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A Look Inside Takeda’s Massachusetts Biologics Operations (MA Bio Ops)

With locations across Lexington, Cambridge, and North Reading, Takeda’s Massachusetts Biologics Operations manufactures biologics and monoclonal antibodies. The site’s mission is to deliver innovative medicines that provide potentially life-changing treatment for our patients. We are dedicated to commercial supply excellence by ensuring product consistency, quality, and purity.

We aim to be the partner in delivering new therapies and are committed to innovation, people, and performance to achieve that vision. We are leaders when it comes to streamlining the clinical development processes needed to bring biologics products to market faster.

What We Do

At MA Bio Ops, we produce four commercial products for rare diseases, including Hunter Syndrome, Fabry Disease, Type 1 Gaucher Disease, and Hereditary Angioedema.

We also support clinical-stage programs across multiple modalities, including rare diseases and cancer. Our capabilities meet program demands for perfusion and batch-based processes and we are currently building capacity to expand support for cell therapy-based programs.

Why Join Our Team

Takeda is a leading employer in Massachusetts and across the globe, recognized as a top place to work. With exceptional benefits and a focus on flexibility, inclusion, and wellness, we invest in our employees to grow our future. Learn more about what it's like to work at Takeda from the perspective of an employee.

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Investing in Your Growth

Some of the leadership and development programs at MA Bio Ops are:

Graduate and College Degree Programs: In partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), we offer two on-site graduate degree programs. Employees can pursue a Masters of Business Administration or Masters of Science in Bioscience Administration degree. Manufacturing Associates can take online courses offered by Takeda and through Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for college credit.

Targeted Development Programs & Mentorships: From rotational programs for recent grads through mid-level management programs on topics such as Inclusive Leadership and Leading Change, employees have access to programs and mentorships that will broaden their experience and hone highly desirable skills. Our Mentorship Program is open to all employees and provides formal and informal opportunities to learn and build relationships with colleagues across departments and levels.

Takeda Resource Groups (TRGs): Takeda’s history of innovation includes diverse people coming together to create a brighter future for others. To support that goal, Takeda Resource Groups (TRGs) connect Takeda colleagues in ways that enhance career development, contribute to personal development, and positively impact business outcomes.

World-Class Benefits and Resources for Your Whole Self

  • Employer-sponsored insurance for medical/dental/vision/life
  • 16 days of vacation time, 12 paid company holidays, 3 'Your Choice' holidays, and 1 DE&I holiday plus 10 days paid sick time
  • 401k company contribution plus company-funded Annual Retirement Contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Fitness reimbursement plus on-site fitness center
  • 16 hours paid volunteer time
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave and designated rooms for nursing mothers
  • Adoption assistance plus time off for bonding
  • On-site cafeteria and Starbucks coffee bar
  • Free electric vehicle charging
  • Mental, physical, financial and spiritual health resources
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Our Location

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  • Lexington Facility

    300 Shire Way, Lexington, MA 02421

  • Alewife Facility

    205 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA

  • North Reading Facility

    200 Riverpark Dr, North Reading, MA 01864

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