Contrast business prepares for shake-up

Bracco has invested in Chinese facilities to produce and ship contrast media. The investments are being made through a joint venture with Shanghai-based Sine Pharmaceutical. The Bracco-Sine production plant opened in June in Shanghai's high-tech district. It will focus on the final cycle in contrast media production. Chinese workers will formulate drug solutions from basic ingredients sent from Italy, then prepare, seal, and sterilize individual doses.