Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services and Particle Dynamics Expand

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Chemicals/Chemical API Manufacturing

Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services Expands With New Operations Building

Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services, a supplier of regulatory starting materials (RSMs) and active pharmaceutical ingredients, is expanding its operations at its Tyrone, Pennsylvania custom- manufacturing facility, with the construction of a new operations building.

Construction began 15 months ago, and Albemarle says the new building will be fully operational within two weeks (approximately September 24, 2019). The new 8,900-square-foot facility will feature a new 400-foot control room and data center and a new 2,000-square-foot quality control laboratory.

Albemarle says the new laboratory will contain ample space for the integration of existing equipment, including inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for elemental metal impurity analysis and will facilitate ongoing expansion of analytical capabilities. In addition, Albemarle says operations will be supported by a new 6,500-square-foot office complex.

Albemarle says it will be relocating the control room and data center, freeing up approximately 1,500 square feet of space to allow expansion of the existing research and development laboratory. Additionally, some of this space will be allocated for the construction of a new kilo lab, which will facilitate the production of early-stage RSMs at intermediate scales and will enhance on-site scale-up and development services.

Source: Albemarle Fine Chemistry Services


Formulation Development/Drug Product Manufacturing

Particle Dynamics Completes New Product and Process Innovation Center in St. Louis

Particle Dynamics, a particle processing, delivery technologies, and finished dose manufacturing company, has completed its new Product and Process Innovation Center at its facility in St. Louis, Missouri.

The new innovation center includes development laboratories and pilot-scale processing rooms housing technologies in spray drying, microencapsulation, continuous granulation and solid dosage form development. Designed for a transition of new products to commercial scale, the new center is designed to streamline process development and enable more rapid commercialization of products into either of the company’s facilities in St. Louis, Missouri and Seymour, Indiana.

In addition to the facility and equipment investments, Particle Dynamics has developed a project management infrastructure, and hired workers in technical operations, innovation and sales.

Source: Particle Dynamics

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