24 April 2012 15:34 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Merck plans to close its Serono pharmaceuticals headquarters in ?xml:namespace>
As a consequence, Merck said that out of the 1,250 positions in
Despite these planned measures, the group said Merck Serono will maintain a manufacturing presence in Switzerland, continuing to manufacture biotech products in its biotech production sites in Aubonne and Corsier-sur-Vevey, Canton of Vaud.
Merck expects to implement the closure and job cuts in the first half of 2013.
“The planned measures for Merck Serono’s operations in
“We are committed to working closely with key stakeholders, especially affected employees, to find socially responsible solutions, including exploring potential entrepreneur partnership programmes and redeployment proposals,” Oschmann added.
In February, the company announced plans to job cuts but at the time did disclose details.
Merck acquired Serono in 2006.
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