The official ceremony to mark the opening of Ozon Pharm, a pharmaceutical plant, was held in Togliatti Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on November 17.
“For the region, it is very important that the cluster of medical and pharmaceutical technologies continues to strengthen with modern enterprises like Ozon Pharm built in Togliatti Special Economic Zone. The plant will manufacture about 50 drugs that will be able to compete with their foreign analogs available on the market. This is a significant event not only for the region but also for Russia, because the affordable medicines will be distributed across the country and in CIS,” said Alexander Kobenko, the acting Vice Governor, the Minister of Economic Development, Investments and Trade of Samara region.
Ozon Pharm plant was put into operation in Togliatti SEZ on August 1, 2017, almost two years after the construction of the manufacturing building had begun at the site allocated to this SEZ resident. The investments of the resident reached 1.3 billion rubles, which is significantly higher than the initially announced financing. In the future, the plant will employ 250 people. The founder of Ozon Pharm LLC is Ozon LLC, a drug manufacturer.