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Posted September 18, 2020

WILMINGTON, DE—DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has received Non-GMO Project Verified certification for its SeaGel non-animal softgels. The Non-GMO Project is the only third-party verification program for non-GMO food, drug, and beauty products. To receive this certification, a supplier must pass a product evaluation that includes a review of raw material sources and manufacturing practices.

Posted September 18, 2020

BASEL, Switzerland—Lonza expanded its global particle engineering services at three sites. The company doubled the development capacity at its Monteggio, Switzerland, micronization site, including an isolation glovebox, upgraded process controls, and expanded operator teams. A micronzation development wing has also been added to the company’s Quakertown, PA, site and a pharmaceutical spray dryer for development projects was added to its Bend, OR, site.

Posted September 18, 2020

COLOMBUS, OH—Abitec, a manufacturer of specialty lipid ingredients, acquired research-grade lipid manufacturer Larodan, Stockholm, Sweden. The acquisition will advance Abitec into the field of Lipidomics and could offer researchers the capabilities to identify the various roles of lipids at the chemical level.

Posted September 18, 2020

MISSISSAUGA, Canada—Eurofins, a pharmaceutical CDMO, completed a 14,500-square-foot GMP manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Canada, expanding its existing drug product operation capabilities. The facility includes fully equipped pre-formulation and formulation development laboratories, a development suite, multiple GMP manufacturing suites, clinical packaging, and warehousing. The addition supports the CDMO’s development and clinical manufacturing of oral solid dosage forms, including highly potent APIs.

Posted September 18, 2020

ORGON, France—Omya completed its expansion of its calcium carbonate production plant in Orgon, France. The expansion increased capacity for its functionalized calcium carbonate product and added a packaging line and an onsite warehouse. At this ExciPact- and GFSI-certified facility, the company manufactures mineral grades for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and food industries.

Posted September 18, 2020

ERLANGER, KY—LGM Pharma, which sources and distributes APIs, acquired the formulation development and drug product contract manufacturing business unit of Nexgen Pharma, Irvine, CA. The acquisition includes Nexgen’s manufacturing and warehouse distribution facilities and employees in California and Texas as well as its formulation development, laboratory, and pilot plant manufacturing employees and facilities in Colorado.

Posted September 18, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ—Catalent, a provider of delivery technology, contract development and manufacturing, and consumer health products, will expand its site in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The expansion will add more than 11,000 square feet of production space that will be segregated and designed to handle cytotoxic and highly active products. New equipment includes two manufacturing vessels, a capsule filling line, and six drying tunnels, increasing site capacity by 10 million doses per year. The expansion is forecast to be completed by December 2021.

In other news, the company finished expansions to its consumer health manufacturing facilities in Strathroy, Canada, and Sorocaba, Brazil, both of which provide integrated formulation, manufacturing, and packaging services to the pharmaceutical, consumer health, and beauty industries. The expansions added softgel encapsulation lines to both sites to increase the manufacturing capacity of Catalent’s Vegicaps plant-based capsules and CosmoPod twist-off capsules.

Posted September 18, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI—Berg Nutrition, a specialty nutraceutical distributor, has been named the exclusive US distributor of aXivite phenylcapsaicin, a synthetic form of capsaicin developed by aXichem, Malmo, Sweden. Capsaicin is the active ingredient found in chili peppers and can be used to alleviate pain, reduce blood pressure, control weight, and improve gut health. Synthetic capsaicin is four times more bioactive than natural capsaicin and does not have the strong, hot flavor, which can make natural capsaicin difficult to consume.

Posted June 23, 2020

PharmaSci 360 has moved its scientific program online. While the in-person trade show will still take place October 25-28 in New Orleans, LA, the educational presentations will be available online October 26-November 5. This includes plenaries, keynotes, symposia, career development sessions, partner presentations, posters, Rapid Fire presentations, awards, and virtual visits to the Solution Center.