Hovione Adds Large-Scale Spray-Drying Unit

July 6, 2015
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

Hovione is installing a new large-scale spray-drying unit in Loures, Portugal, specifically designed to handle high potency APIs and a wide variety of organic solvent systems.

Hovione announced that it is installing a new large-scale spray-drying unit in Loures, Portugal. This new state-of-the-art unit is specifically designed to handle high potency APIs and a wide variety of organic solvent systems. Installation will be carried out in compliance with quality and safety standards.  

Spray drying is a widely use technique in the pharmaceutical industry. Its applications range from formulation of poorly soluble drugs to isolating of biopharmaceuticals and production of inhalable dry powder formulations.

The new large-scale commercial facility is expected to be fully operational by March 2016. The unit, which will increase Hovione’s spray-drying capacity, is the first phase of a broad expansion program to widen the company’s offerings and meet customers’ needs. Hovione currently has spray-drying facilities in Portugal, Ireland, and the United States, spanning all requirements fo the pharmaceutical market in terms of scale, bioburden control, and the ability the handle highly potent materials.

Source: Hovione

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