Cambrex doubles cGMP liquid filling capacity at Quebec facility
Cambrex announced it will double the liquid packaging capacity and weekly output at its Mirabel, Quebec site in Canada with the addition of a cGMP packaging line and a new filler on the existing packaging line. By June, the monthly capacity will be 1.2M bottles compared with approximately 600,000 per month. The new cGMP liquid packaging line allows the use of two fillers working in parallel from process development through to cGMP commercial production and will now offer flexibility to accommodate ethanol and isopropanol-based solutions, aqueous solutions, lotions or suspensions. A new vision system has also been installed for online serialization. The new cGMP packaging line is linked to the existing storage tank to fill solution and suspension and to explosion proof ratings tanks to allow for fill solutions containing 100% alcohol or peroxide. The next-generation automatic inline, high precision filler machine will be in operation by June.