Portuguese active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediates manufacturer Hovione is expanding its New Jersey facility in East Windsor, US to meet the increasing demands of its customers and to give them more options for spray drying manufacturing.
The expansion will add 30,600ft2 (2,843m2) to the 24,000ft2 (2,211m2) facility. It will include a new commercial spray dryer unit to complement the firm's existing pilot unit and this installation will be specifically designed to handle potent drug substances (APIs).
Drug substance capacity will also more than double at the site to support the needs of current and potential new customers.
Hovione said around 60 new jobs will be added to the current workforce at the plant.