Hovione Loures

Manufacturing Plant

Hovione Loures has been operational since 1969. The site has grown continually as up-graded facilities have been added. The plant was first approved by the FDA in 1982, and is regularly inspected.

The site has an extensive capacity for drug substance manufacturing and particle engineering. Hovione Loures can support the development, piloting and full commercialization of your drug substance and drug product intermediate based on an available capacity of 430 cubic meters of vessels, ranging from 50 to 14,000lt, complemented with a full range of spray dryers, from lab scale to industrial sizes.

The site houses a large and well qualified Process Development and Analytical Development team in the areas of Drug Substance, Particle Engineering and Drug Product.

Areas of Focused Expertise

The site has world class capabilities and physical assets in the following areas:

  • Highly Potent API Handling (down to 0.03µm/m3)
  • Cryogenic (Volume 2000L to 5000L, Temperature Range -120 to 200ºC)
  • Hydrogenation (Volume 100L to 5000L, Pressure Rating 10 to 100bar)
  • Fluorination (Volume 190 and 3400 L, Monel 400)
  • Corticosteroids (Volume 50L to 4000L in two dedicated buildings)
  • Spray drying (Lab Scale, PSD1 to PSD4)
  • Potent spray drying (PSD3)

For details about production equipment – click here


  • The Loures plant operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Quality Control labs supports production 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Plant maintenance shutdown period take place for 3 weeks in August.


The site has an Health, Safety and Environment Management System in accordance with OHSAS18001 and ISO14001. The system is periodically audited and reviewed and is ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certified.

The site is a certified Authorized Economic Operator.


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Nuno Almeida

General Manager, Loures Plant

Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing Plant

Hovione Farmaciência SA
Sete Casas
2674-506 Loures
Tel.: +351 21 982 9000
Fax: +351 21 982 9388
Email: hello@hovione.com
DUNS Nr: 449818434
Location: 38°50'33.526" N 9°10'42.240" W

Other Locations

Hovione Limited
Aubin House, 11th Floor
171-172 Gloucester Road
Hong Kong SAR
Tel.: +852 2891 1836
Fax: +852 2891 0943 
M05, Stylus, 
RTech Park, 
13th floor, 
Off Western Express Highway, 
Nirlon Complex, Goregaon (E) 
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
Tel.: +919 004 261 523