Aphena Pharma completes $7M Maryland expansion

Three new state-of-the-art pharmaceutical blending suites are ready for new products

COOKEVILLE — Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc. announces the completion of 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.  

While two new blending suites were originally planned, the company expanded that number to three. Housed in those three suites are two brand-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.” 

“The recent expansions at our Maryland and Tennessee facilities position Aphena to support significant future growth,” said Aphena CEO Shawn Reilley. “We are committed to investing aggressively as needed to ensure that Aphena remains an industry leader in terms of innovation and turnaround time.”

Aphena Pharma Solutions is an industry-leading organization providing contract manufacturing and packaging services for the biologics, pharmaceutical, consumer health and medical device markets. With two separate FDA- and DEA-registered locations in the U.S., Aphena handles solid dose, liquids, gels, creams, ointments, foams, suspensions and lotion-based products.

For more information about Aphena, visit www.AphenaPharma.com or call (931) 372-2041. 

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