* Plant would be Amgen's first in Asia
* Investment planned at $200 million
Jan 16 Amgen Inc, the world's largest
biotechnology company, announced on Wednesday plans to build a
new manufacturing plant in Singapore.
Thousand Oaks, California-based Amgen said it plans to
invest around $200 million in the project, which will initially
focus on the production of antibody-based drugs.
Construction, in the Tuas Biomedical Park area of Singapore,
is expected to begin in the next few months.
(Reporting By Deena Beasley; Editing by Nick Zieminski)