Gore Expands Its PharmBIO Business
Elkton, MD (August 3, 2011) – As part of Gore's expansion plans, Gore PharmBIO Products is combining a portfolio of products sold into the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life science markets. This integration of products will focus and expand the business by unifying sales, operations, quality and technical support functions.
"The reorganization will connect our core technologies, capabilities and competencies with the needs of drug and non-implantable device manufacturers. This will allow us to develop next generation products that solve problems for our customers, based on our deep understanding of fitness for use and what the customer values," says Terri Kelly, CEO.
Gore PharmBIO Products markets filtration media, vents for non-implantable medical devices, tubing, and components used in single-use bioprocessing. Gore has manufactured many of these products for over 20 years. Gore is also developing a number of new products and technologies that will be commercialized in the next few years. By leveraging their fluoropolymer knowledge and expertise, Gore expects to solve significant industry challenges.
As part of the expansion and continuous improvement effort, Gore plans to operate under an ISO 13485 system and relevant pharmaceutical cGMPs. This new quality system will better enable Gore to meet future customer needs, including the ever increasing regulatory requirements for suppliers. The start of integrated operations is expected to begin in early 2012.
About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1958, Gore is an uniquely creative, technology-driven company that serves a variety of global markets. Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for electronics, industrial, consumer, pharmaceuticals and healthcare markets. With sales of approximately $3 billion, the company is headquartered in Newark, Delaware, and employs approximately 9,500 associates in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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