Metrics Contract Services, a full-service CDMO, has expanded its oral solid dose commercial facility in Greenville, North Carolina, adding 3,760 sqft of production space and equipment.
The expansion completes a further $10m investment following the completion of an $80m project in 2018, and consists of three manufacturing suites including a combination dispensing/flex room, a flex room, and a dedicated suite to house a recently commissioned Fette FE55 contained tablet press with bilayer capability.
All three suites feature separate personnel and equipment airlocks for one-way flow to prevent contamination; stainless steel doors and finishes; robust epoxy paint and floor finishes; low wall HEPA filter exhausts with bag in – bag out design; and fogging showers. The additions are designed to accommodate the company’s growing portfolio of commercial services following sustained increase in demand from clients for high potent handling capabilities, it says.
“The new commercial production suites will accommodate our customers’ demand for increased flexibility and capacity. This trio of rooms will enable us to further tailor equipment trains to the applicable process, particularly those that require smaller batch sizes,” said John Ross, President of Mayne Pharma US and Metrics Contract Services. “Our clients will see immediate benefits through greater flexibility and improved potent handling.”
The expansion project began in Q3 2020 and the company is now looking ahead at the next phase of investment with the addition of further potent handling expansion and potential adjacent formulation technologies.