Recipharm invests in fill finish capacity in India

The facility will complement the company’s three other sterile filling capabilities in France, Germany and Italy

Global CDMO Recipharm has announced investment into a facility in Uttarakhand, India which will reportedly see its fill finish capacity increase to 1 billion sterile units per year.

The facility will be constructed on a greenfield site near Dehradun in Uttarakhand and is a joint project between Recipharm and the Sobti family.

The site, which is designed for approval to supply the EU and US, is now ready to begin production following approval from the local authorities. It will be delivering ampoules, vials filled with liquid and powder, lyophilised vials, dental cartridges and pre-filled syringes.

Marc Funk, CEO of Recipharm said: “This is a great milestone for our ongoing partnership with the Sobti family. From the new facility we’ll be able to provide customers with invaluable access to high quality sterile fill & finish capacity, which is in huge demand globally. A lot of hard work has gone in to ensuring the success of this project and we’re delighted to see it come to fruition.”

The facility is a further development in Recipharm’s partnership with the Sobti family which began in 2019 when Recipharm invested in Nichepharm.

Dr Chetan Sobti and Nitin Sobti, co-founders of Nichepharm said: “This partnership represents a real opportunity to take Nichepharm to the next level. The Sobti family is very pleased to be entering in the next stage of this partnership with Recipharm which will bring it access to new technologies, best in class account management and global standards of GMP compliance.”

The next step for the project will be to obtain authorisation from the European authorities.

The facility will complement the company’s three other sterile filling capabilities in France, Germany and Italy.

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