Pfizer announced this week that it has formed a partnership with biologics research company Abzena and will acquire its manufacturing facility in Sanford, located near the Colon Road exit along U.S. 1 in the northern part of Lee County.
According to the companies, upon completion of the state-of-the-art facility on Enterprise Park Drive, Abzena and Pfizer’s CentreOne manufacturing organization will collaborate “to advance complex biologic products to market.” The facility, according to Pfizer, will have extensive capabilities for producing biologics (medications developed from blood, proteins, viruses or living organisms) and will allow provide additional manufacturing capacity for Pfizer.
The new site will mean an addition 200 jobs in Sanford by 2025 (300 employees total, including the current staff of 100), bringing Pfizer’s total workforce in the state to more than 4,500 employees. According to Pfizer, the site will employ experts in both biological pharmaceutical sciences and biological manufacturing, “enabling Pfizer to offer a comprehensive co-development capability.” Since 2017, Pfizer has invested more than $5 billion to support the ongoing growth of its manufacturing footprint in the U.S., with $1.4 billion invested in North Carolina.
“Biologics continue to be an integral part of Pfizer’s pipeline and this acquisition will expand our research, clinical and commercial manufacturing capacity and help us accelerate the development of our pipeline products as well as support our Pfizer CentreOne customers,” said Mike McDermott, chief global supply officer and executive vice president at Pfizer. “This site is located near our existing Rocky Mount and Sanford manufacturing sites, enabling access to turn-key services spanning large molecule drug substance through fill finish. We’re excited to welcome the site into our manufacturing network as we continue to enhance our expertise and offerings.”
Matt Stober, Abzena’s CEO, said, “I am very proud of the facility and our colleagues who worked tirelessly in its construction, and we look forward to building our future collaboration with Pfizer.”
The transaction is expected to close this spring. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Anything for a Job. How about clean water, real food and clean air! Making so called cures out off blood from who knows what is about as unwise as it gets. This is only going to lesson the population. Nothing new under the sun. X U.S. Paratrooper
I can tell you right now that Pfizer doesn’t give a damn about you, your family, or the public. They only care about their bottom line and if they meet their market projections.They are a terrible company to be employed by, and now they are so ‘woke” it’s not even funny. I can’t wait to see them shut down, and every single manufacturing person able to move on to a better career. The managers and directors can struggle and go to hell as far as I’m concerned.
Somewhat bitter are you?Did you lose your job there?
Don’t forget, Pfizer was almost out of Lee County. The only reason they are here now is because their attempt to buy AstraZeneca in 2014 fell apart. Had Pfizer been successful they would have reincorporate overseas (U.K.) primarily for taxation reasons. Pfizer’s love (investment) for Lee County was only announced after the AstraZeneca deal fell through. Up until then Pfizer had regular layoffs between 2008-2013 until only a minimum of employees were left.
I am sure the posters here are aware that Pfizer recently announced a major investment in it’s biologics manufacturing in Ireland. Once that facility is operational there will be layoffs here.
I think Pfizer needs to be investigated by someone with some ethics in our government, but that is few and far between.
I agree but pfizer has the government in their pocket. That’s how they get away with all the shit they do. Plus, they are one of the biggest contributors to Cooper and the Democratic party. Nothing against the Dems as a whole, but alot of them are just crooked worthless pieces of human shit.
The Republicans have been in charge of NC since 2010. Pretty sure a company like Pfizer is giving more money to the ones who are in charge.
This news story is being suppressed. Query “Jordan Tristan Walker”. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio sent Pfizer Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Dr. Albert Bourla a letter 3 days ago.
Seen that video and that does mean anything when the media is controlled by one entity. In this world you are allowed to be a fooled if you’re a fool. Not saying you are. Fox, CNN, MSN, ABC,NBC,CBS on and on. All the same story’s! Why is there not different story’s on the news? Divide and conquer and order through chaos. I just laugh at this, because many take this seriously and its not worth anything, not told anything that will help the Human Race except the weather and we do not need the bad news for that.
Define “Woke” please. I see people using that term, but I am not sure they know what it means.
You define “woke”. I know the context in which I meant it and so do you. Either contribute something useful to the conversation, or shut the hell up.
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, here is the definition of “Woke” : aware of and actively attentive to important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice).
