DPT adds high-speed bottle filling line at San Antonio Centre of Excellence


Will increase capacity to up to 200 units a minute

DPT Laboratories, a US-based contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) specialising in semi-solid and liquid dosage forms, has opened a high-speed bottle filling centre at its San Antonio, Texas location.

One of three DPT Centres of Excellence, the San Antonio centre is purpose-built for semi-solids and liquids to support comprehensive pharmaceutical manufacturing needs. The new high-speed bottle filling centre provides efficient large-scale production capacity.

The new line significantly increases the rate of production for finished goods bottle manufacturing to up to 200 units a minute and creates opportunities for growth in the company's large-scale bulk manufacturing areas.

'We’re committed to investing in new capabilities and expanding services for our customers,' said Lyle Flom, Vice President and General Manager, San Antonio Site Operations. 'The addition of this high-speed filling centre supports current demand, provides for future growth and helps DPT maintain its leadership position in semi-solid and liquid manufacturing.'

As DPT’s Centre of Excellence for semi-solids and liquids, this plant provides cGMP pilot, clinical and commercial scale manufacturing for prescription and over-the-counter products. It includes a 60,000ft2 cGMP aerosol manufacturing facility, a 225,000ft2 raw material dispensing and distribution centre and a 150,000ft2 compounding, fill and finish area.

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DPT has four cGMP-compliant facilities in San Antonio and Lakewood, NJ.