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FDA OKs Genzyme plant in Massachusetts


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new manufacturing plant that will be operated by drug maker Genzyme.

Genzyme said the plant, located in Framingham, Mass., will help the company continue the production of Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta), a Fabry disease treatment, so that patients can be return to the full dosing levels (1 mg/kg).

“We are very pleased with the FDA approval of our Framingham plant as we continue our manufacturing recovery and path forward to serve the Fabry patient community,” Genzyme president and CEO David Meeker said. “With this approval, we continue upon our 2012 plan to restore unconstrained supply for all patients globally throughout the course of the year.”

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