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Sawai Further Delays Manufacturing Start at Trust Pharmatech Unit

January 11, 2024

Saiwai Group Holdings said on January 10 that it will further push back the resumption of manufacturing operations at its subsidiary Trust Pharmatech scheduled for this week as repair work after the earthquake is taking longer than expected.

The central Japan tremblor caused cracks in some of the buildings at Trust’s three plants in Fukui Prefecture. Although the company was originally planning to bring the sites back online for this year on January 4, it previously told Jiho that it was pushing back the date to sometime in the week of January 9 due to inspections. On January 10, Sawai said that the date will be further delayed to sometime in the week of January 15.

The recovery work for water supply/drainage systems as well as air conditions at the quake-damaged buildings is taking longer than initially expected, said the generic giant. However, there will be no drug supply issues related to this delay as there are enough products in inventory, it said.

Trust manufacturers allopurinol 100 mg tablet products and takes on some processes for esomeprazole capsules 20 mg.

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