what success can look like in the region. FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ commitment to our economy and dedication to workforce development represent a new day in economic development in Wake County."
To see the formal announcement from Governor Cooper, click here.