Catalent expands clinical packaging capabilities in Shanghai, China

27 Nov 2018

The continued growth of clinical trials in Asia driving the need for in-region packaging services.

Catalent Pharma Solutions has announced that work to expand its primary packaging capabilities at its clinical facility in Shanghai, China has reached the commissioning stage and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

Catalent expands clinical packaging capabilities in Shanghai, China

The expansion includes a new automated, high-speed bottling line suitable for capsule and tablet products. The line will increase packaging capacity by up to 100 bottles per minute, and provides for quick and easy changeover, essential for clinical-scale production.

“Globally, almost 2,000 industry-sponsored clinical trials were conducted during the last 2 years,” commented Roel de Nobel, Catalent’s Vice President, Global Operations, Clinical Supply Services. “Our continued investment in Asia Pacific reflects the importance of, and the continued growth of clinical trials in Asia, driving the need for in-region packaging services.”

This expansion follows the announcement that work is underway to open a new clinical facility outside of Shanghai’s free trade zone (FTZ). The new facility is expected to be completed in early 2019 and will join the company’s existing three clinical packaging facilities in the Asia Pacific region, namely in Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao FTZ, Singapore and Kakegawa, Japan. In addition to its primary packaging capabilities, the company offers comprehensive clinical supply solutions in the region including clinical supply management, comparator sourcing, FastChain demand led supply, secondary packaging, storage and global distribution and clinical returns and destruction.

Read More

Related news

Specialist API CDMO acquired by GHO Capital

Specialist API CDMO acquired by GHO Capital

16 Mar 2019

Future plan is to extend Sterling’s international presence to meet increasing demand from customers worldwide.

Read more 
Bringing next generation single-use sensor technologies to the life science market

Bringing next generation single-use sensor technologies to the life science market

14 Mar 2019

Pall and Broadley-James’ combined expertise proves complementary in addressing critical customer pain points in modern bioprocessing.

Read more 
Third Sartorius Research Xchange Forum 2019 focuses on CAR-T cell therapy

Third Sartorius Research Xchange Forum 2019 focuses on CAR-T cell therapy

13 Mar 2019

Event for experts from academia and industry, including talks, live demo sessions, and panel discussion.

Read more 
TraceLink submits an interoperable blockchain network solution for FDA DSCSA Pilot Project Program

TraceLink submits an interoperable blockchain network solution for FDA DSCSA Pilot Project Program

12 Mar 2019

Trace Histories is a purpose-built distributed ledger solution for ensuring patient safety by 2023 DSCSA deadline.

Read more 
Overcoming lyophilization challenges at Interphex 2019

Overcoming lyophilization challenges at Interphex 2019

10 Mar 2019

Line of Sight approach to freeze-drying enables organizations to bring pharmaceutical products safely and quickly to market.

Read more 
Catalent invests over $27 million to commercialize Zydis Ultra

Catalent invests over $27 million to commercialize Zydis Ultra

7 Mar 2019

Zydis Ultra allows a patented and innovative drug coating to be introduced during a product’s formulation, enabling the dosage of active ingredient to be up to four times higher than a conventional Zydis ODT.

Read more 
Novel systems for membrane chromatography

Novel systems for membrane chromatography

6 Mar 2019

Optimally run membrane chromatography processes will provide higher productivity, smaller-scale operations and increased robustness.

Read more 
Lilly to introduce lower-priced insulin

Lilly to introduce lower-priced insulin

5 Mar 2019

Authorized generic version of Humalog will be available in US pharmacies at 50% lower list price.

Read more 
Biogen acquisition boosts its ophthalmology pipeline

Biogen acquisition boosts its ophthalmology pipeline

4 Mar 2019

Nightstar Therapeutics has two potentially first-in-class mid- to late-stage clinical assets as well as preclinical programs.

Read more 
Uniqsis expands LED photoreactor range

Uniqsis expands LED photoreactor range

3 Mar 2019

The availability of three new alternative switchable LED configurations provides chemists with the unique ability to optimally undertake almost any photochemistry reaction.

Read more