New plant includes reactor suites, filtration and drying capabilities
Piramal Pharma Limited’s Pharma Solutions business, a leading contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), held a grand opening to celebrate the official inauguration of a new active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plant at the company’s site in Aurora, Ontario.
The event was attended by members of the PPS Aurora Site Leadership Team, the company’s global Executive Leadership Team, and a number of Aurora dignitaries, including the Honourable Tom Mrakis, Mayor of Aurora; Aurora Town Councilors Sandra Humfryes and Rachel Gilliland; Lisa Hausz, Manager of Economic Development & Policy for Aurora, and Seana Murray of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
The new plant, built as part of a CAD $30 million capital investment in the Aurora site, features more than ten thousand square feet of new manufacturing space and includes two new reactor suites with additional filtration and drying capabilities.
It will support ongoing customer demand for Piramal Pharma Solutions’ expertise in APIs and enhances and expands the company’s ability to produce clinical to commercial scale APIs, including highly potent APIs requiring an Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) of 1 µg/m3.
Peter DeYoung, Chief Executive Officer, Piramal Pharma Solutions, said: “This new plant is just the latest in a series of expansions and capability upgrades at Aurora, with more to follow. I thank the local government for their support. In partnership with them, the team at Aurora has done commendable work in getting this facility engineered and online."
"It’s evidence of our commitment to the global API market and the long-term growth of PPS as an organisation. Our ultimate objective is to help customers get medicines to patients, and Aurora is an important part of that process. What’s been accomplished to date in Aurora is indeed a source of pride for all of us, and we look forward to what’s yet to come.”
The Honourable Tom Mrakas, Mayor of Aurora, stated: “The opening of this plant is an exciting moment for the town of Aurora. It validates our strong partnership with Piramal and affirms that we are fully supportive of their efforts to expand their presence and their capabilities."
"I congratulate them on this outstanding achievement. Piramal is an example of an extraordinary corporate citizen, and I’m proud of what our two strong teams have achieved by working together.”