Encube Ethicals opens new topical manufacturing facility

The 350 sqm facility in Goa caters for topical products, including those containing HPAPIs

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Encube Ethicals’ new high potency manufacturing facility for topical formulations is now fully operational. The new 350 sqm facility in Goa, follows a US$4million investment by the company last year to bolster its topical manufacturing capabilities.

The building has an in-house isolator technology that caters for topical products, which include highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs), such as pesticides, immunosuppressants and skin oncology drugs.

The facility, which the pharmaceutical delivery specialists state was built in response to customer and market demand for Encube’s services, adds an additional manufacturing line to its portfolio, taking the total number of SKUs manufactured at the site to over 400.

Mehul Shah, managing director at Encube Ethicals, who founded the business in 1998, said: “There is a real gap in the market for contract service providers that can provide innovative and cost-effective topical manufacturing capabilities for products that include highly potent actives.

Shah continued: “As a result, we have experienced high demand for these services and chose to invest in a new facility to increase our capacity. Now that we’re fully operational, we can continue to cater for new small pharma, biotech and virtual customers, as well as continue to support our current multi-national customers who are entering the high potency topical space.”

Based in Mumbai and Goa, the company has been providing end-to-end, high services for topical products for 20 years. Recently this demand has enabled the company to enter into an agreement with US-based Particle Sciences.

The team at the new facility are experienced in handling a number of immunosuppressant topicals including, Tacrolimus and Primecrolimus, as well as skin oncology products such as Fluorouracil. High potency manufacturing is carried out using sophisticated material handling equipment to ensure the safety of the operators and the product.

All core manufacturing areas are under ISO Class 7 classification & other areas are under 5 micron filtration.