PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that a project it executed on behalf of Novartis received a 2013 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine, sponsors of the awards program.
The U.S. Flu Cell Culture Facility at the Novartis Campus in Holly Springs, N.C. received the FOYA for Process Innovation. The facility uses an innovative cell culture technology to manufacture seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines. Judges cited the creative solution of containment convertibility that allows the facility to run at lower levels to reduce operating costs during routine seasonal influenza production, yet still maintain the capability of operating at higher containment levels when required. Jacobs provided design services, engineering, procurement and construction management for the facility.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Bob Pragada stated, “It was a privilege to work with Novartis on their award-winning facility. We appreciate their continued trust in us, and value our long-standing relationship.”
The FOYA program recognizes pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that use new and innovative technologies to enhance project delivery and reduce production costs of high quality medicines for patients worldwide. Another Jacobs project was named the overall winner of the 2012 award.
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.
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