Invests $5 million to upgrade manufacturing processes
Micro-Sphere, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that specializes in spraying drying and capsule filling, has invested about $5 million to expand its GMP manufacturing services at its facility in Monteggio, Switzerland.
The investment features infrastructure upgrades that include an increased production area for additional capsule filling equipment under containment, new lab space for inhalation testing and powder characterization, and additional warehouse and office space.
“Since 2017, Micro-Sphere has invested almost €30 million [$30 million] to improve performance and gain efficiencies with upgrades to its facility and capabilities,” says Matteo Berlusconi, head of site at the facility. “In the last year alone, we have installed a second PSD-2 spray dryer to add more flexibility and capacity for both clinical and commercial manufacturing, two additional MG2 capsule filling machines to increase our low dosage capsule filling capabilities, and a Malvern 3000 in our QC laboratory for PSD measurement to match the technology of our customers."