The collaborator the industry trusts

The global pharmaceutical market is becoming more challenging. Competition is intensifying, regulations are biting and pricing structures are undergoing deep change. 

The industry’s intellectual capital will be rearranged in the coming years, as US$25bn worth of patents expire. The road to market for new products is passing through rough terrain.

Yet the rewards for success have never been greater. Emerging technologies promise to vanquish diseases once thought ineradicable. Ageing populations in developed countries, and the emerging middle class in developing ones, represent enormous opportunities. Those who can bring the solutions to market first stand to lead the industry for years to come.

The right guide

Kerry stands ready to support you on your product development journey. We have world-beating service and facilities to support you, from your product’s design, to its launch, and beyond. Our success is built on the relationships we have with manufacturers. Our drive to innovate is aligned with your needs.

Kerry, through the Sheffield brand, has been at the forefront of pharmaceutical excipient and cell nutrition innovation for more than 75 years. We come from humble beginnings as a lactose producer in up-state New York, but our culture of technical excellence and passion for breaking new ground have seen us grow year-on-year.

The industry standard

Today we are a global presence, with laboratories in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Six of the world’s top 10 blockbuster biotech drugs—those that have generated more than US$1bn in revenues—are produced with Sheffield-branded components in their production media. Around a quarter of all biotech drugs on the market use our products, and our research has been cited in more the 700 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Sheffield-branded ingredients are also found in many pathogenic and viral vaccine production media, and vaccine stabilisers and adjuvants.

The industry has recognised our work in a series of awards:

  • Frost & Sullivan Innovation Award 2010
  • Merck (Puerto Rico) Supplier of the Year Award 2012
  • Abbott India Ltd Supplier of the Year Award 2014 & 2015

We excel at designing exceptional solutions, finding efficiencies, and delivering industry-beating speed to market.

Get it right the first time, with Kerry.

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From a small dairy company in the southwest of Ireland to a global multinational in under 40 years, the journey of Kerry tells a story of how belief and vision were combined to create a unique company.
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Kerry leads in excipients and supplements for the biotech, pharmaceutical and nutrition markets. Discover resources that will put you on the cutting edge of an ever-evolving global marketplace.

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