Chugai details business recovery following Japan earthquake

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Chugai has provided an update on the steps it has taken to restore normal operations following the major earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011.

Since making its previous announcement in April, the company has been able to make better-than-expected progress in resuming functions at its Utsunomiya Plant in Tochigi, which is used to create active pharmaceutical ingredients and biologics.

Almost all facilities at the site are now expected to return to full operation in August, a month ahead of the previously estimated timescale.

Meanwhile, its supply arrangements from contract manufacturers in the region are expected to resume by mid-October, while measures have also been taken to ensure that interferences to the electricity supply do not cause problems.

The firm said: "Chugai expresses deep condolences for victims of the earthquake and sincerely hope for the recovery of the people affected by the disaster."

Chugai has been offering support to those affected by the catastrophe since March, providing a donation of 100 million yen (785,200 pounds) plus medical supplies within days of the occurrence.

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