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Genzyme puts weight behind Myozyme, Lumizyme with Belgian plant

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Genzyme has started building an additional €250 million manufacturing plant in Geel, Belgium to support long-term growth of its Pompe disease treatments Myozyme and Lumizyme (both alglucosidase alfa). Commercial approvals for the new site, which will add 8,000 litres of production capacity at Geel, are expected from late 2014. Genzyme is already boosting capacity for Myozyme and Lumizyme at its adjacent plant in Geel, with the addition of a third bioreactor scheduled for approval by the end of this year.

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