Grand River boosts production capacity


US parenteral contract manufacturer has acquired a Colanar FSV syringe filler for its FDA-inspected, cGMP-compliant manufacturing site in Grand Rapids, Michigan

GRAM's FDA-inspected, cGMP-compliant manufacturing site in Michigan.

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing (GRAM), the US-based parenteral contract manufacturing company, has acquired a Colanar FSV syringe filler. The new machine expands the manufacturing capabilities in syringe filling at its FDA-inspected, cGMP-compliant manufacturing site in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The filling machine will utilise the existing single-use systems already in place at GRAM and will support both small molecule APIs and biologics projects.

The purchase of the syringe filler comes only months after the news of a partnership deal reached between GRAM and Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C.

Tom Ross, president and CEO, commented: “With the support of Arlington, GRAM intends to invest heavily in building out our capabilities in the next couple of years with state-of-the-art equipment and a new facility. The new syringe filler is the first of many exciting announcements we will be making this year.”

This investment, GRAM said, is one of many capital investments being made to foster client growth and enhance its capabilities.

Steve Nole, director of operation, added: “The new syringe filler will expand our capabilities and demonstrates GRAM’s commitment to quality while advancing our core capabilities and technology.

“The Colonar FSV syringe filler, combined with our single-use system, will allow clients to expedite the time between project initiation and manufacture date.”

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The syringe filler will be qualified and operational by the second quarter of this year. In addition to filling syringes, the new filler is capable of handling cartridges.