Metrics invests $10m in Greenville manufacturing facility

Published: 24-Sep-2020

The $10m investment will add 3,760 sqft of production space to the current facility, providing added flexibility and capacity to the CDMO and its clients

Metrics Contract Services (Metrics) has commenced construction on the expansion of its novel oral solid dosage manufacturing facility expansion in Greenville, North Carolina.

The expansion consists of three rooms: one dispensing/flex room, one tablet press room and one flex room to accommodate the company’s growing portfolio of commercial services.

Equipment also forms part of the investment and includes a Fette FE55 tablet press, a Bosch 720 encapsulator, which both offer containment capabilities for the safe handling of potent products, and a weigh and dispense isolator.

The expansion project has been in development over the last six months and is expected to be complete and fully operational by February 2021.

“The new equipment we’ve purchased is ideal for the small batch size and high changeover products which our clients require,” said John Ross, President at Mayne Pharma U.S and Metrics Contract Services. “Our clients will see immediate benefits through higher yields and improved potent handling.”

“We recognized that customer’s commercial requirements often demanded increased flexibility within production suites. This expansion will cater for those needs because it creates more spaces where equipment trains can be tailored to the applicable process.”

Ross added: “This is a significant investment for the business and reflects our commitment to increasing our novel oral solid manufacturing capabilities and providing our clients with quality services from initial concept through to global commercialization.”

“We are now actively looking at the next phase of investment and how to maximise the expanded facility even further with the potential addition of further packaging and adjacent formulation technologies.”

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