Runcorn is home to two Research & Development (R&D) centres developing sterile drug products and device technology, as well as the Sterile Training Academy; a centre of excellence for manufacturing, safety and compliance training.
Teva Runcorn is a key manufacturing site for Teva’s global operations network. It is an aseptic sterile site that manufactures and fills sterile products using aseptic forming; filling and sealing of plastic ampoules using Blow Fill Seal and pre-filled syringe technology.
Teva Runcorn employs around 500 people, working in roles encompassing everything from quality assurance, manufacturing operations, research and development, chemistry, engineering, microbiology, quality control & systems and packaging.
One area of the production site is dedicated to making pre-filled syringe medicines such as Teva’s innovative medicine Copaxone® (glatiramer acetate injection). Copaxone® is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) a condition affecting the central nervous system, which means it affects your nerves and it’s caused when your immune system isn’t working properly. MS is different for everyone and you can get symptoms in many parts of your body. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide1 and in the UK around 100,000 people have MS.2
In our state-of-the-art manufacturing site, we have created a safe, clean and professional environment, which operates to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Continuous improvement and using the principles of ‘Lean manufacturing’ (i.e. eliminating any steps in a process that are wasteful) keep the site efficient and profitable. This allows us to further develop our employees expertise and to streamline the efficiency of our processes.
The site in Runcorn is recognised as a market leader in the field of Blow Fill Seal and pre-filled syringe technology. To achieve this takes cross-functional cooperation, skilled talented employees and great teamwork, which is why we employ highly skilled, highly educated specialists, who by their nature, want to develop their own specialisms and lead their field to help people live better days.
To find jobs at Teva’s Runcorn site go to www.tevaruncornjobs.co.uk
1. National MS Society
2. MS Society UK https://www.mssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/MS%20in%20the%20UK%20%202018.pdf