The treatment of millions of seriously ill patients worldwide depends on the safe and reliable production of biologic medicines, which are administered by injection or intravenously. A worldwide leader in biologics manufacturing, Amgen has an outstanding track record of reliably delivering high-quality medicines to patients who need them. Significant skill, experience, vigilance and commitment are critical to help ensure the quality of a biologic medicine each time a new batch is made. At Amgen, robust quality control and a reliable supply of medicines for patients are every bit as important as scientific innovation.
AMGEN DUN LAOGHAIRE (ADL)
Winner of Pharma Industry Company of the Year 2016
Winner of Biopharma Company of the Year 2016
ADL is a 37,000 square metre aseptic operations facility, specialising in secondary manufacturing activities – formulation, fill, Lyophilisation and packaging. The ADL site also includes laboratories and cold chain warehouse capabilities
There is a strong culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the plant
We are proud of our award-winning environmental sustainability programme
Amgen is developing the capability to produce over 90% of its medicines in Dun Laoghaire, helping to ensure continuity of supply of our medicines as we expand internationally
ABOUT THE EXPANSION PROJECT
Understanding the fundamental biological mechanisms of disease is a defining feature of When Amgen purchased the Dun Laoghaire site it undertook a significant expansion programme.
A new production module PM3 (8,641 square metres) was constructed
A cold chain warehouse (3,057 square metres) was added as an extension of the existing warehouse
Internal refurbishment of areas within existing building was also undertaken
New state of the art packaging facilities were introduced
Over 400 construction and contract jobs were created to support the expansion project
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme reflects our desire as a company to make a positive difference to people’s lives. Making that positive difference is ingrained in Amgen’s business and culture and our corporate social responsibility efforts form a vital part of what we do and what we stand for.
Meet Our People
As a Senior Associate Plant Quality Assurance who provides real time QA front line support to ensure delivery of high quality drug products to patients, I get to work closely with manufacturing to understand and prevent events. Each product we manufacture is important to patients and I love the fact that I get to contribute to ensuring the products are safe and effective.
Amgen is a pioneer for biotech products with promising therapeutic product pipeline that would help transform patients’ lives. The company’s reputation and overall core values are what attracted me to work for Amgen.
The culture at Amgen is patient focused in line with our mission “to serve patient. It’s such a delight working with so many talented and knowledgeable professionals and knowing there are opportunities for career development with great benefits.
—— Tomilola Allen – Taylor, Senior Associate, Plant Quality Assurance
I work as a Sr Manager in the Engineering function for Amgen at our Dun Laoghaire site. I am lucky enough to work with a diverse cross section of highly talented engineers and scientists across multiple disciplines supporting our processes and equipment. The work is varied, challenging and I am constantly learning, growing and gaining new experiences.
I was initially attracted to Amgen by their commitment to developing therapies at the very forefront of science and innovation. Our medicines improve the lives of millions of people around the world and I take great pride and satisfaction in knowing that I play a small part in manufacturing these medicines and improving patients’ lives.
—— Mark Quinlan, Sr Manager, Engineering and Validation