Article / 2010
Handling potent drug materials
Drug manufacturer Hovione has opened a new spray drying facility in Loures, Portugal, for potent active ingredients. Marco Marques, head of production, describes the safety protocols.
Cleanroom Technology, May 2010
Pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Hovione has recently received a significant number of new spray drying projects with special containment requirements. The company’s answer to this market demand has been to install a new spray dryer unit in a dedicated manufacturing suite at its site in Loures, Portugal. The facility design allows the handling of potent compounds up to class III, according to independent health & safety consultant SafeBridge, and it complies fully with good manufacturing practices (GMP) as required by international drug authorisation bodies.