Posted on September 6th, 2012

PROjEN Helps Healthcare Giant Boost Business

PM PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire, has supported healthcare manufacturer Sanofi launch a multi-million pound manufacturing project at its Holmes Chapel site.

PROjEN has been instrumental in assisting Sanofi in the development of an existing manufacturing process to produce a brand new asthma inhaler.

Drug developer SkyePharma has invested £5m to help build a facility for the manufacture of Flutiform, a new type of aerosol inhaler which received European approval earlier this month and which will be prescribed to patients aged 12 and over and to adults whose symptoms are not adequately controlled by other available medications.

PROjEN was involved at the introductory stage and helped Sanofi with a multitude of process modification, improvements and enhancements. The work carried out by PROjEN contributed to the project being delivered on time and on budget with minimal impact on the existing Aerosols processes.

PROjEN’s Managing Director Martin Seabrook commented:

“We are delighted to be in involved in this ground breaking development programme and to work closely with one of the leading and most innovative healthcare manufacturers in the world. Our links with Sanofi go back some years and we have developed a great working relationship with them. We look forward to building on this foundation as we assist with future projects.”

It is understood that the dedicated Flutiform workforce is expected to double over the next few years as demand increases for the drug. Sanofi’s Holmes Chapel Site will be the sole Global Manufacturing site for Flutiform.

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