Aphena Pharma completes $7M expansion


Increases capacity for liquid-based pharmaceutical products

Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc., an organization providing contract manufacturing and packaging services for the biologics, pharmaceutical, consumer health and medical device markets, completed 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.

Aphena Pharma's Easton, MD facility. Credit: Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc.

Housed in three new blending 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.”

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