GRAM Adds Vial Filling Line

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Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing announces equipment purchase to add vial filling capacity.

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc. (GRAM), a parenteral contract development and manufacturing organization, announced on April 24, 2018 the purchase of a Bausch+Ströbel high-speed filling line with SKAN isolator, marking the second major equipment purchase of the year. In March 2018, the company previously announced the purchase of a new syringe filler and a land purchase agreement to acquire a 1.5-acre lot in Grand Rapids, MI.

The filling line can fill 200 vials per minute, which will more than triple the company’s manufacturing capacity, according to a press statement. The integrated fill line includes a vial washer, depyrogenation tunnel, and filling machine and the capacity to fill vials ranging from 2mL–50mL with 100% weight checks.

The company noted that it is reinvesting in the development of clinical-scale manufacturing.