November 6, 2017 – Plant Tour

AstraZeneca Newark Site Tour 
November 6, 2017 9:30 AM – Noon

University Students ONLY!

We are pleased to announce that AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals will again host a tour of their manufacturing and packaging facility in Newark, Delaware. This tour is exclusively for current engineering students who wish to explore pharmaceuticals or biopharmaceuticals as a career path.

Registration for this tour is limited to 30 students due to space considerations in the processing and packaging areas.  Once registration is full, students will be wait-listed. As this is an active manufacturing facility, for security reasons, all visitors must register in advance. Tour participants are requested to arrive by 9:15 as the tour will begin promptly at 9:30 AM.

Students from the University of Delaware, Widener University, Rowan University, Villanova University, Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are invited to attend. After the tour, students can remain on campus for lunch to network with students from other universities. A nominal $5 is requested at the time of registration to cover lunch.

Tour registration will be via PayPal to ensure we have captured names and email addresses for participants. Detailed instructions to clear Security and for the tour will be sent to attendees in advance. These include closed toe shoes appropriate for walking and a requirement to be free of make-up prior to entrance to the processing areas.

If you sign up and then cannot attend, please let us know so your spot can be given to someone on the wait list. Your $5 will be refunded through PayPal.

AstraZeneca’s U.S. Supply Site, located in Newark, Delaware, opened in 1971 and currently employs approximately 225 people. The commitment to modernization and expansion at this facility has been ongoing since its inception as the site recently completed a $100 million expansion. The tour will involve both pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging facilities, as well as warehousing and distribution. This 145-acre, 650,000 sq. ft. facility houses some of the most advanced pharmaceutical production and technical support in the nation.   

Products formulated and packaged at this location include cardiovascular, oncology, respiratory, gastrointestinal, anesthetics, and neuroscience treatments. The supply facility also serves as a major distribution center, shipping 56 million units of product each year to customers primarily on the East Coast. The most well-known products produced here currently are SEROQUEL® (quetiapine fumarate) and ARIMIDEX® (anastrozole). SEROQUEL is a treatment for bipolar disease and major depressive disorder, while ARIMIDEX is used as a treatment for breast cancer.

Sorry, we have reached capacity for this tour.  To be wait listed or for further information contact Sue Schultz at 302-286- 3463 or

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP 
587 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702