Civica to Launch Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Facility in Virginia

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The site, which is set to be operational in three years, will feature disposable technology and advanced technology filling lines to produce 90 million vials and 50 million pre-filled syringes a year.

Civica Rx announced on Jan. 21, 2021 that it is investing $124.5 million to build a 120,000-ft2 sterile injectable manufacturing facility in Petersburg, VA.

The site, which is set to be operational in three years, will feature disposable technology and advanced technology filling lines to produce 90 million vials and 50 million pre-filled syringes a year, Civica said in a company press release. Additionally, the facility will include steam sterilization capabilities, automated visual inspection and packaging lines, and controlled temperature warehousing of raw materials and finished medications.

“This is a dream come true for Civica and our hospital partners as we continue to work together to stabilize the supply of essential medicines for patients across the country,” said Martin VanTrieste, president and CEO of Civica, in the press release. “This Virginia plant and our future employees there will play an instrumental role in preventing the chronic drug shortages that have interrupted hospital operations and put patients at risk for over a decade.”

Source: Civica