Pfizer completes acquisition of Hospira

September 4, 2015 10:55 AM

Pfizer Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Hospira, Inc.

“We are pleased that Hospira, the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and a global leader in biosimilars, is now part of Pfizer. We want to welcome our new Hospira colleagues to Pfizer. We are excited to add their talents and proud of the shared commitment of all Pfizer colleagues to serving patients worldwide,” said Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer, Pfizer.

Pfizer’s Global Established Pharmaceutical (GEP) business now has a leadership position in the large and growing sterile injectables category, with a robust portfolio of both generic and branded products. In addition, GEP has significantly advanced its biosimilars business with a broadened portfolio of marketed products and pipeline assets, which will benefit from Pfizer’s best-in-class capabilities in monoclonal antibody development and manufacturing. The global market for biosimilars is estimated to be approximately $20 billion in 2020. Pfizer is now poised to use its commercial capabilities, global scale, scientific expertise and manufacturing prowess, which now includes two of the largest sterile injectable manufacturing facilities in the world, to maximize the global potential of its enhanced GEP portfolio of sterile injectables, biosimilars and medication management systems.

“Pfizer and Hospira are now one unified team providing patients with access to one of the broadest and most diverse portfolios of difficult-to-manufacture, life-saving sterile injectable products in the industry. Together, we are also a leading global biosimilars company with a robust pipeline, best-in-class development capabilities and extensive real-world commercialization experience. We can also deliver novel capabilities through our medication management systems business,” said John Young, group president, Global Established Pharmaceutical business.

Hospira, Inc. is now a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. The combination of local Pfizer and Hospira entities may be pending in various jurisdictions and integration is subject to completion of various local legal and regulatory steps.

Source: Pfizer

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