Sligo - Ballytivnan, Ireland (Large Molecule) Contract Manufacturing Capabilities

Sligo, Ireland is in northwest Ireland approximately 130 miles from Dublin.  This site has been in the AbbVie network since 1974 and now completely renovated and updated as a state-of-the-art Biologics aseptic fill finish facility.


As one of Ireland’s leading employers, AbbVie Sligo offers a strong and experienced commercial operations workforce.

Sligo’s Ballytivnan biologic facility contains one of AbbVie newest aseptic lines offering both liquid and lyophilization formats for biologics and potent drug product.   The site is qualified to manage both liquid and lyophilized vial formats in 6R, 10R, & 20R formats with capabilities to handle from 2R – 50R.


Sligo is home to one of our newest state-of-the-art vial fill finish lines, supporting both liquid and lyophilized drug products.  This site, one of four in our network, represents our aseptic fill finish center of excellence.    

  • Newest cutting-edge Syntagon 6 channel peristaltic pump driven fill line  
  • Liquid and lyophilization capabilities with 23m2 automated Lyomax 25 lyophilizer 
  • Line equipped to manage 2R-20R vials with opportunities to expand to 50R 
  • Fully automated isolator line with potent containment to <10ng/m3 (OEL) 
  • Single-use fluid path system at all touch points to mitigate risk and line loss
  • 100% non-destructive weight checks with accuracy to third decimal 
  • Analytical QC support capabilities at Sligo and across the AbbVie network  


Aseptic fill/finish has been added to our biologics manufacturing capabilities.

Sligo, Ireland represents our center of excellence for aseptic fill finish.  In addition to several other sites across our global network, Sligo Ballytivnan helps strengthen our contract manufacturing offer and value proposition.   We are supporting end to end supply chain security, by leveraging AbbVie’s biologics expertise and connectivity from drug substance to final drug product formulation.   Your supply chain can all be managed and protected within AbbVie’s proven global pharmaceutical network.  We hope to help you deliver needed medications to your patients, while reducing partner management logistics and liability risk.

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