POINT Biopharma (POINT) announced plans today to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Indianapolis. “Indiana has established itself as a global leader in life sciences, ranking second in the nation for total exports,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. “We are grateful POINT Biopharma chose to establish its first U.S. facility in Indiana, and we remain confident that the state’s pro-business environment and talented workforce will allow the company to grow and thrive here as they work to deliver life-saving cancer treatments for patients around the world.”
POINT, which is based in Ontario, Canada, will invest more than $25 million to purchase and transform an existing 77,000-square-foot, food-grade building at 4850 W. 78th St. in Indianapolis into a state-of-the-art, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility. The new building will allow POINT to quickly and significantly expand its drug manufacturing operations, with plans to annually produce and distribute more than 400,000 doses.
Additionally, POINT will purchase and install custom equipment to establish manufacturing clean-room facilities and enhance its packaging and distribution capabilities. The company expects to move into its new space this year and to be fully operational by 2021.
“We are pleased to establish our next generation, high-tech manufacturing base in Indiana, a state with a robust talent pool, a rich life science ecosystem, and an excellent business-friendly environment,” said Dr. Joe McCann, CEO of POINT Biopharma. “By locating in the Crossroads of America, POINT will deliver our products to patients from coast to coast within hours of production, making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives.”
“As one of only eight cities nationwide with a specialized concentration of four of the five life sciences subsectors, we can unequivocally say that Indianapolis is an industry leader in health innovation,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “We are excited for POINT Biopharma to join our city’s robust life sciences ecosystem and proud to support organizations such as theirs on the cutting edge of cancer treatments.”