The Rx for Success

Ohio has the prescription for your success. Now more than ever, Biohealth companies are benefiting from access to powerhouse pharmaceutical manufacturing expertise, world-class medical institutions, a robust supply chain, and educated skilled talent. Join these successful companies growing pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ohio.

Ohio is a Biohealth powerhouse with industrial expertise. Globally, few locations rival the state in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In Ohio, companies have access to world-renowned medical institutions, an educated and skilled talent pool, a proven workforce, robust supply chain, solid infrastructure and one of the nation’s strongest business climates. 

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is growing in Ohio and these companies are succeeding.

Abbott Nutrition

Founded in Ohio in 1903, Abbott Nutrition is headquartered in Columbus and recently opened a $270M, 240-employee manufacturing facility in Tipp City, Ohio. The new plant is the core of nutritional manufacturing of global products. 


Working with Johnson & Johnson, Alkermes developed the schizophrenia treatment RISPERDAL® CONSTA®. Alkermes now develops controlled, sustained-release injectable and inhaled drugs in its 275-employee, 100,000-square-foot plant in Clinton County. 

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals

Aprecia developed the first FDA-approved 3D-printed medication that will soon be manufactured in Ohio. ZipDose® Technology is Aprecia’s unique delivery platform leveraging 3D printing for easier administration of high-dose medications. 

AstraZeneca/Amylin Pharmaceuticals

To manufacture its long-acting release formulation of exenatide (Bydureon®), a treatment for type 2 diabetes, Amylin Pharmaceuticals significantly expanded its plant. This added an estimated 500 jobs to the West Chester, Ohio, facility. 

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufactures and distributes more than 65 pharmaceutical products, including the leading IV iron therapy in the U.S. The company operates three facilities in Columbus, including a 40,000-square-foot cGMP-compliant sterile manufacturing facility, a 20,000-square-foot R&D facility, and a 20,000-square-foot facility targeted for API manufacturing. 


Prasco is the industry leader in bringing Authorized Generics to market. The company enables pharmaceutical companies to extend product lifecycles and provides partners, pharmacists and consumers a preferable alternative to generics. Prasco is headquartered in Mason, Ohio. 

Teva Women’s Health

Teva Women’s Health develops and markets women’s health products including oral contraceptives, intrauterine contraception, and hormone therapy treatments for menopause and perimenopause. The company was formerly known as Duramed Pharmaceuticals and continues to be based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, is a top ten generic pharmaceutical company in the U.S. providing a broad range of generic pharmaceutical products. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals recently purchased Boehringer Ingelheim’s Roxane Laboratories High Containment Operations facility in Columbus, Ohio. This location supports West-Ward Pharmeceuticals' growing non-injectables business and brings a broad and diversified non-injectables portfolio, enhanced R&D capabilities and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. 

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