Baxter’s BioPharma Solutions is expanding its cytotoxic contract manufacturing facility in Halle (Westfalen), Germany, to meet client needs. Such efforts mark its third capacity expansion, further enhancing Halle’s complete range of resources to support early-phase drug formulation through commercial scale-up, introduction, and lifecycle management.
ESS Technologies, Inc. has integrated net weigh scales with its Monoblock Filler/Capper to create a very precise filling system for bottles, micro-tubes, vials and syringes.
OYSTAR Packaging Technologies (Davenport, IA) is poised to become the world’s largest aerosol machinery manufacturer in April, when OYSTAR Aerofill Dawson is slated to complete its move into Packaging Technologies’ facility in Iowa. Aerofill Dawson-branded equipment will become part of the Packaging Technologies product line.
Pharma machinery manufacturer Optima Group is converting its electricity to draw power from renewable resources at both of its sites in Schwaebisch Hall. In the beginning of December, Hans Bühler, managing director, signed a contract with the municipal utility company of Schwaebisch Hall that guarantees direct power supply from a hydropower plant. The Schwaebisch Hall sites consume approximately 2.7 million kilowatt hours, which can be compared to the consumption of 600 four-person households.