Vetter Invests in Additional Lyophilization Capacity
6/15/2011 10:13:05 AM
RAVENSBURG, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vetter, a leading specialist in aseptic filling, has installed three additional state-of-the-art lyophilizers at the company’s Ravensburg Vetter South facility, nearly doubling its number of freeze-dryers. Altogether, the site will be able to produce up to 24 million lyophilized units annually. The new equipment increases the number of lyophilizers across all Vetter facilities by 30 percent. The company made the investment to meet anticipated future demand for aseptically filled biologics and other sensitive compounds, which often require lyophilization to prolong shelf life and potency. In the last three years, more than 30 percent of all novel drugs approved in the United States were lyophilized, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Experts predict continued growth.