PCI Pharma Services is investing $100 million
for its Bedford, New Hampshire site
Following PCI's acquisition of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. (LSNE) in December 2021, the expansion plan calls for a facility of over 4,600 square meters.
The building will contain state of the art technology, including an aseptic fill-finish line with a fully isolated containment system. It will also hold twin lyophilizers with auto-loading and unloading systems, with the capacity to complete 400 vials per minute on a sterile fill-finish line, helping accelerate speed to market so that patients receive therapies faster.
The acquisition of LNSE had added five FDA-approved facilities in the United States (New Hampshire, Wisconsin) and Europe (Spain) and expanded global manufacturing capabilities in complex formulations, high potency, and now lyophilization for a broad range of injectables including nanoparticles, mRNA, mABs, proteins, oligonucleotides, and other biologics across formats from vials and bottles to pre-filled syringes and autoinjectors.
Following PCI's recently announced construction of the New England Clinical Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, MA, the Bedford location is well-positioned to create a centralized hub for its Northeast clients. PCI will also expand three additional Bedford-based facilities with more aseptic fill-finish and lyophilization capabilities to deliver market and dedicated client-based needs.
"We are excited to introduce clients to our newest facility, which is part of our broader strategy to provide integrated end-to-end drug development, manufacturing and packaging capabilities," said Salim Haffar, Chief Executive Officer, PCI Pharma Services. "Our investment in these facilities will ensure that PCI continues to leverage new capabilities in complex formulations, aseptic fill-finish, and lyophilization to meet the needs of our global clients, particularly as biologics continue their strong growth trajectory."
This announcement marks the latest in a series of worldwide expansions the company has made across multiple continents and five other sites, including Berlin; San Diego; Rockford, Illinois; and Melbourne, Australia. PCI sites in San Diego and Melbourne added state of the art equipment with aseptic fill-finish capabilities in February 2022 to enhance global offerings and deliver much-needed capacity to early phase clients.
The new Bedford facility is dedicated to high-volume lyophilization, liquid filling, and multi-product handling from one format to another. PCI will also continue to further increase capacity and capabilities of their other aseptic fill-finish facilities, including Leon, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin, with plans to hire additional manufacturing teams, deploy capital investment and increase the delivery of life-changing therapies to patients.
PCI has 30 sites in seven countries (Australia, Canada, United States, Ireland, Wales, Germany and Spain) and has over 4,300 employees
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