So you are accusing a company of being “aware” and “attentive” to important issues affecting our society today.
That seems to be an odd thing to be angry about, that is unless, as someone else wondered, you were possibly fired for saying or doing something that goes against where society is today.
I’m beginning to understand the anger.
WOKE at Pfizer means giving preferential treatment in all areas to BAME employees at the expense of more qualified White employees. In this way, White employees are made to pay for the racial and social injustices their ancestors practiced. BAME employees love this policy as it just gives them another free ride in life. Good for BAME employees, but very bad for patients unlucky enough to be prescribed Pfizer medicines.
Shanika – I’m curious. What do you consider preferential treatment? Maybe give some examples. Is it promotions? What are the BAME employees doing that is bad for patients? What are you doing there to keep patients safe? It feels like you are trying to say something, but you’re skating around your real issue. Please enlighten us.
So many morons
So much anger
Facts R Fun. First thing is you need to keep you opinions to yourself…especially when you have no clue what the hell you are talking about. Got that clear? If not, here it is again. Keep your opinion to yourself!
And since you like to think your funny defend the fact that you used a dictionary to define a made up feel good term to appeal to the sensitive masses, but you failed to point out that when Pfizer came out with their vaccine, they LEGALLY had the definition of what a vaccine was called so they could be the very first to rush it to market. Yeah, now pay attention here cause this is where common sense and business practices come into play.
Pfizer could not LEGALLY market their “vaccine” even under emergency public use because the product marketed was in direct violation to what a vaccine was even defined as. So they fought to have the very definition of the word vaccine CHANGED so they could market their product. In doing so , the company Pfizer made over $81 BILLION dollars in profit in 2021. Yeah, read that statement again and let it sink in. The “Follow the Science” bullshit they kept promoting was just that, bullshit. The are an economic driven company, not a healthcare company. They do not care about you, your health, or your families health. Since you are so high and mighty and like to judge others, again when you have no idea what the hell your talking about. How would you feel to know that Pfizer knew their “vaccine” was ineffective against Covid. They flat out knew it, and still marketed it to the public. Yeah, real reputable company you bow down to.
You mentioned that I am angry because I went against what society is for today. Curious as to what that is? Is it blindly following advice by a company that refuses to release efficacy data? Is it questioning the almighty Pharmaceutical industry that invented Phen-Phen and killed over 400 people because their product was tainted and posed a known health risk but they released it anyway? Or since you will not come right out and say it because your chicken shit…is it because you believe I’m unvaccinated? Go on and let’s discuss what you believe I’m angry about. And I will answer your question that your too afraid to ask. Yes, I’m completely unvaccinated. I got Covid at the very beginning and was knocked on my ass for about 2 weeks. My body’s immune system fought it like it was supposed to, and I recovered. I was exposed about 6 more times, worked DIRECTLY with a person who was positive, and took their “test” and came back negative every single time. My immune system did it’s job…without the vaccine.I’m not an antivaxxer by any means. If you chose to take it, Pfizer thanks you for your money and trust in them. I refuse flat out to take something just because it’s recommended by a Pharma company, especially one with a track record as bad a Pfizer’s.Oh and just in case you and the other posted known as “meme” are wondering, as if it’s anyone’s business, I’m very employed.I have never been fired from a single job in my life. I’m in the exact same industry that Pfizer is in, only I work for a reputable company. Any other questions?
Still angry are you? And a bully, too.
I’m not angry at all! I’m just sick and tired of assholes like you and others sticking their noses where it doesn’t belong and thinking they know something about everything when they don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground. And as far as being a bully, not at all. Your probably just an overly sensitive woman who started her cycle so your feelings are hurt. Do you want some chocolate?
Angry and a bully? These words are everywhere and programming of the Bio-electrical battery and antenna which the human body is proven by another word that is thrown out there SCIENCE all depends on who’s science your talking about. MANDATES ARE LEADING TO SLAVERY WAKE UP! This Jab is a Bioweapon. Left and right wing is the same Federal Reserve Family Bankster Cartel Bird. Ancient bird this is! Opinion to your self is why this Bankster cartel now owns most of the world and buying the world. This will lead to two tiered society like most of human existence this is a small window of time when you look at human existence. Small club owns most everything and many people have no idea who or what the club is and many books are out there. Media is owned by one entity! No investigating reporters they all read from a teleprompter. Cannot convince someone that is not interested in the truth. These people are sheeple that get eaten by wolves, sheep dog and shepherd. You want to be a sheep so be it. Sheep have no opinion, everyone loves sheep tastes great. X U.S. Paratrooper
I think the anger question is answered. Haha. I never disagreed about Pfizer being huge corporate entity that is really only concerned about making money. You just brought up covid, so that wasn’t even in my thoughts.
