Somerset, NJ, January 10, 2013 – Catalent Pharma Solutions announced today it will make a major investment to expand its industry leading inhalation drug development, delivery and supply capabilities by enhancing their Inhalation Center of Excellence in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC. The $20 million planned investment will focus on expanding pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler (pMDI) clinical and commercial supply capabilities as well as other enhancements to the facility.
Catalent, one of world's leading solution providers for inhaled drug product development, provides a broad range of inhalation services including API optimization, pre-formulation, formulation, analytical testing and manufacturing across all inhaled dosage forms at the RTP, NC facility, and its advanced aseptic development and fill/finish supply solutions facility in Woodstock, IL.
"Pulmonary & nasal represents the second largest drug delivery market by delivery route. Catalent's investment in commercial manufacturing at our Inhalation Center of Excellence not only fits with our advanced drug delivery growth strategy, but also positions us as a world leader supporting inhaled products," commented Scott Houlton, President of Catalent's Development and Clinical Services business. "In addition to the introduction of scalable processes for micro-dosing inhalation powder formulations, and the recent commissioning of our new nasal filling suite, this $20 million investment will upgrade our pMDI manufacturing capacity and allow us to better support our customers from early development all the way through to commercialization; bringing more products and better treatments to market faster."
For more information on Catalent's Inhalation drug development services, please click the link: http://www.catalent.com/index.php/Delivery/inh/inhalation
Catalent Pharma Solutions is the global leader in development solutions and advanced drug delivery technologies, providing world-wide clinical and commercial supply capabilities for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 75 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable product supply. Catalent employs approximately 9,000 people, including over 1,000 scientists, at nearly 30 facilities across 5 continents and generates more than $1.7 billion in annual revenue. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, visit www.catalent.com.