Catalent Expands Softgel OperationsBy
Catalent Pharma Solutions plans to add new coating and blister packaging equipment at its 360,000-square-foot softgel manufacturing facility in Eberbach, Germany. Coating services are expected to be operational in early 2015, with the packaging equipment expected to be on line in the middle of the calendar year.
The new coating equipment, designed to coat softgels for controlled, enteric and targeted release, will be capable of processing more than 300 million capsules per year and complements the company’s existing softgel coating capability at the company's 78,000-square-foot facility in Beinheim, France. Catalent has conducted studies to demonstrate the advantages of film-coating softgels, including their physical stability protection under high storage temperatures and humidity.