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Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc. announces the completion of its $7 million facility expansion and renovation in Easton, MD. The newly renovated, 30,000-square-foot facility and three large, high-end blending suites are open for new pharmaceutical business. Aphena’s Maryland campus supports liquids, creams, gels and suspensions.
While two new blending suites were originally planned, the company expanded that number to three. Housed in those three suites are two new Feldmeier 1,000-gallon mixing tanks and a sister 100-gallon tank, which offer center agitation mixing and dual alternate directional side sweeps for scale-up and registration batches. In addition, the tanks are jacketed for heat and chilling and are pressurized for powder mixing.
“Adding these tanks and new capabilities will allow Aphena to increase capacity levels and handle 90% of the liquid-based pharmaceutical products on the market today,” said Eric Allen, Aphena’s EVP of sales. “The smaller 100-gallon tank is 1/10 scale, making submission batches easy to scale per FDA guidelines.”
“The recent expansions at our Maryland and Tennessee facilities position Aphena to support significant future growth,” said Aphena CEO Shawn Reilley.