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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.