I was questioning the term “woke” that you used. I see ignorant and backward people using that term often. They seem to think it is a negative. Now I’m not claiming that you are both. I just provided the official definition as a public service to educate you.
Now that you know, you are no longer ignorant to the meaning. It’s up to you if you choose to be backward by continuing to use the term as a pejorative in the future.
BTW, I couldn’t care less if you have been vaccinated or if you have had covid.
I’m not a physician, but sleep deprivation could be contributing to the anger of CanUsmellit. I notice he posted at 2:08 am.
Way to try and save face. I always knew the meaning of that stupid term and how it is used. You educated yourself and you try to be humorous but fail miserably at every turn. And yes, morons like you who parade the fact that you are vaxxed do care about those of us who used our rights to not take a worthless shot that has been proven time and time again to do jack shit. Hope you feel accomplished and pushed your twisted narrative to all your family and friends so you could ” save their lives.” And the only one who is backwards and ignorant is you, and you probably always will be because your a sheep who follows what they are told is best for them without questioning anything. If you want to have a discussion about something, humble yourself and ask a polite question. If I think it’s worth my time or effort to reply I will. Don’t try to be funny or think your being clever because your coming off like a complete asshole.
Why are you rambling on about vaccines, and whether I care about your status? Read the next sentence very carefully. I DO NOT CARE about your vaccine status.
What I find interesting is that since you always knew the actual meaning of the term “woke”, you choose to use it incorrectly. It’s like you’re trying to look ignorant.
Anger management needed ? ?
Sounds like a bunch of people that their parents let them do and say whatever they wanted….and never had a good ass shopping… pathetic. Just a bunch of internet gangsters. Talk trash behind a monitor/keyboard. But what you say on here…you won’t say it to the person’s face.
Dude, you don’t bring someone’s parents into a conversation. That’s not cool. And did you mean ass whooping? Not sure what ass shopping is, but I’m interested….lol
If CanYouSmellIt is indeed employed, I think it’s safe to say it is with an employer that does not put a lot of emphasis on a well-developed vocabulary. Each of his posts consists of juvenile profanities that immediately remove any possible credibility.
If he voluntarily publishes that kind of comments, I feel sorry for him. Poor angry white man who is finding out that he has no relevance in this world. What a shame.
pfizer proud. i will defend pfizer, they are a world class company that cares deeply for those that use there medicine. one of our core values is breakthoughs that chang peoples lives. that rule is follow with every batch we make. secondly the good money that pfizer paids it employees is reinvested by in our cities and towns when we go shopping.
Your core “values” are a joke and you know it. Your underpaid for what the market dictates but won’t complain because you were told that it’s right in line with the industry standards.
Your CEO flat out admitted the “vaccine” was worthless but had to get their fair share of the market. A “vaccine” does not need boosters, never had and never will! You changed the very definition of what a vaccine actually was to coincide with the “protection” the Covid shot offered, and still didn’t do jack shit to help people. Cooper is the best supporter of Pfizer, so a company with political affiliations have an agenda, which is considered a conflict of interest to the health and welfare of the community.
O.K, let’s see you defend the company now! I bet you still think your “family” to these ass-clowns!
Good morning Rocky,
I just wanted to let you know, you used the wrong “your” twice in your comment. Your second and last use of “your” should have been “you’re” instead of “your” since what you’re trying to say is “you are underpaid” and “you are ‘family’”.
It’s a simple mistake. Hope this helps. 🙂
Imagine how awful the job market in this area would be without these companies around. All the knuckle dragging rednecks would be making $8 an hour. Like it or not, these companies have made your lives better. Are they profit driven monsters? Absolutely. But the alternative for Lee county is awfully damn bleak without them. If you are “loyal” to your employer or a “good employee who goes above and beyond”, well, you are a dummy. Do the work, take the money, be ready to make a move at any minute. Thats reality.
