09 Oct 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Bangalore: The Custom Pharmaceutical Services (CPS) business of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announced expansion in the areas of activated mPEG manufacturing and in the development and manufacture of New Chemical Entities (NCE) and APIs for use in pre-clinical through to commercial development at its manufacturing facility in Mirfield, UK.
The expansion puts Dr. Reddy's at the forefront of activated mPEG manufacturing and will enable manufacture of its PEGtech range at commercial metric tonne scale quantities and beyond in a fully cGMP environment. Equipped with state-of-the-art DCS computer control systems, the plant operates with a very high level of control and has been designed with the latest manufacturing compliance standards in mind.
Commenting on the development, Dr R Ananthanarayanan, president, pharmaceutical services and active ingredients business, Dr. Reddy's, said that, "This expansion builds on our commitment to expand operations in UK and provide a superior network of cGMP manufacturing to support our global customer base. PEGylation is one area where we felt the need for expanding our capabilities. We have invested in multiple technology areas and the expansion will add significant value in the areas of mPEGs and cGMP API manufacturing."
Dr. Reddy's has eight API manufacturing facilities worldwide, including six FDA-approved plants in India, one FDA-approved plant in Mexico and one FDA-approved plant in Mirfield, UK, which helps the CPS business to provide its customers with multiple site options.