Cambrex expands process R&D capabilities across North America

30 Jan 2018

The expansion at Charles City is in parallel to the investments announced in 2017 at Cambrex’s facility in High Point, North Carolina.

Cambrex has announced an investment to expand chemical and analytical development capabilities at its Charles City, Iowa plant. The project forms part of the company’s strategic plan to increase its development capacity and resources in North America.

Cambrex expands process R&D capabilities across North America

The expansion will see the construction of an additional 2,000 sq.ft. of laboratory space for development projects, and will support the hiring of an additional 14 chemists. The building, installation and validation of equipment is expected to be completed by Q1 2018.

The expansion at Charles City is in parallel to the investments announced in 2017 at Cambrex’s facility in High Point, North Carolina, where a new 11,000 sq.ft. analytical laboratory and 400 sq.ft. pilot plant with a total reactor capacity of 4,000 L are currently being completed. These expansions at High Point will create up to 18 new jobs.

“The Charles City site has seen multiple investments and expansions in manufacturing capacity over the past 5 years to meet market demand, and this, in turn, has led to us needing to increase the capacity of the supporting development and analytical functions,” commented Joe Nettleton, Vice President US Operations, Cambrex. “Our strategy in expanding the development capabilities across the sites at both Charles City and High Point is to ensure both facilities are harmonized and can function synergistically so that projects can be seamlessly transferred between the two.”

Cambrex’s Charles City, Iowa facility is located on a 45-acre site and manufactures a wide range of APIs and pharmaceutical intermediates, including highly potent molecules and controlled substances. The High Point site, formerly PharmaCore, Inc., was acquired by Cambrex in October 2016, and produces complex APIs and intermediates in batch sizes from milligrams to 100kg to support clinical trials from Phase I to Phase III.

Read More

Related tags

Market News

Related news

Compact serialization-ready manual workstation

Compact serialization-ready manual workstation

11 Aug 2018

A cost-effective and space-saving solution for serializing cartons and performing multi-level aggregation on cases and pallets.

Read more 
Oxford Genetics signs major supply and licensing agreement for CRISPR engineered mammalian cell lines

Oxford Genetics signs major supply and licensing agreement for CRISPR engineered mammalian cell lines

8 Aug 2018

Company moves away from manual processing in favour of automated, scalable platforms.

Read more 
BASF receives award for its portfolio of natural cosmetic ingredients

BASF receives award for its portfolio of natural cosmetic ingredients

7 Aug 2018

Company recognised for its innovation and continual delivery of new natural ingredients.

Read more 
Extended distribution agreement enables customers to continuously improve their bioprocesses

Extended distribution agreement enables customers to continuously improve their bioprocesses

6 Aug 2018

Agreement includes Pall's next-generation Kaneka KanCapA 3G sorbent for the primary capture of mAbs from clarified cell culture.

Read more 
A new era for migraine patients

A new era for migraine patients

6 Aug 2018

EU approves Novartis's Aimovig, a first-of-its-kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention.

Read more 
Amgen breaks ground on next-generation biomanufacturing plant in Rhode Island

Amgen breaks ground on next-generation biomanufacturing plant in Rhode Island

3 Aug 2018

The plant will be first-of-its-kind in the US.

Read more 
Croda invests in SiSaf’s novel bio-courier technology

Croda invests in SiSaf’s novel bio-courier technology

3 Aug 2018

ProSilic will give Croda’s customers access to the next generation of targeted and controlled drug delivery.

Read more 
Breast cancer device receives FDA approval

Breast cancer device receives FDA approval

3 Aug 2018

The first non-radioactive, dual-tracer for sentinel lymph node biopsy approved in the US.

Read more 
Building contingency plans for an ambiguous post-Brexit market

Building contingency plans for an ambiguous post-Brexit market

31 Jul 2018

One company's positive approach to Brexit preparations, despite the lack of definition.

Read more 
Cherwell publishes guide on environmental monitoring processes and validation

Cherwell publishes guide on environmental monitoring processes and validation

31 Jul 2018

Supporting EM programs in preparation for proposed EU GMP Annex 1 changes.

Read more