Catalent Expands European Clinical Supply Operations

Catalent Pharma Solutions has expanded expanded capabilities within its European Clinical Supply Services network relating to specialty clinical packagin to meet need for services for highly potent or temperature-sensitive products.

At its Schorndorf, Germany facility, Catalent tripled its frozen storage (-18 °C) capacity and has added a second automated Inova packaging line for pre-filled syringes, with capabilities that include plunger-rod insertion, application of single-panel labels, finger flanges, and safety-device mounting. At its controlled substances facility in Deeside, UK, the company has expanded its clinical-storage capacity with the addition of a third vault, bringing the combined controlled substance storage capacity to over 14,000 cubic feet. The Bathgate, UK facility's cold storage capabilities have been updated to include a cryogenic storage service, suitable for stem cells, regenerative therapies and other clinical materials. And finally, at Catalent's primary packaging facility, in Bolton, UK, the company has installed two new energy-efficient chiller units that increase output capacity by more than 10%

The 60,000 sq. ft. Schorndorf facility offers primary and secondary packaging for oral dose solids and pre-filled syringes; cold, frozen and controlled drug clinical storage; and EU-GMP audit, importation, release and consulting services. The 125,000 sq. ft. Deeside facility provides primary and secondary packaging services, with capabilities in the cold storage of temperature-sensitive and controlled drug substances handling. The 141,000 sq. ft. Bathgate facility provides primary and secondary packaging services and returns and destruction management. The 61,000 sq. ft. Bolton facility offers clinical supply services and is capable of supporting a range of primary and secondary packaging projects, from early-stage clinical studies to specialty commercial packaging needs, including cold storage or highly-potent drugs handling. All four sites provide end-to-end clinical supply that also include clinical supply management and comparator sourcing.

Source: Catalent Pharma Solutions

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