Genzyme Ireland Technology Development

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Technical Development

Since 2003, Technical Development has provided Genzyme Waterford with industry-leading technical expertise throughout all areas of site manufacturing processes.

Originally focused on the development of oral dose products, the introduction of the lab-scale oral dose facility in 2005 allowed Technical Development to assess formulations and develop novel oral dose treatments.

Since then, Technical Development has spear headed the new product introduction, development and Technical Lifecycle Management of products manufactured at Genzyme Waterford. In 2014, we celebrated a huge success with the market launch of Cerdelga, a novel oral dose treatment for Gaucher disease developed entirely in Waterford.

Since 2011, the focus of Technical Development has shifted from oral dose products to the development of lyophilised biologics for the fill finish facility at Genzyme Waterford. In 2011, Technical Development acquired the first of two small scale lyophilisers which facilitated the shift in focus towards the development of lyophilised biological formulations.

Further investment in 2013 saw the acquisition of a second small-scale lyophiliser and the establishment of a characterisation lab which allows for the analysis of crucial structural and thermal characteristics of lyophilized protein formulations.

Today Technical Development plays several key roles in the Genzyme and Sanofi network. These include:

  • New Product Introduction: Providing technical expertise in the process of bringing new products to the Waterford site. This includes providing technical leadership and expertise for the transfer and development of products;
  • Technical Lifecycle Management: Continuously supporting the manufacture of our products through the execution of technical lifecycle management programmes aimed at improving and optimising manufacturing processes globally;
  • Development of compliant process control strategies to assist in gaining regulatory approval for new products;
  • Manufacturing support: Providing scientific knowledge and expertise to support the continuous manufacture of products at Genzyme Waterford.


Genzyme Ireland Ltd.
IDA Industrial Park
Old Kilmeaden Road
Tel: +353 51 594100
Fax: +353 51 594105