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Hollister-Stier Laboratories Plans To Double Production Capacity & Lab Space In $30 Million Expansion; More Jobs



3/21/2006 11:47:21 AM

SPOKANE, Wash., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollister-Stier Laboratories, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high quality sterile injectable products for the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical markets, is pleased to announce plans for a facility expansion estimated at $30 Million. HollisterStier will be adding a second high speed filling line that can handle 2-100mL vials and fill approximately 400 vials per minute, doubling its current laboratory space and adding an office complex. The clean room complex includes aseptic compounding areas, a new component preparation area, and aseptic storage area. HollisterStier also projects increasing personnel by approximately 40% over the next three years.

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"The new filling line and expanded lab space enhances our ability to meet the unique needs of our customers. With the expansion, we will also increase our various customer support teams," stated Anthony Bonanzino, Ph.D., president & CEO.

HollisterStier is doubling its laboratory space for the Quality Assurance and Quality Control departments. "Quality assurance is one of the most vital components to our organization. The new construction allows for critically needed lab bench space and new instrumentation," he said.

The project increases the Spokane, Washington facility to a total of 185,000 ft(2). Construction on the laboratories and office building begins in the fall of 2006 with completion expected in May of 2007. The construction for the filling line begins in Q4 of 2006, with commercial production commencing in Q4 of 2008.

About HollisterStier

HollisterStier is a customer centric group of professionals dedicated to the contract manufacture of high quality sterile injectables for the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical market. Our multidisciplinary teams provide custom solutions to customer specific project goals from development through commercialization. Based in Spokane, Washington, the company is committed to meeting customer expectations in all aspects of our business from quality manufacturing to regulatory support. For further information, visit www.hollisterstier.com.

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CONTACT: Janelle Jovick of HollisterStier, +1-509-482-0586, orjjovick@hollister-stier.com


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