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* Plant would be Amgen's first in Asia
* Investment planned at $200 million
Jan 16 (Reuters) - 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