Mexico City, Mexico
Five years after Octapharma entered the Mexican market, the Group decided to start manufacturing Factor VIII and albumin in the country using plasma Fraction V supplied by Octapharma's European plants. Accordingly, a production site was built between 1999 and 2001 in order to perform the second viral inactivation (heat treatment) and incubation steps.
In 2003, Octapharma purchased a plant from Probifa SA, which produced a limited range of plasma derivatives, mainly albumin, for the local market. Located in the northwest of Mexico City, the plant was converted to perform the second viral inactivation and incubation steps to also produce Factor VIII and albumin from Fraction V supplied by Octapharma's European plants. The products are analysed and released for the Mexican market by the company's Quality Control Department and Qualified Person. Octapharma S.A de C.V. is today the only producer of blood derivatives in Mexico.
In 2009 the plasma storage area was completely renovated. The plant now has storage capacity for frozen plasma for a self-sufficiency project already ongoing for Mexico, thus providing plasma derivatives for the country from its own plasma.
The plant currently covers an area of approximately 5,000 m². Octapharma will invest up to €14 million over the next 3-5 years to implement a basic fractionation unit. The current purification area will also upgraded and extended to produce Factor VIII and intravenous immunoglobulin. New analytical laboratories and administration units have been built over 2013, resulting in a state-of-the-art facility in line with the corporate Octapharma standard.
Fractionation/purification; pharmaceutical production; labelling, packaging and storage facilities; Quality Control laboratories; administrative units
Octapharma S.A. de C.V. Mexico