3-Jan-2012

A green building for potent drugs

Abstract

Pfizer CentreSource uses the high potency suites at Pfizer's Freiburg, Germany plant to offer an end to end third party contract manufacturing service for high potency drugs. The high potency area offers dry compaction, wet granulation, bead coating, melt extrusion, external lubrication and compression scale-up

A weighing isolator, used for dispensing highly potent compounds.
Images courtesy of Pfizer Global Supply

Pfizer has proven itself to be innovative in high potency drug production at its FOYA-winning Illertissen plant in Germany. Susan Birks visited another of its high potency suites at its Frieburg plant used by Pfizer CentreSource for third party contract manufacturing.

Pfizer is no stranger to International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) accolades. In October 2008, the NewCon facility at Illertissen in Germany was voted overall winner of the Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) for its high level of automation and lean techniques. The plant has expert competence in occupational exposure band (OEB) 4/5 manufacturing and incorporated numerous best practice innovations.

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