Avista Doubles API Manufacturing Capacity at Colorado Facility

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PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management

PTSM: Pharmaceutical Technology Sourcing and Management-12-06-2017, Volume 12, Issue 12

Avista Pharma Solutions facility and equipment upgrades at its Longmont, Colorado facility support processing of potent compounds.

Avista Pharma Solutions has completed facility upgrades that effectively double the company’s API manufacturing capacity at its Longmont, Colorado site, the company announced in a Nov. 13, 2017 press release. The site’s three existing GMP drug substance manufacturing suites were upgraded, and a fourth GMP suite was added. The facility’s non-GMP capacity was also doubled with the addition of two large-scale development suites.

Among the new equipment installations were four walk-in hoods, three 50-gallon glass-lined reactors, three Hastelloy agitated filter dryers, and various small-scale reactors and mixing vessels. The new equipment will provide additional scale and enable processing of complex and potent categories of chemical compounds. Safety and containment controls were also upgraded during the expansion, giving Avista Pharma the ability to manufacture materials rated up to occupational exposure bands of 3A and 3B by SafeBridge.

The API facility expansion is one of several major investments at the Longmont site during 2017. Avista Pharma is also in the process of expanding its drug product manufacturing capacity and analytical capacity, as well as adding walk-in stability storage chambers into the additional 20,000-square-foot expansion announced last year.


Source: Avista Pharma