Aerie Pharmaceuticals To Open Plant In Ireland

Irvine-based pharmaceuticals developer Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it is planning to open up its first manufacturing plant, in Ireland. Aerie Pharmaceuticals said it has signed a lease agreement with the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) of Ireland for a new manufacturing plant in Athlone, Ireland, which will include 30,000 square feet of interior floor space. The company said it expects to spend a total of $25 million on constructing the new plant, with commercial supply of its products from the plant expected in 2020.