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09th December 2020

Piramal Pharma Solutions Invests ~$32 Million in Additional US Capacity in Potent and Non-Potent API Development

Riverview, Michigan | December 8, 2020: Piramal Pharma Limited’s Pharma Solutions business, a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), today announced plans to expand its facility in Michigan with additional capacity and new capabilities for the development and manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

The company is investing ~US$32 million in the facility to keep up with expected demand based on current forecasts, including potential new opportunities. This expansion of more than 25,000 square feet, which includes 8,500 square feet of production space, will provide significant benefits to customers and patients. Capacity will increase in large-scale manufacturing with the addition of new reactors capable of handling up to 4000L.

Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS) is also adding two new kilo labs for process development and GMP manufacture for clinical trials at scales up to 100L. New equipment of critical importance to the expansion includes a 1m2 filter dryer with glovebox technology, 3KL/4KL mild steel glass lined reactor and 3KL Hastelloy reactor, all designed to handle potent compounds with OELs >1mcg/m3 . Facility design procedures assure all appropriate safety measures, including controlled room pressurizations with air locks for safe movement of both people and materials, glovebox technology/contained systems for charging and discharging of potent compounds, and a scrubber to address any reaction off-gassing.

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24th June 2020

Piramal Group purchases Solid Oral Dosage Drug Product Facility in Sellersville, Pennsylvania from G&W Laboratories Inc

  • This adds North American capability in product and process development, manufacturing and packaging of solid oral dosage forms, liquids, creams, and ointments.

  • Acquisition gives PPS solid oral dose capabilities on three continents; ability to handle potent formulations in North America 

  • Enhances integrated services 

Piramal Enterprises Limited’s (PEL) Pharma Solutions business, a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with G&W Laboratories Inc. to acquire its solid oral dosage drug product manufacturing facility located in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. The transaction closure is subject to customary pre-closing conditions. According to the terms of the agreement, PEL, through one of its Affiliates, would acquire at closing a 100% stake in the entity that operates the facility and owns the related real estate. This acquisition broadens the offering of Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS) by adding solid oral dosage form capabilities (tablets and capsules) in North America. Until now, PPS’ capabilities in solid oral dosage forms were all located in the UK and India. The Sellersville site can also produce liquids, creams, and ointments, further expanding the PPS portfolio. The site also can support product and process development for solid oral dosage and oral liquids, including immediate release, modified release, chewable & sublingual solid oral dosage forms, solutions and suspensions in liquids. The site has received certifications from the FDA and EMA.

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