Vienna’s unique location at the heart of Europe makes it an important centre and very popular with the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Vienna is where Eastern Europe meets Western Europe. Businesses located at this international hub benefit from well-established infrastructures and highly-qualified professionals. The significant growth in the Life Sciences sector in Vienna over the last few years is an indicator of the momentum in the industry.
Elisabeth Lackner, CEO, explains ABF's activities in Austria.
As part of GBA Group Pharma, ABF offers customer services at all stages of the
pharmaceutical lifecycle, from the pre-clinical stage to approval of the drug. The
company's core expertise is in project management for clinical studies and clinical
trial samples: import and export, labelling, packaging, storage, special approval and
logistics. The pharmaceutical service provider has core competences in the fields of chemical and biological manufactured medicines and cell-based treatments (ATMPs: Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products). ABF also offers services for manufacturing kits for laboratories and central laboratories, and stores blood samples during clinical development. It furthermore acts as a merchandise distribution warehouse and importer.