Colorcon opens formulation services facility in Bogota, Colombia

To support market growth and customers across the Andean countries, Central America and the Caribbean

Excipients and coatings specialist Colorcon has opened a new technical service, laboratory and conference facility in Bogotá, Colombia, to support market growth and customers across the Andean countries, Central America and the Caribbean.

The new facility is located close to transportation hubs to service the pharmaceutical industry across this region.

The specially designed facility has internationally recognised certification for the containment and safe handling of Level II and Level IV active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and will provide faster turnaround on technical services and increased capacity to handle more projects.

Colorcon has invested in new-instrumented equipment, including high shear granulation, an instrumented press machine, advanced film coating equipment and USP dissolution apparatus

Plinio Sandoval, Regional Technical Manager, said: 'To shorten formulation development time, Colorcon has invested in new-instrumented equipment, including high shear granulation, an instrumented press machine, advanced film coating equipment and USP dissolution apparatus. Access to this advanced technology and analytical tools enables more robust formulation development, provides release profiles and ultimately better prediction for scale-up to manufacturing.'

The Technical Centre will allow Colorcon to increase its educational programmes, with additional Colorcon Coating and Formulation Schools included in the 2016 schedule; plus a new Formulation School for Matrices to address the markets’ continuing interest for modified release products.

Perry Cozzone, President - Americas added: 'This investment demonstrates Colorcon’s continued commitment to reducing our customers' time to market and making a positive contribution to their manufacturing quality and production efficiency. It reinforces our dedication to providing best-in-class products and services through a network of laboratories positioned close to our customers.'

Companies