The Job market would be better without these corporate small town Mom and Pop crushers. Quietly laughing I have been across and around the country a few times and this is a monopoly came to N.C. during the plan-demic from Washington State and cash was the only way to buy and who do you think I was biding against? Banksters…I’m not angry at all. I have prepared long ago and let the whole system crash because its been propped up for years. No free market this market is managed and when you see the mechanisms makes possible to manipulate the system yourself. Brainwashing is rampant and I’m just waiting to capitalize from this managed system that is planned to fail. Stay away from the Caduceus and thrive. Good day fellow Sanfordians. X U.S. Paratrooper
This sounds like an AI bot that sat next to an infowars broadcast generated comment. Exactly what any of this word salad means, I’m not so sure. Good luck dude.
Like it or not, Quietly laughing gives an accurate assessment. It really wasn’t that long ago that there were no options to make a decent living within 30 miles of Sanford. Yeah, you could scrape by, but that’s about it.
I don’t know about all this Illuminati/World Bank/Bio-Weapons/Q-Anon/Alex Jones crap that got pulled into this. Hey, if it’s true, and it’s that wide-spread, there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. May as well buckle your silly ass up and enjoy the ride.
precious little imp….so your one of those kinds of dipshits huh? Can’t do anything useful except look up stuff on the internet to feel like your smart or something. Your a waste and not worth the time.
Oh not at all Rocky. I’m just here to help. Proper grammar and word use are very important when leaving comments to make sure that you’re getting your point across accurately.
Also, you used the wrong “your” again in your comment. All three of your “your”s should have been “you’re” since you’re trying to say “you are one of those” and “ feel like you are smart” and “you are a a waste”.
One more thing, when you use ellipses, the …, it is advised you leave a space after the final period if you are going to create a new sentence. You also don’t need a fourth period after using them.
I hope this helps. 🙂
Precious little Imp. Your not funny, or clever with your grammatical corrections, just so you know. And before your correct someone on the use of ellipses in a sentence, you may want to Google check how they are used, because you are completely wrong. Also the use of “your” and “you’re” have been interluded to be the same depending on the structure and intent of the person, so again, wrong. Maybe try commenting on the responses instead of thinking your funny by correcting a person’s grammar. And before you get your panties in a bunch, I have been a teacher for over 50 years and have authored three books personally, so I believe that I am more qualified than you to deconstruct a person’s sentence. Just a little nugget of information for you to think about before you try to challenge a person in the future.
I hope this helps.
So all you die hard Pfizer dumbasses. Do you care to explain why your Director of Research and Development was caught on tape stating that they are actively using gain-of-function research for Covid? Last time I checked that was completely illegal and immoral but you guys put your faith in Pfizer and their claims they have your best interest and health in mind. The ONLY thing Pfizer cares about is YOUR MONEY and how they can profit off your death! Wake the fuck up people before it’s too late.
I can hardly wait for assholes like Little IMP, and Max would like to respond to these FACTS! Oh wait I already know how. They both will ignore them because they don’t believe anything not said by a Liberal pussy or the almighty Fucking Pharma assholes.
Geezus… This comment section is as good as the article itself. Kudos to The Rant for a job well done!!
Now all the pieces are falling together.
Pfizer is working with liberals to create a super-virus through “Gain of function research”. As that virus spreads, killing all the anti-vaxxers, the jabbed liberals gain super-powers akin to Spiderman. The world is cleansed of those opposed to science, and is filled with super hero’s willing to fight for those less fortunate and minorities.
What is the problem?
besides your idiotic, stupid self-serving comment. How about that Pharma companies, including the almighty Pfizer you guys seem to bend over for, are now refusing to refund cancelled orders to the tune of over $1.4 BILLION! Since the “fakedemic” has ended no one needs the “life saving jab” since it didn’t do fucking shit to start with, they have been instructed to refund money on all pre-orders, and are flat out refusing to comply. And yes, that does include your so called minorities your so wiling to fight for (in theory only because everyone knows you wouldn’t do shit for someone less fortunate than yourself. Your a grandstander and that’s all, and you know it.) No response huh? typical.
I sit here this afternoon enjoying two things. One is a plate of pasta, and the other is you screaming at clouds as they pass you by.