28 January 2020 | News
The expansion will cater to the growing customer demand in the API space
Piramal Enterprises Limited’s Pharma Solutions business, a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has announced plans to expand its Aurora facility in Canada with the addition of a new state-of-the-art wing dedicated to manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). A total investment of ~CAD$25 million will be infused towards this expansion.
Known for its world-class lab services and production plants, the Piramal Pharma Solutions’ (PPS) Aurora facility will enhance its offerings to customers with this new addition that features ~10,500 sq. ft. of new manufacturing space. The additional capacity will cater to increasing customer demand as well as support the facility’s ability to provide APIs and HPAPIs down to an Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) of 1mcg/m3. It will also include filtration and drying capabilities that will enhance service offerings at Piramal Pharma Solutions’ Aurora facility.
Peter DeYoung, CEO, Piramal Pharma Solutions said, “We are delighted to announce the capacity expansion at our Aurora facility in Canada. This additional capacity will help us to strengthen our presence in Canada as well as service other geographies such as North America and Europe, whilst enabling us to support our customer’s API requirements and market demand for integrated solutions. As a Patient-Centric organization, Piramal Pharma Solutions is committed to serving the patient community and reducing the burden of disease.”
Apart from the existing production-scale reactors, this expansion will include two new reactor suites as well as a dedicated filter dryer room and a portable filter dryer. The expansion is expected to be completed and running by April 30, 2021. With successful inspections by the US FDA, the UK MHRA and the PMDA, Piramal Pharma Solutions’ Aurora facility has a stellar track record of regulatory compliance and is committed to maintaining gold standards of environmental performance, health & safety.
This upcoming facility has been designed to meet the highest standards of global compliance and will employ highly qualified scientific, technical and professional staff, building on a business that has already seen staff numbers grow almost 2-fold to ~200 in recent years.