Northfield Labs To Build First Manufacturing Site

June 28, 2006
BioPharm International Editors

Northfield Laboratories Inc. (Evanston, IL, www.northfieldlabs.com) has agreed to purchase a building it previously leased in Mt. Prospect, IL, to house its first commercial manufacturing facility to produce PolyHeme, Northfield?s human hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier, used to treat urgent, large-volume blood loss in trauma and surgical settings.

Northfield Laboratories Inc. (Evanston, IL, www.northfieldlabs.com) has agreed to purchase a building it previously leased in Mt. Prospect, IL, to house its first commercial manufacturing facility to produce PolyHeme, Northfield’s human hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier, used to treat urgent, large-volume blood loss in trauma and surgical settings. The company expects the plant to produce more than 100,000 units of PolyHeme annually. Northfield will pay $6.7 million for the property, which will also house laboratory, quality assurance, and administrative personnel.

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