Hovione Breaks Ground on Expansion of NJ FacilityBy
Hovione has broken ground for the expansion of its facility in East Windsor, New Jersey. The expansion will add an additional 30,600 square feet to the existing 24,000-square-foot facility. It will introduce a new commercial spray dryer unit to complement the existing pilot unit, and this installation will be specifically designed to handle potent drug substances. In addition, the New Jersey facility will more than double its capacity to manufacture drug substances.
The expansion is expected to add approximately 60 new jobs to the current workforce over the next three years. The start-up of the operation is expected to take place in April 2017 for the drug substance and spray- drying services while the continuous drug product manufacturing is planned for the end of 2017. Earlier this year, Hovione announced that it plans to host and operate a commercial-scale continuous manufacturing facility as part of an agreement with Vertex Pharmaceutical with the facility housed at Hovione’s New Jersey facility.