Patheon – Why Work For Us?


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Patheon, a business unit of DPx Holdings B.V., delivers a combination of unrivaled quality, reliability and compliance, with a reputation for scientific and technical excellence to customers in the pharmaceutical and biopharma sector. A leading global provider, offering a comprehensive set of solutions to help customers of all sizes satisfy complex development and manufacturing needs at any stage of the pharmaceutical development cycle.

Patheon’s global operations includes more than 8,000 scientific and professional staff at 12 commercial-scale finished dose form facilities, three API manufacturing and development operations, four biologic drug operations, one biosolution facility and nine pharmaceutical development centers across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The company enables its customers to bring drug candidates from preclinical stages through to clinical trials, the NDA approval process and, if approved, commercial manufacturing. Patheon's development and commercial manufacturing capabilities cover primarily prescription (Rx) products in solid and sterile dosage forms, as well as specialized capabilities in high potency, controlled/sustained release, and sterile manufacturing, including aseptic filling and lyophilization.

Patheon’s key capabilities for biologics include flexible, technology-based process development, clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing for mammalian cell culture derived biopharmaceuticals and chemical bulk drug substances. Patheon can serve early, late and commercial stage markets providing end-to-end solutions to customers through its four biologics sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia.

The Patheon OneSource™ integrated offering is an end-to-end development solution focused on simplicity, speed and quality expertise in drug substance and drug product development. This offering provides solutions to customers for Phase I through Phase II products, delivering a simplified development process that drives faster, high-quality results.


At every level of our organization, at every one of our facilities around the globe, in everything we do, each and every person at Patheon is dedicated to the five commitments that guide our company:

  1. Provide industry-leading customer experience
  2. Be the highest quality, most efficient and flexible provider
  3. Deliver the best technical and scientific solutions to enhance product value
  4. Create a culture of engagement, accountability and a commitment to excellence in all that we do
  5. Operate our business in a compliant, safe, disciplined, responsible and ethical fashion  

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Patheon CEO and Director James C. (Jim) Mullen
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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Princeton, NJ

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    good company to work for, benefits and opportunities


    part of the downsizing of the company

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    Worst and least professional interview process I've ever had. After a phone interview with head of dept I was told by recruiter it had gone extremely well and asked if I could make myself available next day for in person interview. I did and once there, the Head of Talent decided he couldn't be bothered to meet with me based on feedback from someone on team who had met with me first. I've never not at least had a courtesy meeting once I was brought in. Rude and highly unprofessional complete waste of time. Interviewers I did not come prepared and were not polished at all. Would never work for this disorganized firm.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Durham, NC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type Company - Public (PTI)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Ben Venue, Catalent Pharma

Patheon makes the production path for pharmaceutical firms a little easier to tread. With facilities in Canada, Europe, and the US, the company provides contract development and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide. Focusing on prescription drugs, it makes products in a wide variety of dosage forms -- from solids to sprays. To make drug development easier for its clients, Patheon's Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) unit develops dosage formulations for clinical trials as well manufacturing and packaging drugs for use in ... More

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