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Article / May 31, 2010

Handling potent drug materials

Cleanroom Technology, May 2010

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.

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.

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